In view of the falling number of corona cases, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) wants to relax the rules for entry into Germany over the summer months.
“We will suspend the 3G rule upon entry by the end of August,” Lauterbach told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Wednesday editions). From June 1, travelers returning and other travelers no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested.
More rules for virus variant areas
The currently valid Corona entry regulation requires a 3G certificate for all persons over the age of 12 until May 31st. Even stricter rules apply to travelers from virus variant areas, they have to go into a 14-day quarantine in Germany, even if they are vaccinated or have recovered.
This regulation should continue to exist in the coming months: “If such areas are defined, those entering the country must be in quarantine,” said Lauterbach. “Even with lower incidences in summer, we have to remain cautious in a global pandemic.” However, no country is currently designated as a virus variant area.
Soon all vaccines recognized
According to information from the Funke newspapers, the change in the Corona entry regulation is to be passed by the federal cabinet this Wednesday. It also provides that in future not only the vaccines approved by the EU, but all vaccines approved by the WHO will be recognized upon entry. (AFP)