Germany will lift Covid-19 travel alert “in two stages” | Instant News


Berlin is preparing to erase the warning of a global trip that starts first with 26 EU member states and then for other countries, Foreign Ministry officials told TRT World.

Tourists and airline staff walk at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, May 20, 2020, as the spread of the corona virus continues.
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Germany will lift its global travel warning in two stages, starting with the first 26 member states of the European Union (EU) and then moving to other countries, the German Foreign Ministry said.

The German government is currently working, as a first step, “to find opportunities for a gradual and coordinated return to travel within the European Union and Schengen,” an FThe Ministry of Justice spokeswoman told TRT world .

Questions on trips to and from other countries will be discussed in the second stage, the official said.

Germany will reportedly revoke travel warnings for 26 EU member states and non-EU countries such as Britain, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

At least 8,526 people have died of the corona virus in this country while the virus has infected 181,770 people so far.

Cabinet to approve the guidelines

The German Cabinet is expected to formally approve relaxed travel guidelines for other EU countries next week as Europe’s largest economy is slowly easing restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the corona virus.

However, there are mixed voices in the German government about easing global travel restrictions.

Markus Soder, prime minister of the state of Bavaria, the hardest-hit province, voiced opposition to move too quickly in reopening tourism.

“We have a totally different number of infections in Italy, Spain and France compared to Germany. So I ask the federal government to think about this very carefully,” he said.

Under the German federal system, each state can decide which actions should be enforced.

Source: TRT World



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