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Mauritius: Travel and Safety Advice

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Current

The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.

Of unnecessary, tourist trips to Mauritius is currently being made due to ongoing entry restrictions and quarantine measures advised against.

Epidemiological situation

Mauritius has been less affected by COVID-19 so far. Current and detailed figures are available from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government of Mauritius.

entry

Entry into Mauritius is not permitted until at least May 31, 2021.

Further information is available from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

Travel connections

Regular international air traffic has ceased. There are only a few commercial flights, currently exclusively operated by Air Mauritius and Emirates.

Restrictions in the country

There is a nationwide lockdown. Shops for urgent daily needs are open. Other shops are open - depending on official approval.

Hygiene rules

There is an obligation to wear mouth and nose protection in public; the usual distance and hygiene rules also apply.

  • Make sure you comply with the AHA regulations and also follow the instructions from local authorities. High fines can be imposed if the hygiene regulations are violated
  • In the event of COVID-19 symptoms or contact with infected people, contact the responsible health department
  • Stays in foreign countries can currently affect the possibility of entering other countries. Therefore, find out about the current regulations on entry, transit and quarantine in the respective travel countries via the travel and safety information before starting any trip.
  • When returning to Germany, please note the valid entry restrictions such as registration, proof and, if applicable, quarantine regulations, inquire about the current conditions of carriage at the relevant company or your tour operator, and if you are entering from a risk area, contact the health department of your stay or Place of residence. Further information is available in our continuously updated info box on COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
Security Terrorism Domestic Situation

The domestic political situation is calm. Isolated demonstrations cannot be ruled out.

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Follow the instructions of local security guards.
crime

Petty crime such as pickpocketing and handbag theft occurs particularly in the markets in the capital Port Louis, Grand Baie and Flic en Flac.
Violent crime is rare, but there has been a slight increase in armed robbery against tourists and break-ins in holiday homes as well.

  • Keep money, ID cards, driver's license, flight tickets and other important documents safe and lock them in hotels and holiday apartments inaccessible to third parties.
  • Avoid poorer residential areas and less frequented stretches of beach.
  • Use extra caution when leaving a bank or after withdrawing cash from an ATM.
  • Be particularly vigilant in large crowds and watch out for your valuables.
  • Carry photocopies of important documents with you or save them electronically for later retrieval at any time.
  • Prefer cashless payments and only take the cash you need for the day and no unnecessary valuables.
  • Do not resist a robbery.
  • Be skeptical of unfamiliar e-mails, profit notifications, offers and requests for help from alleged acquaintances. Do not disclose any data about yourself; if necessary, make sure yourself personally or contact the police.
Nature and climate

The climate is subtropical with warm, dry winters and hot, humid summers.
Cyclones can occur in Mauritius from November to May. These can cause floods and landslides and consequently lead to disabilities in the infrastructure and in travel.

There are often strong and constantly changing sea currents off the coast. Failure to observe the marked beaches and the basic rules of snorkeling or diving (always with a partner) lead to deaths and accidents with speedboats on the reefs and outside the marked bathing zones. To make snorkelers more visible, some hotels give snorkelers buoys. On the beach, in shallow water near large stones, in places with muddy sand and on reefs, poisonous stone fish can hide in the sand or between stones.

  • In the event of a storm warning, please note the information on hurricanes abroad.
  • Always observe prohibitions, information signs and warnings as well as the instructions of the local authorities.
  • Do not underestimate the currents and dangers of the area and pay attention to the respective local information and marked beaches.
  • Wearing bathing shoes on the beach and in the water is recommended.
Travel information Responsible diplomatic mission

There is no professional consular representation in Mauritius. The German embassy in Antananarivo / Madagascar is responsible. The German embassy in Pretoria / South Africa is responsible for consular assistance.
In emergencies, travelers can turn to the German honorary consul in St. Antoine, Goodlands.

Infrastructure / traffic

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

There are taxis and buses that usually run between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.

There is left-hand traffic in Mauritius. The general condition of the road network is relatively good, but particular caution is recommended. Outside the built-up areas, the streets are often narrow and confusing, and dogs and other animals can be expected to roam freely. There are many cyclists and motorcyclists, and quite a few are out and about in the dark without adequate lighting. There are a large number of mobile and permanently installed radar controls.

The frequent roundabouts and the right-turn lanes there have led drivers who were not used to left-hand traffic to drive against the current several times, and this has already resulted in fatal accidents.

Vehicles can be rented for self-drivers from the age of 21 and alternatively with a chauffeur.

  • Exercise caution, especially if you are not used to left-hand traffic.
  • Strictly adhere to the signposted speed limits.
Driver's license

The international driving license is required and is only valid in conjunction with the national German driving license, which must be at least one year old.

Alternatively, travelers without an international driver's license can also present their national German driver's license to the traffic department of the police headquarters in Port Louis, Line Barracks, and receive a temporary driver's license there.

LGBTIQ

Homosexual acts are still legally a criminal offense, even if criminal prosecution was no longer known recently. The level of acceptance among the population varies greatly, in large parts of the country conservative values ​​prevail, and isolated threats have been reported.

Legal specifics

Drug offenses and other offenses under the Narcotics Act are severely punished. There is a risk of imprisonment of up to 60 years.

Violations of the right of residence are punished severely.

Money / credit cards

The national currency is the Mauritius rupee (MUR). Withdrawing cash from ATMs and paying with credit cards is possible in many places. It is still advisable to take euros or US dollars with you in cash.

Entry and customs

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

Entry and import regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. You can only obtain legally binding information and / or information that goes beyond this information on the entry and customs regulations for importing goods directly from the representatives of your destination country.
You can find the customs regulations for Germany on the website of the German customs and via the "Zoll und Reise" app, or you can inquire about them by telephone.

