Covid Declaration of the existence of the relationship

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1. Posted by traveltrees (Budding Member 15 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

hello

I was denied boarding at the gate in Lima flying to Germany with transit in Amsterdam.

I had all the right documents and Covid PCR test.
To my surprise, the airline told me that I need to get my "Declaration of the existence of the relationship" form approved by the German embassy before I can fly.

I never read anything about approval from the embassy on any of the "exemptions to the Covid entry ban" regulation website.

German:
https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html

Netherland:
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/temporary-arrangement-for-partners-in-long-distance-relationships

Has there been anyone in a similar situation or knows anything about approving the from by the embassy?

thanks

t

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1473 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

These links might shed some light:

https://www.businessinsider.com/klm-cancels-long-haul-flights-after-netherlands-travel-restrictions-2021-1

Please note the following from the article above:

The Netherlands is also restricting which types of travelers will be granted exemptions to enter the country during the pandemic. As a result, groups including business travelers and students will be barred from entry.

The government also made a point of noting that "people in long-distance romantic relationships wishing to travel to the Netherlands for a short period will no longer be granted entry."

See also:

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/netherlands-to-ban-all-flights-from-uk-south-africa-south-america/#:~:text=Citizens%20of%20several%20countries%20outside,of%20new%20variants%20of%20the

[ Edit: Edited on 22 Jan 2021, 01:35 GMT by berner256 ]

3. Posted by traveltrees (Budding Member 15 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

thanks for the links. I just had a look, it doesn't say anything about transit inside the airport in Amsterdam.

4. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1473 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

It may be difficult for you to fly to Amsterdam from Peru as of Jan. 23.

See this link: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/messages/coronavirus-update

From that Web site:

There will be a ban on passenger flights to the Netherlands from various countries across the globe as of 23 January. The ban applies to the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. It will remain in place until the introduction of mandatory quarantine for travellers. There are a couple of exceptions to this flight ban, e.g., for medical professionals. You can find out more on the Dutch government’s website.

Will you soon be flying to or from one of the destinations listed above? Then we advise you to contact your airline. For more information about travel and COVID-19, visit this Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2106 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

>I never read anything about approval from the embassy on any of the "exemptions to the Covid entry ban" regulation website.

Germany, like all EU countries, has banned entry from a large number of countries unless the person serves in an important role or has an 'urgent' need to enter'. I assume you are not a citizen of any of the countries on the 'allowed' list?

If a person from a country not on the 'allowed' list wishes to visit a partner in Germany there is a requirement for suitable documents to prove the relationship to be presented at the border. It's made very clear on the link below, with details of the required documents :

https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/travel-restrictions-border-control/travel-restriction-border-control-list.html#f13919566

Even with such documents the decision whether to allow entry will be made by the border officer concerned.

The Schiphol transit isn't really relevant. You were refused boarding because without those documents you would have been denied entry to Germany (and the airline concerned would be liable).

[ Edit: Edited on 22 Jan 2021, 08:38 GMT by leics2 ]

6. Posted by traveltrees (Budding Member 15 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I had all the documents filled and signed, only the Airline said that the document "Declaration of the existence of the relationship" needs to be approved by the German embassy. This was new to me.

7. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2106 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Sounds to me as if the airline concerned is being extra-cautious in case you are refused entry. Having said that, airlines do have the right to deny boarding.

Have you spoken to the German embassy in Lima about this?

[ Edit: Edited on 22 Jan 2021, 14:39 GMT by leics2 ]

8. Posted by traveltrees (Budding Member 15 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

yes, the German embassy in Lima advised me to check online, as they didnt know.

9. Posted by marta5 (Inactive 2 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I wish that Covid's ends this year, Im have hope whit this.