Germany considering reimposing quarantines due to COVID-19 testing capacity issues

26 August, 2020

Germany's Minister for Health Jens Spahn reported the government may begin to impose a mandatory five day quarantine for travellers returning to the country instead of COVID-19 testing on arrival after summer 2020 (dpa/AFP, 25-Aug-2020). The decision is being considered due to testing capacity issues. "It's clear that if we operate at full throttle like this for weeks, we will have personnel and supply problems", the Ministry commented. Currently, travellers returning to Germany must present a negative COVID-19 test or adhere to a free test upon arrival.