BERLIN — The German government will launch a program of mandatory coronavirus tests for arrivals from designated high-risk areas starting Saturday, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday.
Those landing at airports — including big international hubs such as Frankfurt and Munich — will need to take a test to be allowed to enter Germany unless they have a valid negative result from the preceding 48 hours. The tests will be provided free of charge, Spahn said.
Those arriving by road or rail should seek out a testing facility if there isnt one installed at a border post, the ministry said.
Germanys disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, currently designates 129 countries such as Turkey, Russia and the U.S. as high-risk. In the EU, Luxembourg, the Antwerp region of Belgium and three Spanish regRead More – Source