Travel documents

Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:

  • Passport: Yes
  • Temporary passport: Yes
  • Identity card: No
  • Provisional identity card: No
  • Children's passport: Yes

Comments / minimum remaining validity:
At the time of entry, travel documents must be valid at least beyond the end of the journey.

A valid passport or identity card is required for air travel between the main island of Mauritius and the island of Rodrigues, which is part of the Republic of Mauritius.

visa

German citizens do not need a visa for a tourist stay or a visit or business trip.

Nevertheless, you should be able to present the following upon request when entering the country:

  • Valid passport or other recognized travel document that is valid beyond the planned length of stay.
  • Valid return or onward travel ticket to your home country or country of residence
  • Confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius or letter of invitation from a Mauritius resident
  • Proof that you have sufficient financial means to cover the costs of your stay in Mauritius
  • Authorization to re-enter your home country or country of residence.

For all other travel purposes, such as starting work and studying, it is necessary to obtain the relevant visa from the relevant Mauritian diplomatic mission before entering the country.

The Embassy of the Republic of Mauritius in Berlin provides more information.
Information on entry requirements can be obtained from the Passport and Immigration Office of the Republic of Mauritius.

Minors

There are no known special regulations for the entry of minors.

Import regulations

There is no limit to the amount of national and foreign currency that can be imported, but must be declared with a value of 500,000 MUR or more.
The Mauritian foreign exchange regulations do not allow cash payments over 500,000 MUR, also no cash deposits at banks. Violations are punished severely.

The import of plants and food is prohibited.

The import of weapons and drugs of all kinds (including cigarette paper), methadone substitutes (such as Subutex), pepper spray and equipment for spear fishing is strictly prohibited. There is also an import ban on a number of pharmaceutical products.

Pets

In addition to a microchip, a rabies vaccination of at least 30 days and a maximum of 12 months old, a health certificate, an import permit is required for the import of pets.

Health updates

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease COVID-19, which is triggered by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a pandemic.

measles

In January 2019, WHO declared delaying or skipping vaccinations as a threat to global health. In particular, the lack of vaccination against measles poses a high risk when the number of cases increases internationally.

  • As part of your travel preparations, check your and your children's vaccination protection against measles and have this supplemented if necessary.
Vaccination protection

No compulsory vaccinations are required for direct entry from Germany. Mauritius is free of yellow fever. A yellow fever vaccination has not been required since 2019 when entering via other countries.

  • Make sure that you and your children have the standard vaccinations according to the Robert Koch Institute's vaccination calendar up to date.
  • Vaccinations against hepatitis A are recommended as travel vaccinations, and in the case of long-term stays or special exposure also against hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies and meningococcal disease (ACWY).
  • Please note the instructions for use and help for the indication in the travel vaccination recommendations leaflet.
  • The DTG offers up-to-date, detailed travel vaccination recommendations for specialist groups.
Dengue fever

Dengue viruses are nationwide by diurnal Aedes- Mosquitoes transmitted. The disease is usually accompanied by fever, skin rash and pronounced pain in the limbs. In rare cases, especially in children, serious complications, including possible death, occur. Overall, however, complications for travelers are rare. There is neither a vaccination nor chemoprophylaxis nor a specific therapy against dengue fever, see information sheet on dengue fever.

  • To avoid dengue fever, protect yourself consistently against mosquito bites as part of exposure prophylaxis, especially during the day.
Chikungunya fever

Chikungunya viruses are diurnal Aedes- Mosquitoes transmitted. The disease is characterized by a high fever and possibly prolonged joint and muscle pain. The symptoms can often not be clearly distinguished from other mosquito-borne diseases. Chikungunya fever does not always heal without consequences; long-term rheumatoid-like symptoms rarely occur. There is neither a vaccination nor chemoprophylaxis nor a specific therapy, see leaflet Chikungunya fever.

  • To avoid chikungunya fever, protect yourself consistently against mosquito bites as part of exposure prophylaxis, especially during the day.
malaria

Mauritius has been malaria free since 1999.

HIV / AIDS

There is always a high risk of HIV transmission through sexual contact, drug use (unclean syringes or cannulas) and blood transfusions.

  • Always use condoms, especially on casual acquaintances.
Diarrheal diseases

Diarrheal illnesses are common travel illnesses, see information sheet on diarrheal illnesses. However, most diarrheal diseases can be avoided through appropriate food and drinking water hygiene. Therefore, to protect your health, please observe the following basic information:

  • Only drink water of safe origin, never tap water. A previously opened bottle can be identified more easily by purchasing carbonated bottled water.
  • If possible, use drinking water to wash dishes and brush your teeth when you are out and about.
  • If bottled water is not available, use filtered, disinfected, or boiled water.
  • Cook or peel food yourself.
  • Make sure you keep flies away from your food.
  • Wash your hands with soap as often as possible, but always before preparing and eating.
  • If possible, disinfect your hands with liquid disinfectant.
Medical supplies

Medical care in the country is sufficient.

  • Take out travel health and repatriation insurance for the duration of your stay abroad. The German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad provides detailed information.
  • Take your individual first-aid kit with you and protect it against high temperatures when you are out and about, see the first-aid kit leaflet.
  • Before you go on a trip, seek personal advice from tropical medicine advice centers, tropical doctors or travel doctors and adjust your vaccination protection, even if you have already experienced the tropics from other regions. Corresponding doctors can be found e.g. B. via the DTG.

In addition to the general disclaimer, please note:

  • All information is intended for the information of medically trained. They are not a substitute for the consultation of a doctor.
  • The recommendations are tailored to direct entry from Germany to a travel destination, especially for longer stays on site. For shorter trips, entries from third countries and trips to other areas of the country, deviations may apply.
  • All information is always dependent on the individual circumstances of the traveler and may require medical advice.
  • In spite of the best possible efforts, the medical information is always just a consultation offer. They cannot cover all medical aspects, eliminate all doubts or always be completely up-to-date. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Country information about your travel destination

Here you will find the addresses of the responsible diplomatic missions and information on politics and bilateral relations with Germany.

