This week the German Foreign Minister met representatives of the main holiday destinations of the Germans to agree on a strategy for opening the borders. Portugal was one of the destinations invited for discussion.
On Monday, via videoconference, Heiko Maas met with his counterparts from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Slovenia, Cyprus and Bulgaria, some of the most popular holiday destinations in the German market. The aim of the meeting was to see how travel restrictions can be eased because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The destinations least affected by the new coronavirus, which include Greece, Austria and Croatia, are expecting the arrival of some German tourists this summer.
Germany is already preparing to open its borders with France, Switzerland and Austria on June 15 after resuming cross-border traffic with Luxembourg on May 16.