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For most EU countries, the travel warning was lifted despite Corona – the Austrian government is now changing this course. Chancellor Kurz announces stricter border controls.

Update from July 8, 1:17 p.m.: Austria speaks with a view to the Corona infections now also for Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova a Travel warning out. The measure applies immediately. Border controls with Hungary and Slovenia would be significantly strengthened, said Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) in Vienna. 1800 police officers would be deployed. Tour buses would be checked without exception.

“Please do not travel to these countries,” said the head of government. Whoever returns from there has to go to one 14-day quarantine or one negative corona test show. Those who do not adhere to it do not “commit a trivial offense. This is a serious violation! “, He tweeted. There would always be more “Introductions” of the pathogen from these states.

Please do not travel to these countries! On the one hand, you expose yourself to a health hazard, and on the other hand, we are also experiencing that there is an increasing number of corona cases from these countries.

With this step Austria is reacting to those in the near foreign countries increasing numbers of infections. A week ago, Vienna already had a travel warning for the six states of the Western Balkans pronounced. It has been found that there have been at least 170 cases of corona infections in Austria recently Returnees from these regions, it was said. Overall, the situation in Austria is still under control.

Update from July 2, 2:48 p.m .:The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu has accused the EU of imposing travel restrictions on Turkey “Political motives” maintain. Some countries that Brussels has included on the list of countries from which people are allowed to rejoin the EU would be worse off than that TurkeyCavusoglu said Thursday after talks with Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
in Berlin. “There we see that decisions were made with political motives.” The EU list had to be evaluated within the framework of “objective criteria”.

Cavusoglu also called for the lifting of one Foreign Office Travel Warning for Turkey. Some tourists gradually went on vacation to Turkey, “but it is important here that Germany has to check this travel warning, namely in the context of objective data. Our German friends want to go to Turkey to go on vacation“, he said.

Update from July 2, 1:13 p.m .: The Travel warning of the German Foreign Ministry for Turkey remains until further notice. The Federal Foreign Minister said Heiko Maas (SPD) at a joint press conference after meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu in Berlin with. Maas mentioned that many, not only in the tourism industry, would like to have the travel warning lifted. However, he emphasized that for Germany on this issue one Coordination with the EU is very important.

“Only if we act in unison is it possible to control the virus,” said Maas, according to a report by the Editorial network Germany. For questions of Border openings and travel warnings both Germany and the EU were based on data on the Infection events in the countries concerned. At their meeting, Cavusoglu and Maas “exchanged a large amount of data”, which are now also made available to the Ministry of Health. The common hope is that there will soon be more openings.

By the way: This Thursday, Angela Merkel is giving a press conference with Ursula von der Leyen about the German EU Presidency after consulting with the EU Commission.

Update from July 2nd: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) welcomes his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu for a talk at the Federal Foreign Office on Thursday. Topics will be the Corona crisis, the German EU Council Presidency, Syria, Libya and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Turkish Foreign Minister is accompanied by the Minister of Tourism and the Deputy Minister of Health of Turkey. A press conference of the two foreign ministers will take place after the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Recently there had been tensions between Turkey and Germany because the Federal Foreign Office had issued a travel warning for Turkey because of the corona pandemic. In a conversation with the “Spiegel” Cavusoglu demanded that the travel warning be lifted quickly.

Also interesting: This Thursday, the Bundestag decides on the basic pension and the second supplementary budget to deal with the Corona crisis.

Update from July 1, 12:51 p.m .: Germany is once again granting unrestricted entry to people from eleven countries outside the European Union. According to a cabinet decision on Wednesday, this applies to travelers from Australia, Georgia, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Japan, South Korea and China are subject to the easing of the restrictions imposed in the corona crisis in mid-March, provided these countries also allow people from Germany to enter again. The relief will come into effect on Thursday, as the Federal Ministry of the Interior announced. The Federal Government is thus largely following a decision by the EU member states on the previous day. Accordingly, people from 14 countries should be allowed to enter again. The list should be revised every two weeks.

