Germany on Tuesday extended its travel ban from UK until January 6 despite EU urging to lift travel restrictions.
Amidst rising concern over the new COVID-19 strain, Germany has extended its ban on travel from the UK despite European Commission’s recommendation for its member states to lift the ban.
“A German citizen who wants to enter Germany at the border will not be refused.”, states an updated travel advisory that was released on Tuesday which also noted that the travel ban will start from December 22 till January 6 for travellers from UK to Germany.
The advisory said from January 1, 2021, people with residence and right of residence in Germany can be transported again, “the federal government must approve the flights individually.”
The list of countries from European Union that have recently banned travel from UK has been increasing continuously, Germany now being one of them.
Concerns over the new coronavirus strain is sweeping across southern England. The European Commission, advised earlier on Tuesday that the non-essential travel to and from UK should be discouraged. But, people heading home should be allowed on the condition that they get themselves tested for COVID-19 or undergo necessary quarantine.