Germany lifts COVID-19 travel warning for Turkey from July

The German government will lift its COVID-19 pandemic travel warning for several countries, including Turkey, as of July 1, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on June 11. Berlin will deem countries recording infection rates of below 200 cases per 100,000 people in seven days no longer a "risk-zone."

A police officer walks at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich in this file photo.

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Germany will lift a general travel warning for countries that have a seven-day coronavirus incidence of below 200 cases per 100,000 people, including Turkey, the foreign ministry said on June 11. 

The implementation will come into effect on July 1. 

"In many places, the number of infections is falling, and more and more citizens are vaccinated. After long months of lockdown, we can look forward to more normalcy, this also applies to travel," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement.

Maas said “travel with reason and a sense of proportion” would be the motto of the summer.

With an eye on variants, he warned that “the danger from the virus and its mutants is far from over.”

“That’s why we will continue to warn against travel where it makes sense: in high-incidence and virus-variant areas," he said. 

Earlier on June 11, Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases removed several countries from its coronavirus travel risk list.

Turkey on June 10 confirmed 6,408 daily coronavirus cases and 96 deaths from the virus. The number of new cases on June 9 was 6,454.