China: first step towards opening
12/08/2020 12:05

The Chinese embassy announced:

In view of the rapid spread of the corona epidemic worldwide, the Chinese government has temporarily suspended the entry of foreigners with valid visas and residence permits into China since 28 March 2020. Furthermore, there are visa application possibilities for foreigners who come to China to undertake necessary economic, trade, scientific and technological activities, as well as for those who have to enter from humanitarian emergency situations.

In connection with the normalization of the prevention and control of the Corona epidemic and in order to further facilitate the exchange of personnel between the two sides, China has decided that persons from corresponding European countries (see list below) who have valid residence permits (residence permit for work, private affairs, relatives) can apply for a visa for China free of charge and without invitation at the Chinese foreign missions in these countries. After entry, these persons must comply with the Chinese government's regulations on epidemic control.

Special attention is drawn to the fact that foreigners who travel to China via "Fast Track" in order to pursue activities in the fields of business, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports, etc. must still submit a letter of invitation from the competent Chinese provincial authority to apply for a visa at the Chinese mission abroad in Germany. Anyone travelling to China by "Fast Track" and on a charter flight must still carry out a nucleic acid test (Covid-19 test, no older than 48 hours) in advance and board the aircraft with a negative test certificate.

The DVKG will assist you in recovering your visa as part of your residence permit and in the regular visa application process. Please contact your visa advisor for this purpose.

Your DVKG Team


List of European countries:

Arbania, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia, Belgium, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, Netherlands, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom

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Russia: Covid-19 entry form
10/08/2020 12:05

The Russian consulate announced:

For entry into Russia, the "Covid_19_entry_requirement_document" must be filled out and handed in at passport. control In addition, a negative Covid-19 test, not older than 72 hours, must be proven.


Russia: Applying for a work visa
09/07/2020 12:05

The Russian consulate announced:

From now on / until further notice the work visa can be applied for with every invitation from the ministry, i.e. the date can be older:

Best regards

Your DVKG Team

Greece: pre-registration required for all arrivals
30/06/2020 12:05

The Greek Government announced

From July 1, when entering Greece by land, sea and air, registration on the website is obligatory. The registration must be made at least 48 hours before entry. The QR code, which is issued upon registration, is checked upon entry.

A violation of this obligation will be punished with a fine of 500 Euro.

On the basis of the information provided, a health algorithm calculates whether a test will be carried out on the respective person. The tested person must be placed in quarantine until the test result is available. If the test is positive, the person must go into a 14-day house quarantine. Violation of the quarantine is punishable by a fine of EUR 5,000.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Your DVKG Team

Cyprus: Pre-registration required for all arrivals
30/06/2020 11:50

Based on the development of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Cypriot government has categorised states in a list, reviews it weekly and adjusts the categorisation if necessary.
Germany is currently in category A and therefore, there are no restrictions for travellers from Germany. Upon arrival in Cyprus, temperature measurements are to be expected and Covid-19 tests can also be carried out - at random - on travellers. In addition, a covid-19 test will be carried out on all passengers on arrival on selected flights. This also applies if a negative test result was presented upon arrival.
In addition, passengers must register online before departure to receive a Cyprus Flight Pass. For this purpose, a questionnaire must be completed online and a far-reaching waiver of liability towards the Republic of Cyprus in respect of COVID-19 disease must be declared. The 'Flight Pass' must be printed out and carried on the flight. Only persons over 65 years of age may fill in the questionnaire by hand, it will be provided at the flight desk.

Entry restrictions continue to apply to travellers coming from Germany who, in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Cyprus, have stayed in a country that does not belong to category A on the list or who, on their journey to Cyprus, have transited through a country that does not belong to category A. In this case, a COVID 19 test must be proved on entry. Depending on where the last 14 days before entry were spent, a two-week post-entry quarantine may also be required.

Entry into the northern part of the island which is not under effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus ("Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus TRNZ") should be possible again from 1 July 2020 for travellers from certain countries, including Germany.

Some crossings over the demarcation line (Green Line) are open again, but only for certain groups and not tourists. A negative COVID-19 test is required for the crossing.

Your DVKG Team