Folks travelling from Britain to Germany must quarantine from midnight on Monday because the nation tries to sluggish the unfold of Omicron.
Regional well being ministers urged the federal government on Saturday to introduce harder guidelines amid surging instances of the variant within the UK.
They known as for a two-week quarantine interval, together with for vaccinated travellers.
“The unfold of Omicron within the UK may be very evident… We now have to forestall the unfold for so long as potential and sluggish it down as a lot as potential,” the ministers mentioned in an announcement.
Folks coming from the UK should additionally present a unfavorable coronavirus check underneath the brand new guidelines.
It comes after France introduced a ban on journey to and from the UK until there’s a “compelling” motive – and tourism and enterprise don’t qualify.
That order is now in pressure.
The Netherlands can be bringing in a tricky four-week lockdown on Sunday to sluggish Omicron, with non-essential outlets, bars, eating places, and different public locations to shut.
Infections in Germany rose steeply in October and November however have fallen this month, with just below 51,000 reported on Friday.
Like Britain, it’s ramping up its booster vaccine programme and on Wednesday hit a brand new one-day excessive when 1.5 million jabs have been administered.
The UK is at present Europe’s Omicron hotspot and reported greater than 10,000 new Omicron instances on Saturday – 3 times as many as Friday.
Whole instances exceeded 90,000 for a second day operating.
Senior authorities scientists say further restrictions are wanted to forestall the NHS from being overwhelmed by sufferers within the coming weeks.
Ministers are drawing up plans for a two-week “circuit breaker” after Christmas, in accordance with the Occasions, which may see restrictions on indoor mixing and restrict hospitality companies to outside service.