Germany wants to give up testing at airports and reintroduce 14-day self-isolation

Germany wants to give up testing at airports and reintroduce 14-day self-isolation

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According to German media sources, the German authorities could give up testing COVID-19 at airports and reintroduce 14-day self-isolation for those traveling from high-risk areas.

This measure has dismayed the airline's representatives. A spokesman for the German health ministry confirmed to Cirium that Jens Spahn, the federal health minister, had agreed with his counterparts to reintroduce the 14-day quarantine after the summer season.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to announce a final decision in this regard on August 27, ie today.

German Aviation Association (BDL) revolted and announced that this measure is a travel restriction and will block air traffic. It is estimated that 80% of international air traffic could be blocked. The association wants politicians to "find ways to make more efficient use of available test capacity" and says "dismantling the test infrastructure would be a completely wrong measure".

At the same time, airlines in Germany and the United States are still hoping for a joint testing program against the new coronavirus and the resumption of transatlantic flights. As early as July, Lufthansa, IAG, American Airlines and United Airlines made a request to the authorities to open routes across the Atlantic Ocean.

Returning to Germany in relation to Romania, we remind you that Bucharest and 15 counties in Romania are on the list of risk areas of Germany. This means that those who will travel from these areas to Germany would go into self-isolation for 14 days, an exaggerated measure in the opinion of many.

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