Germany to introduce mandatory Covid-19 tests for travellers next week

Travellers are seen at the Tegel airport as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in Berlin May 20, 2020. — Reuters pic
Travellers are seen at the Tegel airport as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in Berlin May 20, 2020. — Reuters pic

BERLIN, July 29 — New rules for mandatory coronavirus tests for travellers entering Germany from countries designated as risk areas are due to come into effect next week, a spokeswoman for the country’s health ministry said today at a regular news conference.

Germany announced plans on Monday for free, mandatory coronavirus tests for holidaymakers returning from high-risk countries in order to slow the spread of infections as the holiday season kicks into high gear. — Reuters

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