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Germany has approved a proposal to replace the advice against travel to 31 European countries, including the United Kingdom, with individual travel advice for each particular country, from June 15.

The decision was announced by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, through a press release, noting the travel warning for the member states of the European Union, for Schengen-associated states and for the United Kingdom should be lifted from June 15 and replaced by individual travel advice.

The global travel warning will be lifted from June 15 for the EU, Schengen-associated countries and the UK and replaced by travel advice for individual countries,” the Ministry also tweeted in a thread in its official Twitter account.

The thread further noted that Germany will make sure that the restarting of tourism does not lead to a second Coronavirus wave in Germany or elsewhere.

The Ministry advised travellers to respect health measures imposed by the rest of the EU countries, pointing out that some of the countries may sometimes apply changes to the entry and quarantine regulations without prior notice and with immediate effect.

As per the rest of the world countries, travelling advice remains effective until further notice.

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips abroad, as severe drastic restrictions in international air and travel traffic, worldwide entry restrictions, quarantine measures and restrictions in public life in many countries are still to be expected,” the press release pointed out.

As per third countries, the Ministry claims that it is waiting for the recommendation of the European Commission, which will be taken on June 15, and then it will make a decision.

As regards third countries, we are waiting to hear the European Commission’s decision this week on whether restrictions on entering Europe will be extended. We will address this as required in the coming week,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said announcing the decision.

Germany has abolished border controls with Luxembourg on May 16, and eased entry restrictions for the Swiss, and Austrians the following day.

Whereas, internal border controls with France, Austria and Switzerland as well as on incoming flights from Italy and Spain will continue until June 15, 2020.

At the border with Denmark, border controls will continue to be carried out for the time being. The date for the cessation of border controls is set in consultation with the Danish government.