Germany lifted its blanket warning against traveling to all countries outside the European Union, the country’s foreign ministry announced Thursday. 

Germany imposed a global travel warning at the beginning of March when the coronavirus outbreak hit Italy, lifting travel restrictions for most European countries in June. 

But due to rising coronavirus infections in Europe, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday that it had extended an existing travel warning for parts of Belgium to cover the entire country. The same applies to most of France.  

The ministry also warned against travel to Wales, Northern Ireland as well as Gibraltar and Iceland. 

Early in September, the federal government re-issued travel warnings for regions in Europe where infection levels rose above the level of 50 cases per 100,000 people a week. 

On Thursday, cases rose by 2,503 to 291,722 within the past 24 hours, according to data from the country’s infectious disease agency, the Robert Koch Institute.

The death toll increased by 12 to 9,500. The country’s reproduction rate currently stands at 0.96.

Source: CNN

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