Beginning on November 8, 2020, new rules apply to travelers returning from high-risk areas: they must quarantine themselves for 10 days. If you have arrived from a high-risk area, you must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and remain there for 10 days without interruption. You must also notify the local health department without delay by submitting a previously completed arrival form. Carry the form with you at all times, either printed out on paper or stored on an electronic device, so that you can also show it to transportation providers or immigration authorities if asked to do so. If digital registration is not possible, in exceptional cases you must fill in a written substitute registration and hand it in to the carrier or the border authority.
Go here for information on exceptions to the quarantine requirement. It is expected to remain in effect until January 31, 2021.
You may end the quarantine five days after arriving in Germany by presenting a negative test result. However, you must wait for at least five days after arriving before taking the test (you may briefly interrupt your quarantine to take the test). The test is free of charge during the first 10 days after arriving in Germany if you present the arrival form showing that you have come from a high-risk area. At Frankfurt Airport Free tests are available in two testing centers (see Test possibilities at a glance) located on the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the long-distance train station.
We urge departing passengers to obtain detailed information on the current immigration rules at their destinations and get tested well in advance if this is required.
(last updated: November 9, 2020)