Quantcast
Germany loosens quarantine restrictions for travellers from Schengen area, UK - Metro US

Germany loosens quarantine restrictions for travellers from Schengen area, UK

Frankfurt airport virtually empty during the coronavirus outbreak

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will loosen coronavirus quarantine rules for travellers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen passport-free zone and Britain, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Authorities will only recommend travellers go into quarantine if they arrive from countries with elevated numbers of infections, he said at a regular news conference.

A mandatory two-week quarantine still applies for travellers from countries outside the EU, the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Thomas Seythal and Andreas Rinke; Editing by Michelle Martin)

More from our Sister Sites