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Germany to drop quarantine, negative COVID-19 demand for UK arrivals

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Germany to drop quarantine, negative COVID-19 demand for UK arrivals
Germany to drop quarantine, negative COVID-19 demand for UK arrivals   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – Germany will on Jan. 4 drop its demand for travellers from Britain to quarantine and provide a negative <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 test, requirements that were imposed earlier in December during a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant. </p> <p>The German embassy in London said on Twitter that the requirements would be dropped from midnight <span class="caps">CET</span> on Jan. 4, meaning that people who are fully vaccinated or have an important reason to travel will be allowed to enter Germany.</p> <p>Britain’s transport minister Grant Shapps said on Twitter that the news was a “welcome development”. Germany had classified the United Kingdom as an area of variants of concern. </p> <p>Britain is experiencing another wave of the coronavirus pandemic driven by Omicron, with a record 183,037 daily cases reported on Wednesday. Infections rose steeply in Germany through October and November, but they have eased off in December.</p> <p/> </div>