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Further information for your trip

Other important information for your trip

Slovakia: Travel and safety information (COVID-19 related travel warning)

Recent changes: News (Entry, restrictions in the country, hygiene rules)

 

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Current

The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.

Before unnecessary, tourist trips to Slovakia will be currently warned.

Epidemiological situation

Slovakia is still affected by COVID-19. The number of new infections in all parts of the country is more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Slovakia is classified as a risk area.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Slovak government provide current and detailed figures.

entry

Travelers with previous stays in EU countries, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland within the last 14 days before entering Slovakia must register their entry online in "eHranica" of the Slovak government and observe a 14-day self-isolation. The public health office will ask travelers to carry out a test after eight days at the earliest. The quarantine ends with the confirmation of the negative test result, otherwise automatically after 14 days if there are no symptoms. For children under 10 years of age, the quarantine ends when they are ends for people living in the same household.

Commuters residing in Slovakia and commuters who work in Slovakia must register their entry and submit an employer certificate according to the specified template and a negative test result upon entry (antigen test not older than 48 hours, PCR test not older than 72 hours, foreign ones Test results from certified laboratories in EU countries in German, English, Czech or Slovak are recognized). These persons can undergo a PCR test immediately after entering the country at their own expense. The quarantine then ends with the negative test result from the Slovak laboratory, otherwise after 14 days if there are no symptoms.

The same applies to people who have been vaccinated (from 14 days after the second vaccination dose for vaccination with an mRNA vaccine or from 28 days after the first vaccination dose for vector vaccines) or people who have survived COVID-19 disease in the past six months and have a corresponding confirmation from your Slovak family doctor.

Exceptions to the quarantine obligation as well as special regulations also apply to commercial passenger and freight traffic, for the implementation of urgently required medical treatments or participation in funerals, weddings and baptism celebrations.

The Slovak government publishes further exemptions from the quarantine obligation.
Controls are carried out at all open border crossings. The closure of smaller border crossings is to be expected.

Transit and onward travel

Transit journeys through Slovakia are possible if entry into the destination country is ensured and the transit through Slovakia takes place on a direct route without intermediate stops (exception: refueling). The transit journey must not last longer than eight hours. A negative corona test result is generally not required, but can be requested if this is required for entry into the country of destination.

Travel connections

The three international airports Bratislava, Poprad and Košice are open, international bus and train connections are restricted.

Restrictions in the country

In Slovakia, the so-called "Covid machine" applies, which regulates the applicable restrictions on public life differently depending on the development of the number of infections in the individual districts.

The Slovak government provides information about the division of the districts according to the Covid machine and the other measures.

Hotels are allowed to accept guests again. Restaurants, pubs and cafes can open their outdoor areas; in orange, yellow and green districts, hospitality is also allowed inside.

Hygiene rules

A face mask is mandatory in all indoor areas, especially in shops and in local public transport. FFP2 masks are required in dark red, red and pink areas, while simple mouth and nose protection is sufficient in orange areas. Outside, the obligation to wear a face mask only applies if a distance of five meters to other people cannot be maintained.

  • Note the detailed information on the health situation based on data from the ECDC, existing restrictions including quarantine and testing requirements for travelers and mobile coronavirus contact tracking and warning apps on Re-open EU.
  • Find out more about special regulations for commuters from the German Embassy in Pressburg.
  • Be sure to check with your carrier about the current conditions of carriage and possible changes to the itinerary.
  • If you suspect a COVID-19 infection, contact the hotlines set up by the Slovak Public Health Office (telephone number: 0917 222 682) and all regional offices (Regional Public Health Office in Bratislava: 0917 426 075) for further instructions to obtain. If you do not speak Slovak, you may call the central COVID-19 hotline +421 222 113 333.
  • Find out about measures and rules of conduct on the hotline 0800 221 234 or on the central information website on COVID-19 of the Slovak government, also in English. A shortened German language version is also available.
  • Please note that in the event of illness in Slovakia, German-speaking medical staff will not always be available.
  • Always follow the advice of local authorities.
  • Before continuing your journey to Ukraine, be sure to read the travel and safety information for Ukraine.
  • When returning to Germany, please note the valid entry restrictions such as registration, proof and, if applicable, quarantine regulations, inquire about the current conditions of carriage at the relevant company or your tour operator, and if you are entering from a risk area, contact the health department of your stay or Place of residence. Further information is available in our continuously updated info box on COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
security
Terrorism crime

Small crimes such as pickpockets and car break-ins are particularly widespread in the tourist centers of Pressburg (Bratislava), the High Tatras and in health resorts.

In relevant restaurants in the city center of Pressburg (Bratislava), so-called knockout drops are occasionally used to rob people, e.g. by promptly debiting larger amounts from the account or credit card.

Every now and then it happens when traveling with your own car that travelers were brought to a stop under a pretext and robbed or stolen. Such incidents have occurred in the past, in particular on the motorways between Pressburg (Bratislava) and the border with the Czech Republic and in the direction of Sillein (Zilina), as well as at rest areas and petrol stations in the Bratislava city area.

  • Keep your money, ID, driver's license, air tickets and other important documents safe.
  • Prefer cashless payments and only take the cash you need for the day and no unnecessary valuables.
  • In large crowds such as at airports, train stations, on the subway, on the bus, be particularly careful and watch out for your valuables.
  • Do not leave any valuables visible in the car.
  • Never leave drinks unattended and do not accept invitations to drink from strangers.
  • Be skeptical of unfamiliar e-mails, profit notifications, offers and requests for help from alleged acquaintances. Do not disclose any data about yourself; if necessary, make sure yourself personally or contact the police.
Nature and climate

The climate is continental.

In the winter months, there are dangers in mountain regions from avalanches, especially away from designated slopes and cross-country trails.

