Germany Bans Travel from U.K. Amidst Rise in B.1.167 Covid Cases

By Kurt Stolz on 22 May 2021
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The Rathaus on the Marienplatz in Munich

Officials in Germany announced a ban on most travel from Great Britain amidst concerns over the Indian variant of the coronavirus, known as B.1.167.

The ban goes into effect Sunday.

The move comes after the Robert Koch Institut, the country’s public health authority, classified Britain as an area of concern due to the Indian variant.

Germany citizens and residents of the country will stil be allowed to enter from Britain but will then be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

“Germany has classified the UK as an area of variant of concern, with effect from 23 May. Therefore a ban on transportation and entry into Germany applies from 23 May,” the German Embassy in London said in a tweet.

The change comes just days after Britain reopened cinemas and museums and allowed indoor dining in cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

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