The Travel Warning of Germany Removed from June 15th
The travel warning due to the corona pandemic will be lifted from June 15th. The Federal Cabinet decided this for all EU countries as well as for Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as Foreign Minister Heiko Maas subsequently announced. For these countries, the travel warning will be replaced by current travel advice.
However, the cancellation of the travel warning does not automatically mean that tourist trips to the countries mentioned will then be possible again in all cases. The prerequisite for this is that there are no longer any entry bans and large curfews. As of today, this still applies to Norway and Spain. The government in Madrid does not want to reopen the borders to foreign tourists until July 1st. Then the two-week forced quarantine should also be lifted for all travelers. The Norwegian government is considering maintaining the existing entry ban until August 20. However, the government in Oslo announced on Friday that at least Danes can enter the country from June 15th.
The federal government still strongly advises against trips to Great Britain because of the 14-day quarantine that applies there.
Travel warning for non-EU countries continues to apply
The travel warning for countries outside Europe remains valid for the time being. The Federal Government will wait and see whether the EU Commission will extend the entry restrictions to Europe this week, said Maas. If necessary, the Federal Cabinet will then deal with the topic again in the coming week.
In the case of problematic infection development in a particular country, the federal government reserves the right to issue travel warnings again. The return campaign for 240,000 German tourists after the outbreak of the corona pandemic should definitely not be repeated.
After three months of foreclosure due to the corona pandemic, Italy is again opening its borders to holidaymakers – in the hope of still saving the summer travel season. The freedom to travel applies to people from the other 26 EU countries as well as other countries such as Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland. A two-week quarantine for travelers from Europe is no longer required. Italians are now allowed to move freely across the country and travel to other regions.
Initially, only the airports in Rome, Milan and Naples will be opened for international flights. Hotel operations are also only gradually starting up again. According to Corriere della Sera, only 40 of the 1200 hotels in Rome were open on Monday.
The Travel Warning of Germany Removed from June 15th - /10
The travel warning due to the corona pandemic will be lifted from June 15th. The Federal Cabinet decided this for all EU countries.