“A few days before the Pentecost school holidays, the German government is easing travel restrictions. As of yesterday, those tourists returning from specific countries just need to present a negative coronavirus test to avoid the mandatory quarantine that still applies.
“Those who have recovered from the coronavirus or have had both doses of the vaccine enjoy even more freedom,” writes Süddeutsche Zeitung, in an article entitled “Berlin makes holiday travel easier.”
The Munich newspaper notes: “One negative test is enough to return to Germany from countries with less than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Among these are 18 EU countries, such as Spain, Italy, Greece, and Austria. A 10-day quarantine is still in force for those returning from Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, and Tunisia because they are still considered high-risk countries.
In another article entitled “Where holidays are possible” SZ writes: “Greece has already abolished the mandatory quarantine for tourists, Italy follows on May 15, and Austria on the 19th of the month. A negative test is enough as a ticket. “Those fully vaccinated, those who have recovered from the coronavirus, as well as young children are excluded.”