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Germany implemented social distancing guidelines mid-March, making it one of the first countries in the European Union to take such measures. On April 1, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will extend theses measures until at least April 19 and will evaluate then if an extra extension will be necessary.
Meanwhile, all schools, shops, restaurants, and sports facilities have been closed due to the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus.
The EU banned all non-essential travel from outside the Schengen zone for the next 30 days. Germany is part of Schengen and approved this new temporary measure. If you are not an EU-citizen, traveling to Germany will no longer be possible.
With the new measures in place, European leaders try to stop the spreading of the coronavirus. Traveling between Schengen countries is still possible, however, some countries closed the borders to their neighbors as well.
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Last validated on April 01, 2020:1 April: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will extend the social distancing guidelines until at least April 19. The measures were put into effect mid-March to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus in the country. Germany will extend social distancing measures introduced last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus until after April 19 and re-evaluate the situation after Easter, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.