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Germany to ease Covid restrictions on UK travellers from Wednesday

TOPSHOT - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival at Chequers, Buckinghamshire on July 2, 2021. - Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Merkel at his Chequers country residence during her 22nd and last official visit to Britain before she steps down as chancellor later this year. (Photo by David Rose / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DAVID ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

It comes days after Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel met at Chequers (Picture: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Restrictions on people travelling from the UK to Germany will be eased this week, it has been announced.

British tourists who are fully vaccinated or have antibodies will be able to enter Germany without quarantine from Wednesday.

Tourists who do not fall into these two categories will be able to cut short a mandatory 10-day quarantine by testing negative after five days.

It comes as Angela Merkel moves Britain, Portugal, Russia, India and Nepal from the highest risk category of ‘virus variant areas’.

They will enter the second-highest category of ‘high-incidence areas’.

The announcement comes days after Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at Chequers.

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