Especially in the summer months, the prevailing climatic conditions can lead to bush and forest fires.

Floods occasionally occur in the spring and summer after the snowmelt and after heavy rains.

  • Always find out about the latest weather information when you are active in the mountains.
  • Pay attention to barriers and warning signs and stay on designated slopes and trails.
  • Always observe prohibitions, signs and warnings as well as the instructions of local authorities.
Travel information infrastructure / traffic

Traffic routes may be impaired due to measures related to COVID-19 containment, see Current.

There is a good network of rail and bus connections, as well as trams within cities.
Schoolchildren, students, pensioners and disabled people who are citizens of an EU member state are transported free of charge by the state railway company ZSSK, provided there is sufficient space and they have previously registered once at a ticket counter of the transport company, see Slovakrail.

The use of motorways and some expressways is generally subject to a vignette. Violations result in fines up to ten times the fee. Since February 2016, only an electronic vignette and monitoring system has been in operation. The electronic vignettes can be purchased via web applications, at any border crossing with Slovakia and at any petrol station in Slovakia. The EZNAMKA portal provides information.

Driving with the lights on is compulsory all year round.
Winter tires are compulsory between November 15th and March 31st. In addition, winter tires are recommended for winter road and weather conditions.

There is an absolute ban on alcohol, violations are strictly punished with driving bans and up to imprisonment.
It is strongly recommended that you bring your green insurance card with you.
Drivers of company vehicles and drivers who are not owners of the vehicle at the same time require authorization from the owner.

Slovak police officers are entitled to impose fines ranging from € 30 to € 650 for traffic violations. The amount of the penalty is at the discretion of the police officer. If necessary, ask for a receipt and do not try to negotiate courtesy payments. If necessary, write down the name of the officer.

Wearing a bicycle helmet is compulsory outside of built-up areas, and for young people up to the age of 15 also inside built-up areas.

When it comes to taxi rides, it is often cheaper to order a taxi by phone or via a smartphone app than to get into a vehicle waiting on the street. To avoid excessive prices, you should set the fare and the route in advance.

Driver's license

The German driving license is sufficient. For reasons of security, owners of older driver's licenses are advised to either carry an international driver's license with them or to have a new national driver's license issued.

LGBTIQ legal specifics

The possession and consumption of drugs, even in small quantities and intended for personal consumption, is a criminal offense and is regularly punished with high penalties. No distinction is made between so-called light and heavy drugs.

Alcohol is forbidden in public in the vicinity of kindergartens, schools, parks and playgrounds. The law of the municipality applies.

Prostitution is not a criminal offense, but pimping is a criminal offense.

People smuggling is punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

The duration of pre-trial detention in the event of suspicion for particularly serious crimes, including those in the area of ​​terrorism, can be up to 60 months.

Money / credit cards

The means of payment is the euro. Withdrawing cash from ATMs and paying with major credit cards is widespread and possible almost everywhere.

Entry and customs

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

Entry and import regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. You can only obtain legally binding information and / or information that goes beyond this information on the entry and customs regulations for importing goods directly from the representatives of your destination country.
You can find the customs regulations for Germany on the website of German customs and via the "Customs and Travel" app, or you can request them by phone.

Travel documents

Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:

  • Passport: Yes
  • Temporary passport: Yes
  • Identity card: Yes
  • Provisional identity card: Yes
  • Children's passport: Yes

Comments / minimum remaining validity:
With the accession of Slovakia to the Schengen area, checks on persons when entering Slovakia are no longer necessary, but occasional checks are possible. A valid travel document (passport or identity card) must always be carried with you when crossing the border.

Reporting requirement

EU citizens who stay in Slovakia for 10 days or more are required to report to the police authorities at their place of residence. If you are staying in a hotel, the hotel will automatically register.

Registration

In addition to the registration requirement, German citizens are subject to a registration requirement if they stay in the country for more than three months or wish to pursue gainful employment. Additional information is available on the Pressburg embassy website.

Minors

Border officials can request proof of custody or the consent of all custodians in order to prevent a possible child abduction by a custodian or an unauthorized removal of the child from the custodian. This applies in particular to the entry of minors who travel with a guardian with a different surname or without a guardian. In this respect, it is recommended that you bring the relevant documents or accompanying letters with you.

Import regulations

The import and export of goods is subject to the provisions of the European Union. The principle of no physical checks does not exclude random checks in the context of police surveillance of borders and police control of cross-border traffic.

Pets

For trips with certain pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) to countries of the European Union with the exception of Ireland, Great Britain, Malta and Finland, where different regulations apply, an EU pet passport is required. He serves among other things. as proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture offers a sample ID as well as further information.

Health updates

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease COVID-19, which is triggered by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a pandemic.

measles

In January 2019, WHO declared delaying or skipping vaccinations as a threat to global health. In particular, the lack of vaccination against measles poses a high risk when the number of cases increases internationally.

  • As part of your travel preparations, check your and your children's vaccination protection against measles and have this supplemented if necessary.
Vaccination protection

No compulsory vaccinations are required to enter Slovakia.

  • Make sure that you and your children have the standard vaccinations according to the Robert Koch Institute's vaccination calendar up to date.
  • Vaccinations against hepatitis A are recommended as travel vaccinations, and in the case of long-term stays or special exposure also against hepatitis B, rabies and TBE.
  • Please note the instructions for use and help for the indication in the travel vaccination recommendations leaflet.
  • The DTG offers up-to-date, detailed travel vaccination recommendations for specialist groups.
Early summer meningoencephalitis

In Slovakia, tick bites can transmit early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE) nationwide, particularly from May to October.

