The entry requirements for COVID-19 will be eased for tourists travelling to Germany beginning on Wednesday, June 1st, as confirmed by the country’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.
According to a report by Reuters, which cites the Funke media group, Germany is suspending the 3G regulation that requires tourists to produce proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test on entry through the end of August and the remainder of the busy summer travel season.
More than 77 percent of the population in Germany has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and nearly 60 percent of the population has received a third dose of the vaccine. Germany is currently one of the countries in Europe with the highest vaccination rates, which may be a contributing factor in the recent decline in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Since it has once again been open to tourists, Germany has made efforts to entice Americans to make travel plans for the year 2022.
As of the 19th of April, the U.S. State Department recommends American citizens travelling to Germany to exercise heightened vigilance due to the threat of terrorism. In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have classified the location as a Level 3 destination, which indicates that there is a high incidence of COVID-19 in the country. Before coming to Germany, tourists are strongly encouraged by the agency to ensure that their COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date.