Germany to Lift Restrictions on Intra-European Travel

By Kurt Stolz on 27 May 2020
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A waitress at Oktoberfest in 2011

The German government said Wednesday that it will lift its travel warning to 26 EU countries as well as five other European states, although many decisions relating to lockdown measures are ultimately up to the individual states.

Außenminister Heiko Mans said that Berlin would decide late on guidelines for other countries including Turkey.  The decision on Wednesday also includes Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

The initial easing of restrictions in the country does not appear to have resulted in a spike of new infections.

Meanwhile, the move comes as shops are reopening, as are schools and kindergartens.  Hotels and Biergartens are expected to follow.

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