four weeks until the start of the summer holidays in the first of the new länder: The Federal government is working on rules for the restart of tourism across European borders. Travel to countries to comply with protection measures.
Berlin (dpa) - The German government put an end to the global travel warning is preparing for tourists from the age of 15. June for 31 European countries, if the development of the Corona of a pandemic to allow it.
in addition to the 26 partner countries of Germany in the European Union, 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 belong. This is one of the draft key issues paper with the title "criteria for the facilitating of intra-European tourism", which may already be in on Wednesday (27. May) to be decided in the Cabinet.
a Worldwide travel warning since since the 17th century. March
German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) had a global travel warning on may 17. March in favour of a unique step. This ban is not a travel, but travel cancellations booked. The travel warning is to be replaced - so the Plan by the individual trip information, showing for each individual country risks.
so Far, travel warnings were only a danger for life and limb, especially in war zones like Syria or Afghanistan have been imposed. In the past few weeks, more than 240,000 due to a capped flight and ferry the stranded tourists were brought in an unprecedented action back to Germany.
the lifting of The travel warning now just in time before the holiday season, the start signal for cross-border summer-type holiday in Europe. Let yourself be guided by the thought that "the revival of tourism is important both for travelers and the German Travel industry as well as for economic stability in the respective countries of destination", - stated in the already largely harmonized the draft of the Federal foreign office.
in order To ensure good protection of the tourist in front of a Corona-infection, the Federal government in the EU for a number of common criteria. Among other things, it proposes the Adoption of the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days by the other European countries. In Germany, an Exceeding of this limit leads to a re-introduction of an already abolished Anti-Corona measures.
Individual countries to develop protection concepts
in Addition, the individual countries should "sound concepts" for the observance of clearance rules and to hand hygiene, Wearing of masks and to the ventilation and disinfection of premises. The protection concepts should also include plans for the event of the disease by travelers, as well as sufficient testing capacity, quarantine, and treatment options demonstrate. In addition, the recommendations of the EU would have to act-Commission for the safety of passengers and personnel in transport means such as aircraft, to be implemented, - stated in the paper from the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The European Commission should develop a procedure for the assessment of the protection measures adopted. On this basis, the competent Federal ministries want to make "consensual recommendations on protection measures". In this case, the relationship between the infection should be risk assessed and protection measures taken, as well as the regional differences in the individual countries.
As to Leave the country and Enter connected, to feel also the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU) will be addressed. Because the intra-European travel will not work as a one-way street. This means that When Germans go back to Italy or fly in, also can the Italians come back to Germany.
And then what about the middle of June in force EU-wide entry restrictions for people from third countries? This should generally be extended, it could be that travel between EU countries is again possible to Enter the country from Non-EU States that may be affected much less by the pandemic, however, remained prohibited.Date Of Update: 26 May 2020, 09:34