Germany extends restriction on international travel


The German government has extended a warning against international travel, put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus, until the middle of June, Report says, citing RT.

“We have not yet reached the point where we can recommend carefree travel,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Wednesday, adding “therefore it is necessary to extend the worldwide travel warning until mid-June”.

Europe’s biggest economy has brought home 240,000 stranded tourists in the last four weeks, Maas said, adding that “we’re not going to undertake such an action again in the coming summer”.

The proposal, which was viewed in advance by German publication Spiegel, does not shed any light on whether travel will be possible after this date and during the summer holidays, which in some federal states begins at the end of June.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in China’s Wuhan, the causative agent of which is a new type of coronavirus officially named COVID-19.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus a pandemic.


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