The summer vacation on the Adriatic sea and the Algarve is saved, for Antalya and Hurghada, you can say the but still. The global travel warning is only lifted for 31 European countries. For Turkey, Egypt or Thailand, they will remain.
Berlin (Reuters) - The Federal government's travel warning for tourists due to the Corona pandemic for more than 160 countries outside of the European Union up to 31. August extended.
can, However, be exemptions for individual countries in which the spread of the Virus is adequately contained. In the assessment of the development of the infection is to pay, the efficiency of health systems, Test facilities, hygiene rules, the return journey options and safety measures for tourists will be taken into account. A decision by the Cabinet of Ministers adopted in Berlin on Wednesday.
foreign Minister Heiko Maas had 17. In March a travel warning to tourists for all of the approximately 200 countries in the world in favour of a one-time process. 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 had decided the travel warning 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 there are still Entry bans apply.
For these countries, it will be in future only the so-called travel notes. It then informed about the country-specific risks. This can also mean that tourist travel is not advised. For example, in the case of the UK, that should be the case, as long as there is still a 14-day mandatory Quarantine for all entering the country is.
For the other more than 160 countries, the travel warning is valid now until 31. August. This is also the main destination countries of the German, and especially Turkey as the third most popular vacation country. The Federal government justified this step, in countries outside the EU travel restrictions and quarantine rules "without any prior notice and with immediate effect" again may be introduced.
Due to such sudden measures were stranded in the March of tens of thousands of German tourists abroad. 240,000 of them were brought in a week-long action back to Germany. A repetition in order to avoid the Federal government necessarily.
The Federal government discourages even more strongly of cruises. Several cruise ships had to find in March because of infections on Board issues, at a port where they could sail in.
foreign office travel warning due to the Corona-pandemic
travel analysis 2019Updated Date: 10 June 2020, 08:33