Will Germany be on the UK's travel green list? All we know so far #greenlist

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The Government’s Global Travel Taskforce are in the process of categorising countries into a traffic light system, with countries labelled as green, amber and red depending on four key Covid data. International travel from the UK will be allowed from May 17, as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap. So for Britons wanting to head to Germany, will it be on the green list?

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The taskforce is examining four key elements when categorising countries for international travel.

These are:

The proportion of vaccinations undertaken Covid infection rates Prevalence rates The prominence of variants of concern

As such, experts have been able to determine which countries are likely to be added to the green list, based on current COVID-19 data.

Read More: What countries are expected to be on the green list? Full list

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Will Germany be on the green list?

Germany has unfortunately been experiencing a recent spike in Covid cases, which means it may be added to the amber list in terms of travel from the UK.

On Sunday, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 16,290 to 3,416,822.

The reported death toll rose by 110 to 83,192.

However, it is not clear which countries will be added to which lists as yet, and with the announcement yet to come Germany may be classified as a green country.

Germany travel: Woman in airportGermany travel: Germany has unfortunately been experiencing a recent spike in Covid cases (Image: GETTY)

The announcement is due to be made in early May, which means any time from now until around the 14th of the month.

Experts have examined global Covid data and found likely green countries

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