German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed out that the number of cases has decreased in many places and the number of people who have been vaccinated has increased, and stated that more normalization can be expected after months of quarantine practices.
Noting that this also applies to travel, Maas stated that after about a year, the general travel warning will be lifted as of July 1 for regions where the number of new cases per 100 thousand people per week is below 200.
Noting that they were able to take this step because common rules would be brought to those who were vaccinated, recovered and tested in Europe, Maas said that the precaution should not be left behind during travels.
Maas noted that COVID-19 has mutated, so they will continue to issue travel warnings for “high-risk regions” and “virus variation regions”.
In the current practice in Germany, travel warnings are issued to regions with more than 50 cases per 100 thousand people per week.