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COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution
To find out about the latest status of the COVID19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID19 disease in Germany (including figures for each of the 16 Länder), please visit the website of the Robert Koch Institute, which is the public health institute in Germany. Furthermore, the RKI publishes daily situation reports, which can be consulted at the following link (both in English and German).
For the international outlook you can consult the latest situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.
Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Germany and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the website of the Federal Ministry of Interior. Further information is available on the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) website, as well as on the dedicated portal of the Ministry of Health and on that of the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) (in German). Measures for containing the spread of the coronavirus in Germany may also be subject to local regulation, hence it is recommendable to consult local sources too for Länder-specific information.

Travel restrictions
The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
Import & export restrictions
For the information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the website of the German Customs (Zoll) (in German).
The “Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services” issued by the European Commission can be consulted here. For the updated overview of the introduced trade import and export restrictions and other trade measures (ex. tariffs reductions) due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Germany on the International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.
Economic recovery plan

For the information on the economic recovery scheme put in place by the German government to address the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance. Further details can be found on the dedicated page on KPMG's website.
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the websites of the European Commission and the European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the German government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Germany in the IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses
For the information on the local business support scheme established by the German Federal government to help small and medium-sized companies to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the Financial Support for Business section of the German Agency for Trade and Investment (GTAI) and the website of the German development bank KFW. Further information is available on the Ministry of Economic Affairs website.
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document.
You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.
Support plan for exporters
For the up-to-date information on possible support plans for exporters in Germany, if applicable, please consult the website of the German Agency for Trade and Investment (GTAI). For further information on this subject, refer to the website of Federal Government’s mandatary AGA, where the Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Scheme can also be consulted.
The European Commission adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak, which enables short-term export credit insurance to be provided by the State where needed.

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