Unmarried partners from the U.S. allowed to enter Germany again
Many unmarried couples have been impacted by the recent travel restriction. Effective August 10, 2020, Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer authorizes unmarried partners to enter Germany again for visits from third countries. You can read the press release in German here. A translation of the press release is available below:
“Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer will allow unmarried partners from third countries to enter the country starting today, August 10, 2020 at midnight. The Federal Minister of the Interior announced this today to EU Interior Commissioner Ylva Johansson and his counterparts in the EU member states. The current travel restrictions from third countries were introduced across Europe to contain the corona pandemic on the proposal of the EU Commission.
Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer: “As of next Monday, unmarried partners from third countries can return to Germany. I welcome the fact that we can now make this possible within a European framework. As the Council Presidency, coordinated European action is very important to me. I would therefore particularly like to thank the European Commission for the constructive cooperation. “
The prerequisite for the entry facilitation decided by Germany is proof of a long-term partnership with at least one previous personal meeting in Germany or proof of a previous joint residence abroad. The following are to be submitted: an invitation from the person residing in Germany, a jointly signed declaration on the existence of the relationship and evidence of previous meetings through passport stamps, travel documents or plane ticketsRegardless of this, special provisions remain in effect for people entering from risk areas.”