  • To avoid TBE, protect yourself consistently against tick bites as part of exposure prophylaxis.
  • Get advice about a TBE vaccination and, if necessary, get vaccinated.
West Nile fever

West Nile fever is a viral disease spread by migratory birds and transmitted to humans by diurnal mosquitoes. Seasonal outbreaks can occur in Slovakia during the summer months; The ECDC provides current case numbers. The infection is mostly clinically normal, but in rare cases severe neurological symptoms can occur.There is no vaccination or specific treatment, see information sheet West Nile fever.

  • To avoid West Nile fever, protect yourself consistently against mosquito bites as part of exposure prophylaxis, especially during the day.
Air pollution
Medical supplies

In Slovakia, everyone who is legally insured in Germany is entitled to urgently required treatment from doctors, dentists and hospitals that are approved by the foreign statutory health insurance provider. The European health insurance card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate must be presented as proof. You can obtain both documents from your health insurance company.

  • Take out travel health and repatriation insurance for the duration of your stay abroad. The German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad provides detailed information.
  • Before you go on a trip, seek personal advice from a travel doctor and adjust your vaccination protection. Corresponding doctors can be found e.g. B. via the DTG.

In addition to the general disclaimer, please note:

  • All information is intended for the information of medically trained. They are not a substitute for the consultation of a doctor.
  • The recommendations are tailored to direct entry from Germany to a travel destination, especially for longer stays on site. For shorter trips, entries from third countries and trips to other areas of the country, deviations may apply.
  • All information is always dependent on the individual circumstances of the traveler and may require medical advice.
  • In spite of the best possible efforts, the medical information is always just a consultation offer. They cannot cover all medical aspects, eliminate all doubts or always be completely up-to-date. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Country information about your travel destination

Here you will find the addresses of the responsible diplomatic missions and information on politics and bilateral relations with Germany.

More

Further information for your trip

Other important information for your trip

Hong Kong: Travel and Safety Advice

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Current

The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.

Of unnecessary, tourist trips to Hong Kong is currently being made due to ongoing entry restrictions advised against.

Epidemiological situation

Hong Kong has hardly been affected by COVID-19 so far.
The Hong Kong Center for Health Protection and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide current and detailed figures.

entry

Entry into Hong Kong for people without permanent residence permit is not possible.

Persons with a residence permit returning from abroad must undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine after entry, which must be spent in a hotel designated by the Hong Kong government. For travelers who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, only a 14-day hotel quarantine with a subsequent seven-day “self-monitoring” applies. On arrival in Hong Kong, a hotel reservation in English or Chinese for a minimum of 21 or 14 days from the date of arrival must be presented. In addition, travelers must undergo a saliva test at the "Temporary Specimen Collection Center" (TSCC) of the Department of Health upon entry. The test result has to be awaited at the airport.

When entering the country in the late afternoon or evening, travelers will be accommodated in a hotel provided by the state until the test result is available. If you want, you can stay at the TSCC during the night and wait for the result there. If the test result is positive, inpatient accommodation in the hospital will be arranged.

Germany is classified by the Hong Kong authorities as a high-risk country in the list of countries.

In addition to the hotel reservation, a negative PCR test must be presented upon entry together with a confirmation that the laboratory is ISO 15189 certified or recognized by the German authorities. Further details on the additional documents required upon entry and information on the list of ISO 15189 certified laboratories are published on the website of the Consulate General Hong Kong. More information on Hong Kong entry requirements can be found on the Hong Kong Government website.

Transit and onward travel

Transit via Hong Kong to enter mainland China is currently not permitted.

Transit from mainland China via Hong Kong is possible provided the onward flight is with the same airline, a boarding pass for the connecting flight is available and the baggage has been checked through to the final destination. The connecting flight must be made within 24 hours. More information is available on the Hong Kong Airport website.

Travel connections

The following border crossings are open:
- Hong Kong International Airport (24 hours),

- Shenzhen Bay (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.),

- Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (10 a.m. to 8 p.m., for vehicles until 10 p.m.).
The Government of Hong Kong provides current information.

Restrictions in the country

There are no restrictions on the freedom of travel and movement in Hong Kong.

Hygiene rules

Mouth and nose protection is still required in public places. Group gatherings of more than four people in public are prohibited. Restaurants, fitness facilities, etc. are open again (to a limited extent). Depending on the increase in the number of cases, the measures may be tightened again.

  • Observe the current hygiene rules of the Government of Hong Kong.
  • Find out more on the website of the Hong Kong Center for Health Protection CHP and the Government of Hong Kong.
  • Inquire about the current entry requirements at the Hong Kong representation responsible for you before you start your journey and contact your airline if necessary, also in the event of an onward flight.
  • Note that land entry into mainland China is currently severely restricted.
  • When returning to Germany, please note the valid entry restrictions such as registration, proof and, if applicable, quarantine regulations, inquire about the current conditions of carriage at the relevant company or your tour operator, and if you are entering from a risk area, contact the health department of your stay or Place of residence. Further information is available in our continuously updated info box on COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
Security Terrorism Domestic Situation

In Hong Kong, a new security law came into force on July 1, 2020, which provides for threats of punishment up to life imprisonment for new and not clearly defined offenses of secession, subversion, terrorism and cooperation with foreign states. At the same time, acts committed by foreigners outside Hong Kong territory are also included in the scope of the law. It cannot be completely ruled out that German citizens in Hong Kong will be affected by measures based on the new law. Demonstrations and arrests have already taken place in response to the publication of the law. There may be further protests and clashes with security forces.

  • Find out about the local media.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings of people in large areas.
  • Follow the instructions of local security guards.
crime

The crime rate is low. However, petty crimes such as pickpocketing occur in busy locations such as airports, public transportation, and major shopping streets. Isolated attacks, especially at night, and the use of knockout drops for the purpose of fraud cannot be ruled out.

