HGV drivers travelling from UK to Germany now require covid test

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Germany has identified the UK as a ‘virus variant area of concern’, which means tourist travel from the UK is banned, while lorry drivers shall also have to present a negative covid test - irrespective of their vaccination status.

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21.12.2021
HGV drivers travelling from UK to Germany now require covid test
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According to the rules, commercial vehicle drivers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the country.  PCR tests are valid for up 72 hours before the border crossing, with rapid/antigen (LTF) tests accepted up to 24 hours before entry. Proof of vaccination or recovery is no longer sufficient at this time.

In addition, if a the driver has stayed in the UK or another ‘area of variant of concern’ for over 72 hours, and plans to stay in Germany for more than 72 hours, pre-registration and self isolation are mandatory.  According to the RHA, drivers heading back through Germany to the UK/NI should be free to enter Germany without additional testing.

In a statement, the RHA also stressed that it has continually recommended that drivers have outbound lateral flow tests when leaving the UK, to pre-empt quick changes that might take place.


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