From June 1st Germany is going to lift several restrictions imposed due to Covid-19, Karl Lauterbach the German Health Minister announced.
“Until the end of August, we will suspend the 3G rule on entry,” he said to Funke Mediengruppe newspaper.
The former rule required the visitors to produce valid covid vaccination, recovery, or test certificates before the authority to enter the country. This rule will be lifted this summer after a drop in the number of covid-19 cases.
However arrival from“virus variant areas” will be subject to restrictions like 14-day quarantine irrespective of the virus status. There is no country on the “virus variant” list for Germany as of now.
“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,” the Health Minister said.
The amendment to covid restriction has been voted by the federal cabinet of Germany. Also, the cabinet decided to only accept vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to enter the country.
Germany has got 77.6 percent of its population vaccinated with at least the first dose of the anti-covid Vaccine while 59.5 percent of its population got the third dose.
Since the pandemic outbreak, the country has registered 26 million cases of the virus resulting in 138,485 deaths of which 57 were reported in the recent week.