German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated that as of June 15 the travel warnings in place due to coronavirus will be lifted, especially for the European Union, in Berlin, on Thursday.
The foreign minister said that the travel warning will be replaced by travel advice for individual countries, within the European Union and associate countries including the United Kingdom.
Maas urged holiday makers to enjoy their summer holidays, but warned them to «enjoy it with caution,» to prevent the spread of the virus.
He said that the travel warning for third countries including Turkey, a popular summer holiday destination especially with Germans, will be extended until the end of August. In the meantime, Germany will check whether the travel warnings can be lifted earlier based on «the infection numbers, the capabilities of the healthcare system, which safety measures are being taken on site and how the situation is with flights there and back.»