Germany to Extend Coronavirus Travel Ban for Non-European Countries Into Late August

By Kurt Stolz on 9 June 2020
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A Straßenbahn on the Maximilianstraße in Munich

Germany, which last week said it would lift its travel ban on 29 European countries, including Britain and Iceland, on June 15, will keep its ban on travelers from outside the European Union in place through at least the end of August.

The Bundesregierung is expected to approve the measure at its weekly meeting on Wednesday.

In lifting the intra-European ban last week, German Außenminister Heiko Maas said it was not an easy decision and he warned against being lulled into a false sense of security.

“We did not come to this decision easily,” Maas said in a statement, but he urged caution: “Travel advisories are not travel bans, and travel notices are not invitations to travel.”

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