  • Keep your money, ID, driver's license, air tickets and other important documents safe.
  • Be particularly vigilant in large crowds such as at airports, train stations, in the subway, on the bus and watch out for your valuables.
  • Do not leave drinks unattended in bars and clubs.
  • Be skeptical of unfamiliar e-mails, profit notifications, offers and requests for help from alleged acquaintances. Do not disclose any data about yourself; if necessary, make sure yourself personally or contact the police.
Nature and climate

The climate is subtropical with mild, changeable winters and hot, humid summers.
Hong Kong is regularly hit by monsoon rains, as well as typhoons, which can cause flooding and dangerous landslides. Significant traffic disruptions can also occur in air traffic and the closure of all public buildings in the event of a “Typhoon 8” warning.
The main typhoon season is from May to October.

Hong Kong is in a seismically active zone, which is why earthquakes can occur.

Travel information infrastructure / traffic

Traffic routes may be impaired due to measures related to COVID-19 containment, see Current.

Well-functioning metro (MTR), bus and ferry connections existed. There is a rapid transit train to Chek Lap Kok Airport, as well as to Shenzhen and Guangzhou with international passport control.

Left-hand traffic applies in Hong Kong.

Depending on the provider, rental cars can only be rented at the age of 23 or 25, but an offer with a chauffeur is common.

In cars, taxis and minibuses it is compulsory to wear seat belts, which can be punished with a fine if they are not complied with.

Driver's license

The German driver's license is recognized, but it is recommended that you bring the international driver's license with you.

LGBTIQ legal specifics

In Hong Kong, a fine is imposed on all pollution. This threat of fines applies to throwing away cigarette butts and packaging material of any kind, spitting outside the numerous waste baskets and graffiti spray contamination.

Smoking is prohibited in public transport, taxis and elevators, as well as in most buildings, and fines are imposed for violations.

Bathing in the nude and topless sunbathing on Hong Kong beaches is prohibited and can be punished with a fine.

Even the importation and possession of small quantities of drugs such as cannabis, cocaine or ecstasy are subject to severe penalties.

The gun law in Hong Kong is considerably stricter than that in Germany. Basically, a certificate of authorization is required for almost every firearm, especially for gas pistols and similar weapons. A violation of Hong Kong's gun law is punished severely and is already given if the gun is only found in transit baggage.

According to the strict gun law, the import, possession or use of stun guns and pulse weapons is strictly prohibited in Hong Kong and is punishable by fines of HKD 100,000 or imprisonment for up to 14 years.

Money / credit cards

The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). Withdrawing cash from ATMs and paying with credit cards are possible everywhere.

Entry and customs

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

Entry and import regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. You can only obtain legally binding information and / or information that goes beyond this information on the entry and customs regulations for importing goods directly from the representatives of your destination country.
You can find the customs regulations for Germany on the website of the German customs and via the "Zoll und Reise" app, or you can inquire about them by telephone.

Travel documents

Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:

  • Passport: Yes
  • Temporary passport: Yes
  • Identity card: No
  • Provisional identity card: No
  • Children's passport: Yes

Comments / minimum remaining validity:
At the time of entry, travel documents must be valid for one month longer than the intended length of stay.
In the case of onward travel to other countries in Southeast Asia, however, travel documents should, if possible, be valid for six months after the planned stay.

The requirements of individual airlines for the documents to be carried by their passengers differ in part from the state regulations.

  • If you are traveling on to other Southeast Asian countries, please inquire with your airline before you start your journey.
visa

German nationals do not need a visa to enter the country and stay for up to 90 days.
After leaving the country (e.g. to Macau or to the People's Republic of China with a visa previously obtained in Germany), a visa-free stay of 90 days in Hong Kong can be granted immediately afterwards, provided that a German passport that is valid for at least six months is presented upon entry.

Long term stays

Permanent residence or work visas must be applied for before entering the country. Applications are to be sent either via the Chinese embassy in Berlin or by post directly to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.
Spouses of people entering or investing in Hong Kong on a work visa do not require prior approval from the Immigration Department to take up work.

Working Holiday Visa

Germans between the ages of 18 and 30 have the opportunity to spend up to a year in Hong Kong as part of a working holiday and take part-time jobs there in order to finance their stay or to further their vocational training. For such a vacation work stay you need a so-called Working Holiday Visa, which can be applied for in advance at the responsible Chinese diplomatic mission in Germany. During your stay in Hong Kong you can only work for one and the same employer for up to three months and then you have to change jobs.

Minors

There are no known special regulations for the entry of minors.

Import regulations

There are no import restrictions for foreign currencies, but cash (cash or transferable bearer papers) with a value of HKD 120,000 or more must be declared at Hong Kong Customs.

Visitors are allowed to import the following goods for their own consumption:
- 1 liter of alcohol
- 19 cigarettes or 1 cigar or 25 grams of cigars or tobacco

For more information, contact the Hong Kong Customs Service.

Travelers who provide incorrect or incomplete information about goods to be declared in their possession to a customs officer can be prosecuted.

Pets

The approval of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is generally required for the importation of pets; there are strict quarantine regulations. Information is available from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of Hong Kong.

Health updates

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease COVID-19, which is triggered by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a pandemic.

measles

In January 2019, WHO declared delaying or skipping vaccinations as a threat to global health. In particular, the lack of vaccination against measles poses a high risk when the number of cases increases internationally.

  • As part of your travel preparations, check your and your children's vaccination protection against measles and have this supplemented if necessary.
Vaccination protection

No compulsory vaccinations are required for direct entry from Germany.

