The travel industry has described the continued global travel warning as an “absolutely wrong signal”. Many people wanted to visit friends and relatives again, or finally go on vacation. In addition, 26 million employees in the tourism industry expected the end of the restriction, the Association of the German Aviation Industry said.
The Federal Foreign Office justified the non-enactment of easing by the fact that there are still unanswered questions about hygiene concepts, air travel, and European political coordination. The Cancellor’s office said one would likely arrive at a solution next week.