Update from June 29, 4:51 p.m.: The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu and tourism minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy want to come to Germany later this week to come with the Federal government about the Travel warning for Turkey to speak. According to a report by the Turkish newspaper Milliyet are meeting the Federal Foreign Minister at the visit planned for Thursday Heiko Maas (SPD) and Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) planned. The Federal Foreign Office did not want to officially confirm the visit on Monday, but signaled that the report was correct.

The EU countries, however, want those imposed because of the corona pandemic Entry restrictions for people from the United States and numerous others Third countries maintained for the time being. Only people from 14 countries are said to be from July 1 allowed to enter normally again, like that dpa after initiating a corresponding decision-making process by EU diplomats.

Specifically, these are Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China should only be taken into account if, in return, it also removes entry restrictions for Europeans.

An official announcement of the decision is expected on Tuesday. It is certain that the required majority of the EU countries will come together, otherwise the written procedure for the decision would not have been initiated. Due to the masses of vacationers on the Baltic Sea, some regions are taking drastic measures.

Update of June 23, 5:19 p.m .: Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), during a visit to Valencia, appealed to German holidaymakers in Spain to apply the local ones Corona protection measures to keep. After the opening of the Spanish borders, German tourists would have to show “reason and responsibility” to prevent it from rising again Infection numbers come, said Maas after meeting his Spanish colleague Arancha González Laya. Both politicians also campaigned for a quick adoption of the reconstruction fund for Europe’s economic recovery.

Update June 20, 4:46 p.m .: The Turkey is considered a corona risk area. The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu was disappointed with this assessment by the federal government and the ongoing travel warning. There is “no objective and scientific reason for this,” Cavusoglu said on Saturday at a joint press conference Minister of Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in the resort of Antalya.

“Of course we are disappointed, but I don’t think that will affect our bilateral relations, ”said Cavusoglu. He wanted to continue stay in dialogue with Germany and the Federal government convince them to change their position. It is not a confrontation. The Turkish ambassador in Berlin had already criticized his country’s classification as a corona risk area on Wednesday.

The federal government had that Turkey on Monday (June 15th) together with 130 other countries also classified as a corona risk area. People entering Germany from a risk area have to expect a 14-day quarantine. However, holidaymakers from Turkey can be exempted from the quarantine regulation if they have one when entering Germany negative corona test can show that is no older than 48 hours.

Turkey could conduct corona tests, according to Cavusoglu. The capacities for this are given. If you apply objective criteria such as the number of cases, Turkey has come through the corona crisis better than many other countries. Turkey, like Germany, has “one of the best health systems in the world”. Tourism Minister Ersoy also rejected criticism that the official number of cases was wrong. The data, which the Ministry of Health announced, are “absolutely correct”.

Covid 19 travel warning lifted for many European countries. What applies today:https://t.co/vDvHWEzk5X pic.twitter.com/TR8jkg6CdW

In the holiday resort Antalya, which is particularly popular with Germans, has so far 472 Coronavirus infected registered of which 366 recovered are, as has now been announced. Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in the country. Last year, according to official information, did more than five million German vacation in Turkey.

Update from June 15, 1:35 p.m .: It was true that today at 0 a.m. Travel warning for 27 European countries removed – for all other countries, however, the warning from the Federal Foreign Office continues to apply until the end of August. This was emphasized again in the government press conference on Monday. Foreign minister Heiko Maas (SPD) but thinks it is possiblethat travel warnings for non-EU countries also eased in the coming weeks become.

in the ZDF-Morgenmagazin said on Monday: “I would not rule out now that there are also other countries where we will lift the travel warning and give travel advice in the next few weeks.” According to him, the decision will always depend on how Situation in the respective countries is. In line with this, the government press conference also said that talks with countries outside the EU were already being held to determine whether travel warnings could be lifted before the end of August in individual cases.

in the ZDF Maas also announced that no federal government aircraft for return campaigns from German vacationers more used would. German holidaymakers would still be supported in the event of curfews and entry restrictions in the respective holiday country to return to Germany with normal flights and at their own expense.

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