Germany has revealed that the country plans to lift the travel warning for most countries, which was imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation.

The decision to abolish the travel warning was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Heiko Maas, who indicated that such a decision would help to bring the country back to normality.

The country has administered at least 60,105,411 Coronavirus vaccine doses, with an approximate rate of 737,242 doses per day during the last seven days.

Nonetheless, Maas pointed out that all of the other restrictions will remain in place for arrivals from countries where the COVID-19 mutations continue to remain widely spread.

The decision to lift the travel warning is anticipated to be effective from July 1, Germany-Visa.org reports.

“The improvement of the epidemiological situation in Germany and large parts of Europe, the advancing vaccinations and the introduction of the Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) on July 1, 2021, make travel easier. Therefore, the travel warnings will also be adjusted from July 1,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement reads.

Additionally, the same Ministry revealed that countries that have registered somewhere between 50 to 200 infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the past seven days would no longer be considered as part of the “high incidence areas”.

On the other hand, the restrictions will continue to remain effective for countries registering a high number of COVID-19 infection cases.

At the moment, Germany’s virus variant areas list of countries, also known as countries where the Coronavirus mutations are being widely spread and transmitted at a rapid pace, include the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Eswatini
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Northern Ireland
  • South Africa
  • The United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

All persons who are allowed entry to Germany after staying in a virus variant area for more than ten days are obliged to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination against the virus, or proof of recovery.

Furthermore, those travelling through air transportation are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result before departure and another one upon entry to Germany.

The Ministry also highlighted that from July 1, arrivals from the European Union or Schengen Area countries and regions, as well as third countries that are no longer subject to travel restrictions, will still be allowed to enter the country without having to undergo any travel restrictions. However, all persons are advised to be cautious when travelling.

As of June 15, Germany has registered 3,715,518 COVID-19 infection cases and 89,844 deaths.

Previously, Germany abolished the quarantine entry requirement for participants who were to participate in the European Football Championship.