Processing of visa applications
New regulations regarding entry to Germany for fully-vaccinated travelers from 25.06.2021
Starting from 25.06.2021, travelling to Germany from Saudi-Arabia will be possible for fully-vaccinated people under certain obligations. Fully vaccinated people will then be allowed to enter Germany for the purpose of family visits and tourism. Visa applications at the German Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulate General in Jeddah will be accepted through our external service provider. Travellers must provide a print-out from Sehhaty (Medical Report) as proof of completing all vaccinations with their visa application.
Entry to Germany will only be granted to people who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines mentioned on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) (https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19). Entry is only permitted if the final dose of the vaccine has been administered at least 14 days prior to entry. At this time, this only applies to vaccines licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Additional information, particularly concerning acceptance of proof of vaccination are available under the following link: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html .
Travel restrictions for people who are not fully vaccinated, remain in place.
Visas can currently only be issued if the intended trip is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German and English on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.
In cases in which exceptions apply that allow entry to Germany, appointments for national (long term) visas can be booked directly through this webpage. For the application for a short term Schengenvisa e.g. for medical purposes, travellers can contact the Embassy Riyadh or the Consulate General Djidda via the contact form.