German government extends travel warning for over 160 countries

Tourism German government extends travel warning for over 160 countries

The global travel warning issued because of the COVID-19 pandemic is to be extended. The only states not included in the warning are EU member states and a few other European nations.

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The government travel warning remains in place for many countries.

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At the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the German government decided to keep in place the global travel warning for all countries with the exception of the member states of the European Union, the non-EU member states which are part of the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom, initially until 31 August 2020.

"For the rest of the world we do not have the same joint reliable data, criteria and consultation processes that we have with our European neighbours, and which makes it possible to resume unrestricted travel without taking any incalculable risks," stressed Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

Travel information for EU member states and other countries

As of 15 June, the travel warning will be lifted for the member states of the European Union and for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, which are part of the Schengen Area without being EU members, as well as for the United Kingdom. The Federal Foreign Office will replace the warnings with specific travel information for each country.

You can find more information about the extended travel warning on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. You will find an overview and additional links relating to foreign travel here.