The coronavirus pandemic warning has been extended to mid-September and extends to nearly 160 countries.
The German government has extended the warning against travel outside the EU until September 14. The caveat applies to nearly 160 countries.
The German Foreign Ministry spokesman justified this decision by the increase in cases of coronavirus infection in many regions of the world. вЂњUntil mid-September, the situation will not improve enough to lift the global travel warning,вЂќ he said. Until now, the travel warning was valid until the end of August.
The warning applies to all so-called third countries вЂ” states that are not members of the EU or the Schengen area, for example, the UK. This means that individuals returning from these countries will have to take a coronavirus test without fail if they cannot provide a fresh certificate of negative analysis. Before receiving the result, they will have to comply with the self-isolation regime.
The spokesman for the country's foreign ministry noted that at present, the virus is often imported to Germany by persons returning from abroad, and urged the Germans to show responsibility when deciding on travel abroad.
The number of infected is growing
There are currently more than 24 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, including 824,534 fatal cases. In Germany, according to the Robert Koch Institute, 236,429 cases of coronavirus infection were detected, 9280 of them were fatal.