ADRSupport Community  

Go Back   ADRSupport Community > General Discussion > International Assistance

International Assistance Any topics relating to traveling or communicating with international treatment locations are here.

Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2020, 10:02 AM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 822
Default Entering Germany During Pandemic

1. I contacted my nearest German Consulate here in the U.S. and they told me that it was up to the German Border Police.

2. The German Border Police are not pre-clearing anyone at this time; as they do not have the man power.


3. You must present your Letter of Medical Necessity from your surgeon to the airline at your point of departure.

4. I entered through Charles de Gaulle. Once I was cleared there; I had no issues in Dusseldorf.

5. You must carry a Health Declaration Passenger Locator Card with you at all times. It must be completed in all CAPS. Blue or black ink only.


I had my revision done by Dr. Andreas Schmitz at Clinic Bel Etage, Dusseldorf Germany. He has expertise and skill in revision surgery, and his fine tuned use of an ultrasonic bone scalpel was essential! I developed a spinal fluid leak because the HO had attached to the dura. A second procedure was necessary in order to seal it. Dr. Schmitz has a specialized gel and mesh that he can use for this. I believe that God placed me in his hands. He owns a partnership in the clinic and therefore was able to do an intervention procedure; which you may find at an additional cost where other surgeons are concerned. You can view an interview with him by Jamie Litrun on YouTube.

Please monitor the entry guidelines as they change every 30 days, but can change at any time. I highly suggest choosing an airline that will not charge you for change fees. Exiting through Amsterdam was not a problem, but I have heard of some people being denied the transit on the inbound. I took KLM from ATL - CDG - DUS on departure and DUS - AMS - ATL on the return. Please know that KLM partners with Delta and Air France. AF has 2 flights daily to DUS. The most optimal option if you can find a direct flight into DUS.

Be well and God bless you all in your endeavor!
53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prothesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a cp-ESP prothesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steps to take for travel to Spain during pandemic Cheryl0331 International Assistance 4 08-18-2020 12:21 PM
More fun in Germany annapurna The Big File 2 06-13-2007 11:34 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 AM.

© Copyright 2006-2017 All rights reserved.