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Due to the worsening pandemic and the currently imposed lockdown in West Bengal, the visa and consular section is closed until further notice. We can still be reached without restriction in emergencies for German nationals.

The Federal Republic of Germany has declared India an area with a particularly high risk of infection (virus variant area) with effect from April 26, 2021.

Entry into Germany is therefore no longer possible for people who have been in India in the last 10 days. For this reason, transport and entry to Germany for study purposes or for family reunification are unfortunately also temporarily not possible in this context.

According to Section 1 (2) CoronaSchV, there are only the following - narrow - exceptions to the general transport ban:

1. German citizens and their family members (spouses and children)

2. the transport of persons with a place of residence and right of residence / residence permit (not: visa!) In the Federal Republic of Germany;

3. pure mail, freight or empty shipments;

4. the repatriation of aircraft, ships and crews;

5. Transport with personnel in the interest of public health

6. Ambulance flights and flights for the transport of transplant organs as well as necessary accompanying personnel;

7. Carriage for urgent humanitarian reasons (e.g. for medical treatment);

8. Carriage on behalf of EURATOM Security Monitoring, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations and its organizations

9. Promotions of members of a foreign diplomatic mission or a consular mission in Germany whose appointment and arrival have been notified to the Foreign Office.

10. International transit: The exception only includes transit without leaving the transit area of ​​the airport.

For more information about registration and Covid-19 test before entering Germany, please check here.