The federal government is removing travel warnings for corona risk areas
“After a long month of locking up, we can still expect a default,” said Foreign Minister Heiko Moss. General travel warnings for danger areas no longer apply. This should make the journey much easier.
MyFor more than a year, the federal government has been removing the travel warning for tourists to corona risk areas on July 1st. It affects almost 100 countries worldwide. “After a long month of locking up, we can still expect a default, which also applies to travel,” Foreign Minister Heiko Moss (SPD) said on Friday, explaining the move.
Until July 1, the federal government will not generally advise against travel abroad. While the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are no longer classified as risk areas, the Federal Foreign Office’s travel advice will only ask for “specific warnings” in the future. For example, it affects large parts of Italy, Spain and the whole of Austria starting next Sunday.
The Corona Travel Alert currently applies to all parts of the world, with the number of new infections per 100,000 population exceeding 50 in seven days. As of July 1, it only applies to areas where the 200 and dangerous virus types are widespread. But it is only 40 in about 200 countries worldwide.
“Hope and optimism will return to Germany in the summer,” Mass said. With all reasonable confidence, the absence of a travel alert is not one thing: a call for the carefree. “Travel with a sense of reason and proportion, that’s the goal this summer. The danger posed by the virus and its mutants is far from over.” A look at Asia or South America shows it.
“That’s why we continue to warn of where it makes sense to travel in the future: in high incidence and virus varying areas.” One thing is clear: “In the summer of 2021, no one can be surprised that the holiday epidemic.”