The Federal government wants the travel warning for more than 160 countries outside of the European Union up to 31. August extend.
According to information from the German press Agency, however, made exceptions for individual countries that meet certain criteria. The Federal Cabinet wants to take this Wednesday a decision. Previously, the “mirror had reported” about it.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) had on 17. March after the outbreak of the Corona-pandemic a travel warning for all of the approximately 200 countries in the world an example of very loose step. Up to this point was only warned when a danger to life and limb in war zones before travel – and cancellation free of charge possible.
Last week, the Federal Cabinet decided that the travel warning on 15. June for 31 European countries to repeal. The 26 partner countries of Germany in the European Union, especially from the EU leaked the UK and the four countries in the border-free Schengen area, which is not a member of the EU: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For 29 countries, the dissolution is effected at 15. June, Spain and Norway, and only later, because in both of these countries entry apply lock.
For the other more than 160 countries, the travel warning now, first of all, a lump sum of up to 31 is to. August be extended. At the same time but exceptions should be possible. For this, criteria should be established. The development of the infection is to pay, the efficiency of health systems, Test facilities, hygiene rules and entry restrictions are taken into account.
Among the affected countries outside of the European Union, the main destination countries, especially Turkey as the third most popular holiday destination of the Germans.