Germany will lift travel restrictions for most countries from July 1

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German authorities have announced that they will lift travel restrictions for most countries, previously imposed due to the pandemic. The decision will take effect on July 1.

The decision was announced by the German Foreign Minister, who announced that lifting travel restrictions will help restore normalcy in the country, as the number of citizens who have undergone the vaccination process is increasing. However, the minister stressed that the restrictions will remain in place for all countries where variants of the virus are still widespread.

"Improving the epidemiological situation in Germany and other European countries, advancing vaccinations and introducing "EU COVID digital certificate" on July 1, 2021, they make the journey easier. Therefore, travel restrictions will be adjusted from 1 July ", is shown in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, he announced that countries that have recorded between 50 and 200 cases of infection per 100.000 residents in the last seven days will no longer be considered "High incidence areas".

Germany will lift travel restrictions for most countries from July 1.

Based on data provided by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Home Affairs, entry into Germany it is allowed to the Member States of the European Union and the associated countries of the Schengen area. In addition, on the recommendation of the EU, arrivals from several third countries are also allowed.

Travelers from the following countries and regions are allowed to enter Germany without restrictions: Austria (Jungholz and Mittelberg / Kleinwalsertal only), Australia, China, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland (excluding Päijät-Häme), Iceland, Ireland (excluding Dublin, Mid-East and Midland), Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway (except Oslo, Viken, Agder and Vestfold og Telemark), Portugal (except Madeira and the Azores), Singapore, South Korea, Spain (except Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla- La Mancha, Castilla y León, Cataluña, Ceuta, Extremadura, Madrid, Melilla Navarra, the Basque Country and La Rioja) and Thailand.

Currently, areas with variants of the virus, countries where mutations are widespread and rapidly transmitted, include Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Uruguay and Northern Ireland. UK it is also on the list of areas with virus variants, which means that those who want to travel from the UK will be banned from entering Germany due to high COVID-19 mutation rates.

To date, Germany has recorded 3.714.969 cases of coronavirus infection and 89.834 deaths. The country has administered at least 60.104.411 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, at a rate of about 737.242 doses per day in the last week.

On the other hand, the following EU countries are considered to have high incidence areas: Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. Travelers in these areas must register online, provide a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of arrival, and remain self-isolated for ten days. In addition, they are allowed to enter Germany only for an urgent reason.

People who travel to Germany after more than ten days in one of the areas where the virus variants are found must show a negative result of a PCR test not older than 72 hours, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. The test certificate is recognized if it is available in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. For vaccinated persons, the vaccination certificate is recognized in the same languages. German-approved vaccine doses include Comirnaty / Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxzevria and Johnson & Johnson Janssen.

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