  • Make sure that you and your children have the standard vaccinations according to the Robert Koch Institute's vaccination calendar up to date.
  • Vaccinations against hepatitis A are recommended as travel vaccinations, and vaccinations against hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies and Japanese encephalitis are recommended for long-term stays, special exposure or when traveling beyond Hong Kong to southern China or Southeast Asia.
  • Please note the instructions for use and help for the indication in the travel vaccination recommendations leaflet.
  • The DTG offers up-to-date, detailed travel vaccination recommendations for specialist groups.
Dengue fever

Dengue viruses are diurnal Aedes- Mosquitoes transmitted. The infection rarely occurs in Hong Kong itself. Most of those treated in Hong Kong contracted the infection in southern China or Southeast Asia.
The disease is usually associated with fever, skin rash and pronounced pain in the limbs and is increasingly affecting travelers as well.In rare cases, especially in children, serious complications, including possible death, occur. Overall, however, complications for travelers are rare. There is neither a vaccination nor chemoprophylaxis nor a specific therapy against dengue fever, see also information sheet on dengue fever.

  • To avoid dengue fever, protect yourself consistently against mosquito bites as part of exposure prophylaxis, especially during the day.
malaria

Hong Kong is considered malaria-free, see DTG.

HIV / AIDS

The incidence of HIV in the Hong Kong population has been low so far. However, there is a fundamental risk of HIV transmission through sexual contact, drug use (unclean syringes or cannulas) and blood transfusions.

  • Always use condoms, especially on casual acquaintances.
Diarrheal diseases

Diarrheal illnesses are common travel illnesses, see also the information sheet on diarrheal illnesses. However, most diarrheal diseases can be avoided through appropriate food and drinking water hygiene. Therefore, to protect your health, please observe the following basic information:

  • Only drink water of safe origin, never tap water. A previously opened bottle can be identified more easily by purchasing carbonated bottled water.
  • If possible, use drinking water to wash dishes and brush your teeth when you are out and about.
  • If bottled water is not available, use filtered, disinfected, or boiled water.
  • Cook or peel food yourself.
  • Make sure you keep flies away from your food.
  • Wash your hands with soap as often as possible, but always before preparing and eating.
  • If possible, disinfect your hands with liquid disinfectant.
MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

This infectious disease has been causing occasional severe respiratory diseases, primarily in countries of the Arabian Peninsula, since 2012. The cause is a coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the biology of which has not been conclusively clarified. Camels appear to be involved in transmission to humans. Transmissions from person to person only occurred in very close contact with the sick, see leaflet MERS-Coronavirus.

In November 2018, MERS-CoV occurred in one case in China (Guangdong Province). This was an infected person who had come from Korea and traveled to Huizhou via Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The patient received medical treatment, more than 30 people were quarantined, and no further infections were reported.
The Ministry of Health in Hong Kong has activated an increased alert response level with regard to MERS-CoV. Every traveler arriving at Baiyun Airport in Hong Kong is specifically examined with the thermal camera. The Robert Koch Institute offers further information and a current risk assessment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) sees no reason for restrictions in travel or trade.

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Since 2013, human diseases with an influenza virus H7N9, which has previously only occurred in birds, have been known in China. Individual cases were imported from China to Hong Kong. Human-to-human transmission has not yet been proven. As before, the recommendations for countries with occurrences of individual bird flu diseases in humans are valid, see also the Avian Influenza leaflet.
The classic avian influenza (highly pathogenic form of avian influenza, bird flu) is endemic in the People's Republic of China and occasionally also reaches Hong Kong through the brisk movement of people and goods. As in other Asian countries, isolated diseases have rarely occurred in humans with close contact with poultry in recent years.

Japanese encephalitis

This virus infection of the brain, transmitted by nocturnal mosquitoes, has only occurred in a few isolated cases in Hong Kong in recent years. Pigs and waterfowl in particular are infected with the virus without becoming ill themselves. Diseases in humans are rather rare, but are often severe, especially in children, and often leave lasting damage or are fatal. The therapy is symptomatic, there is no specific medication, see leaflet Japanese encephalitis.

  • To avoid Japanese encephalitis, protect yourself against mosquito bites as part of exposure prophylaxis, especially at night, and get vaccinated if necessary.
Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus)

This fever disease, which is transmitted by mites, only poses a low risk of infection when hiking in the surrounding hills.

  • To avoid tsutsugamushi fever when hiking, protect yourself with insect-repellent skin products and appropriate clothing as part of exposure prophylaxis.
Air pollution

Air pollution can cause medical problems in Hong Kong, especially for people with previous illnesses.

Medical supplies

Medical care in Hong Kong is excellent and on par with European standards, but it can be expensive.

  • Take out travel health and repatriation insurance for the duration of your stay abroad. The German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad provides detailed information.
  • Take your individual first-aid kit with you and protect it against high temperatures when you are out and about, see the first-aid kit leaflet.
  • Before you go on a trip, seek personal advice from tropical medicine advice centers, tropical doctors or travel doctors and adjust your vaccination protection, even if you have already experienced the tropics from other regions. Corresponding doctors can be found e.g. B. via the DTG.

In addition to the general disclaimer, please note:

  • All information is intended for the information of medically trained. They are not a substitute for the consultation of a doctor.
  • The recommendations are tailored to direct entry from Germany to a travel destination, especially for longer stays on site. For shorter trips, entries from third countries and trips to other areas of the country, deviations may apply.
  • All information is always dependent on the individual circumstances of the traveler and may require medical advice.
  • In spite of the best possible efforts, the medical information is always just a consultation offer. They cannot cover all medical aspects, eliminate all doubts or always be completely up-to-date. You stay responsible for your healthy.
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Current

The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.

Before unnecessary tourist trips to Luxembourgis currently due to high numbers of infections warned.

Epidemiological situation

Luxembourg is severely affected by COVID-19. The number of new infections exceeds 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Luxembourg is still classified as a risk area.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Health and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) provide current and detailed figures.

entry

There are no border controls between Luxembourg and Germany. There are no restrictions on entry by land, including no quarantine regulations.

All air travelers who are older than six years and who arrive at Findel Airport in Luxembourg must present a negative PCR or antigen test that is not older than 72 hours prior to departure. This does not apply to travelers whose stay abroad can be proven to have been less than 72 hours. For travelers from high-risk areas (due to high numbers of cases or virus mutations), a further test is mandatory on arrival.

