Sumary of Holidaymania strikes Germany as Covid travel restrictions ease:
- Germans are in the midst of holiday fever following the widespread relaxation of coronavirus restrictions at home and abroad opening the prospect of travel again for a nation which considers the summer break to be a basic human right..
- The foreign ministry has taken the Balearic island – Germans’ favourite destination – Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Switzerland off a list of high-risk regions in recent days..
- They now count among the top destinations for hundreds of thousands of Germans who are planning to travel in the next few weeks now that regulations in both directions have been relaxed..
- Germans travelling require proof of a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test, or proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had coronavirus in the last six months..
- Those returning from an area with a virus variant – such as the UK – or deemed high-risk – such as Egypt – are still required to quarantine for 10 days on their return..
- But they hope that the expectation of a vaccine for all by mid-August to September will stop an uncontrolled fourth wave..
- according to the government disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which has divided them into three categories:.
- virus variant areas – including the UK, Brazil, India, Uruguay and South Africa, among 13 countries, followed by “high-incidence areas”…