Skip to content

Germany, Sweden Add Covid Test Rules for Flights From China

  • EU ‘strongly encouraged’ members to impose new requirements
  • Poland, Bulgaria say they see no need for Covid restrictions
Brandenburg airport near Berlin.

Brandenburg airport near Berlin.

Photographer: Stefanie Loos/AFP/Getty Images

Updated on

Germany, Sweden and Belgium are imposing new Covid testing requirements on passengers traveling from China after the bloc recommended the step to cope with a surge in cases.

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach confirmed Thursday that Berlin will update its travel rules so that arrivals from China will need “at least one” test when entering the country.