Air travelers flying in via Hahn, Frankfurt / Main or Cologne airports and traveling on to Luxembourg by car must present a negative PCR or antigen test that must not be older than 48 hours. Further details and exceptions can be found on the website of the Luxembourg government.

For trips abroad, people living in Luxembourg or working with a social security number can register online for a free PCR test, stating their name and contact details and proof of the necessity of the trip (certificate from the employer). There is still the possibility to be tested based on a doctor's referral.

Transit and onward travel

Passing through is possible. There are no border controls between Luxembourg and Germany.

Travel connections

There are restrictions on international air, train and bus traffic. There are several intra-European flight connections. Buses, intercity buses and trains run to a reduced extent.

Restrictions in the country

Restaurants, pubs, hotels and other accommodation facilities are partially open; indoor areas may open if a negative test (PCR, quick or self-test) is presented and under strict conditions. This rule applies to vaccinated and non-vaccinated people. In the outdoor area, food can be consumed without a test if the number of people is limited. The consumption of alcohol in public is restricted. Retail as well as sports and cultural facilities including theaters and cinemas are open under certain conditions.

Up to four guests from another household can be received privately; Children are not counted. Sports activities may be carried out with more than ten participants under certain conditions; Masks are required for groups of four or more. Meetings with up to 150 people are possible under strict conditions as well as large events with up to 1000 participants with a hygiene concept. In the public space, the enforcement of the measures is increasingly monitored. It is to be expected that violations will result in considerable fines in the private sector as well.

The public service (police authorities, citizens' offices, administrative authorities, etc.) is mostly closed or has limited opening times. In principle, a personal interview is only possible by appointment. In emergencies, you should first contact the police, for example.

There is a curfew between midnight and 6 a.m. Exceptions are possible for commuters, professionals and emergencies.

Hygiene rules

It is compulsory to wear a mask in public areas, in means of transport, shops, schools and basically everywhere where a minimum distance of 2 m cannot be kept.

The Ministry of Health of the Luxembourg government publishes specific regulations in various areas of life.

  • Note the detailed information on the health situation based on data from the ECDC, existing restrictions including quarantine and testing requirements for travelers and mobile coronavirus contact tracking and warning apps on Re-open EU.
  • Find out more about detailed measures and additional information from the Luxembourg government and on the website of the European Commission.
  • In the event of COVID-19 symptoms or contact with infected people, contact the Luxembourg health authorities on 8002 8080 (from within Germany) or +352 4977 1 9200 (from abroad) or at the official contact tracking office.
  • Always follow the advice of local authorities.
  • When returning to Germany, please note the valid entry restrictions such as registration, proof and, if applicable, quarantine regulations, inquire about the current conditions of carriage at the relevant company or your tour operator, and if you are entering from a risk area, contact the health department of your stay or Place of residence. Further information is available in our continuously updated info box on COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
Security terrorism crime

The crime rate in Luxembourg is low. Petty crimes such as pickpockets are particularly common at train stations.

  • Prefer cashless payments and only take the cash and valuables you need for the day with you when necessary.
  • Be particularly vigilant in large crowds, such as at train stations and on public transport, and watch out for your valuables.
  • Be skeptical of unfamiliar e-mails, profit notifications, offers and requests for help from alleged acquaintances. Do not disclose any data about yourself; if necessary, make sure yourself personally or contact the police.
Nature and climate

The climate is temperate.

Travel information infrastructure / traffic

Traffic routes may be affected due to measures related to the containment of COVID-19, see Current.

There are rail and bus connections.
There is a ban on trucks driving towards France, Belgium and Germany on Luxembourg's motorways on the national holidays. Violations are punished with heavy fines, which are levied on the spot by travelers.

The alcohol limit is 0.5, for novice drivers in the first two years it is 0.2.

Winter tires are compulsory in winter road conditions.

It is also mandatory to have at least one safety vest and a warning triangle with you. In emergency situations, all people walking on the street must wear a safety vest.

Driver's license

The German driving license is sufficient.

LGBTIQ

There are no indications of any particular difficulties, and the level of acceptance is good.

Legal specifics

The criminal and regulatory law strictly follows the exceeding of speed limits and drink driving.

Luxembourg has one of the strictest gun laws in Europe.

It is forbidden to bring weapons and self-defense weapons, including alarm guns, gas pistols, tear gas and pepper sprays, stun guns, jumping knives, butterfly knives, throwing knives and brass knuckles.

Offenses against the Narcotics Act are punished for small amounts and for any type of drug.

Money / credit cards

The means of payment is the euro. Withdrawing cash from ATMs and paying with credit cards are possible everywhere.

Entry and customs

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

Entry and import regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. You can only obtain legally binding information and / or information that goes beyond this information on the entry and customs regulations for importing goods directly from the representatives of your destination country.
You can find the customs regulations for Germany on the website of the German customs and via the "Zoll und Reise" app, or you can inquire about them by telephone.

Travel documents

Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:

  • Passport: Yes
  • Temporary passport: Yes
  • Identity card: Yes
  • Provisional identity card: Yes, must be valid
  • Children's passport: Yes
Notes / minimum remaining validity

Luxembourg is a party to the European Convention on the Regulation of Passenger Traffic between the member states of the Council of Europe of December 13, 1957. Travel documents other than the temporary identity card may not have expired for more than one year.

Minors

Minors who travel without their legal guardian are recommended to carry an officially certified declaration of consent from their legal guardian, even if there is no legal obligation to do so.

If the custody and thus also the right to determine the residence are subject to Luxembourg law, the signature of at least one of the custodial parents must be certified by the Luxembourg registration authorities.

Import regulations

The import and export of goods is subject to the provisions of the European Union. The principle of no physical checks does not exclude random checks in the context of police surveillance of borders and police control of cross-border traffic.

Pets