Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend, AP reported while quoting the health minister.
The decision comes as the country recorded its highest daily tally of new infections in three months.
People entering from countries deemed high-risk currently most of the world outside the Europe Union, as well as Luxembourg, parts of northern Spain and the Belgian city of Antwerp are already required to quarantine for 14 days unless they can present a negative test result no more than two days old.
Health Minister Jens Spahn said that, starting Saturday, people arriving from those countries will also be required to take a test unless they bring a new test result with them.
"I am very well aware that this impinges on individual freedoms, but I believe that this is a justifiable intervention,” Spahn said.