Coronavirus in Germany: Is it safe to travel to Germany? Are there still flights?

As of March 11, 122,399 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across the globe, with almost 2,000 confirmed in Germany. Here is the latest advice on travelling to Germany.

Since the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 4,552 people have died.

Italy has suffered the worst outbreak in Europe, with 12,426 confirmed cases and 827 deaths.

Following Italy is Spain, with 2,227 cases and 54 deaths.

Germany is the third-worst hit country in Europe, with 1,908 confirmed cases and three deaths.

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Is it safe to travel to Germany?

The Foreign Office has not issued any travel restrictions on visiting Germany at present.

The FCO website reads: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.

“The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some other countries, including Germany.

“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.”

There are some travel restrictions for those who are looking to travel to Germany from Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or China.

Those arriving from any of these listed countries to Germany will have to provide personal details on their arrival.

These details will be recorded on a disembarkation card, and people will need to be contactable for 30 days afterwards.

As well as flights, these protocols also apply for anyone arriving from one of these regions via ship, train or bus.

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Are there still flights?

A number of UK flights are continuing to fly to Germany as scheduled.

However, British Airways and Ryanair have cancelled hundreds of their flights due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ryanair has reduced the frequency of its flights to many regions, including Italy, due to a decrease in the number of flight bookings.

British Airways have cancelled some flights from the UK to Italy, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Germany.

BA said the timetable changes will mean many flights will be “merged between 16 March and 28 March”.

A spokesperson for BA told Sky News: “We will be contacting customers on cancelled flights so we can discuss their travel options, including re-booking on to other carriers where possible, full refunds or booking with BA for a later date of travel.

“Customers can also find the latest information and options on BA.com.”

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