The German government has announced to lift several of its COVID-19 travel restrictions from June 1, making it easier for tourists to enter the country. The update was shared by the Health Minister of Germany, Karl Lauterbach. The country’s 3G rule will be eliminated which includes proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test reports.

The minister told a local newspaper, “Until the end of August, we will suspend the 3G rule on entry”.

By doing this, Germany has become the last few European Union (EU) nations to ease the COVID-19 travel rules for international travellers. Apparently, Germany has dropped several of the Coronavirus restrictions in the month of April.

However, there were strict rules for those arriving from “high-risk” or “virus variant” countries. But as per the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases, currently no country is designated as a virus variant region.

The minister further said, “When such areas are defined, people entering the country have to go into quarantine. Even with lower incidences in the summer, we must remain cautious in the event of a global pandemic”.

Now, even the number of Omicron cases have gone significantly down in the country. Last week, the German government announced that it would invest EUR 830 million in the procurement of a new vaccine of COVID-19 that will protect people against different variants of the virus. The minister said that they need to be prepared for all eventualities.
May 27, 2022 — Gaurav Khanna