UK travelers banned from Germany in COVID-19 variant spread

British will soon be banned from entering Germany after the National Institute of Public Health has designated the UK as an area of ​​concern for viral variants.

From midnight on Sunday, May 23, people traveling from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to Germany can only enter if they are German citizens or residents.

Spouses and children under the age of 18 of German citizens or residents can also enter the country as long as the household is traveling with them.

People with urgent humanitarian reasons, such as immediate family bereaved families, can also enter the country, but those entering the UK must be quarantined for two weeks on arrival, even if they are negative for COVID-19.

People who just transfer from one flight to another can continue to enter, but must stay in the transit area of ​​the airport.

The move came after Spain lifted travel restrictions on British tourists, and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he was “happy and very pleased” that Spain would accept British tourists again. Stated.

Spain has lifted restrictions on travelers from the UK since Monday.

Both Germany and Spain are on the British Government’s amber list. This means that travelers must be quarantined at home for 10 days and take two tests, a pre-departure test and a post-arrival test.

John Bezley

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