Germany To End Mandatory Tests For Travelers

Travelers returning to Germany from high risk countries will not be called on to do mandatory testing, this according to the country’s health minister, Jens Spahn.

The new measures in place will require travelers returning from the high-risk areas, which include most countries outside the European Union and some regions inside the bloc to go into mandatory quarantines for at least five days before taking a test, which may no longer be free unless ordered by a doctor.

Spahn did not give a timeline when the testing strategy would change but reports are that that the decision will be made at a meeting today between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors.