As lockdown restrictions ease around the world, many people might have begun thinking about their next holiday
By Rhona Shennan
Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 3:42 pm
A German police officer wearing a protective face mask (Photo: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Here’s the latest travel advice for Germany as lockdown regulations begin to ease around the world.
Can I travel to Germany?
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office states on the government website that British nationals are advised against all but essential international travel.
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In order to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, the European Commission has recommended that the travel restrictions that are currently in place for all non-essential travel to the EU from third countries should be extended until 30 June 2020.
Germany is implementing this recommendation, but there are exceptions to this rule.
Nationals from EU countries, countries associated with Schengen (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the UK, however, are exempt from these travel restrictions.
Germany has also ended its border restrictions – on 10 June, the Federal Government ended internal border controls with Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Denmark.
This means that from 16 June, a valid reason for entry is no longer required for entry into Germany from the previously mentioned countries.
Federal Minister Seehofer said: “Although the pandemic has been significantly contained in Europe, it is not yet over. Responsible behaviour and caution are still required.
“Should the number of infections significantly increase, the Federal Government will examine the necessary measures and initiate them as appropriate.”
Are airlines flying to Germany?
EasyJet revealed that it has begun resuming some of its flights, albeit at a reduced rate.
Included in the EasyJet summer 2020 flying programme were destinations in Germany, including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and more.
German foreign minister Heiko Maas said: “My appeal to all those who travel: enjoy your summer holiday – but enjoy it with caution and responsibility.
“In the summer holidays, we want to make it as difficult as possible for the virus to spread again in Europe.”
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