US warns against travel to Germany due to ‘very high’ Covid numbers

US warns against travel to Germany due to 'very high' Covid numbers
An American Airlines flighting landing at San Diego International Airport in California. Photo: DPA
The United States on Wednesday increased its travel warning to its peak level for Germany due to its ‘very high’ coronavirus figures.

“Do not travel to Germany due to Covid-19,” wrote the U.S. Department of State on its website.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Germany due to Covid-19, indicating a very high level of Covid-19 in the country.”

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It also stated that travellers to Germany should ‘exercise increased caution’ due to terrorism activity, a warning which had already been in place.

Prior to Tuesday of this week, the State Department listed 34 of about 200 countries worldwide with the “Do Not Travel” warning, and has since increased the number to 150 countries based on the recommendations of the CDC.

Other European countries placed on the Level 4 list include France, Spain and Switzerland.

The warning, however, does not bar Americans from travelling to these countries. Yet many have imposed their own restrictions on travellers from the US, as well as several other non-EU countries.

Germany has banned non-essential travel for Americans who aren’t residents, and makes only a small number of exceptions for business travelers, medical purposes, and for family reasons such as the birth of a grandchild or couple reunification. 

Yet all American travellers still face quarantine and testing requirements once they arrive in Germany.

The U.S. on Tuesday also extended its travel ban on non-US citizens by 30 days. The restrictions have already been in place for 13 months.

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Member comments

  1. Ok on the Corona Virus rates…
    But Terrorism? Maybe they would be better to warn their citizens not to leave their House due to the chance of being shot in their own Country!

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