According to the German Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Haiko Maas plans to consult with his colleagues today on popular holiday destinations for Germans on how travel restrictions could be gradually eased due to the coronation pandemic.
Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Malta, Slovenia, Cyprus and Bulgaria have been invited to Monday’s teleconference.
The aim of the meeting is a coordinated approach in relation to the opening of borders for tourists.
In Germany, a global travel warning for tourists is valid until June 14.
Maas plans to lift it gradually, provided there is no recurrence in the fight against the pandemic – first for European countries.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had already announced on Wednesday that the borders with France, Switzerland and Austria would be open from June 15. Border traffic to Luxembourg will be normalized again on Saturday, and there are talks with Denmark on opening the border.
Maas said on Wednesday: “The goal should be to better coordinate the course of action in Europe, even if the situation differs from country to country. We don’t all have to move at the same pace, and we also don’t have to compete with each other – in a way that challenges each other.