Germany is offering COVID-19 diagnostic tests for travelers returning to the country from abroad as of Saturday, according to the regulations approved by the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn.
The regulation will carry out diagnostic tests on all travelers who return to Germany within 72 hours of entry, even if they show no symptoms. The tests can be carried out at designated locations at airports or in health centers and outpatients.
Health insurance companies will be responsible for paying for the tests, so the government is now trying to cover the costs with a higher allocation.
So far, Germany has confirmed more than 210,000 people infected with COVID-19 and more than 9,000 deaths from the disease.