Germany will lift the traveler warnings, in force for more than a year, for most countries, except those with high levels of infection by covid-19 or high incidence of new variants.
“We will be able to raise the general warning to travelers for the risk areas whose incidence [do novo coronavírus] in seven days is less than 200. This measure applies from 1 July and worldwide,” announced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, in a statement.
This symbolic measure will facilitate the resumption of travel and tourist activity this summer.
In many places, infection numbers are down and more and more citizens are vaccinated. After long months of closure, we can be happy to find some normalcy, and that goes for travel too.“, added the minister, appealing, however, for prudence and respect for sanitary rules.
The warning and respective restrictions remain, however, active for countries that still have high levels of infection or a strong incidence of SARS-CoV-2 variants, namely the United Kingdom and India.
Lifting the notice does not dispense with the obligation to present a negative covid-19 test, a vaccination certificate or any other requirement in force for travel departing Germany.
The pandemic caused at least 3,775,362 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 174.7 million cases of infection, according to a balance made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 17,043 people died out of the 855,432 confirmed cases of infection, according to the latest bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.