Germany is currently not considering cutting travel links with Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak, its foreign ministry said Monday.
This comes as Italy's outbreak saw confirmed case numbers increase from three to more than 200 over the weekend.
“There is no travel warning for Italy and at this very moment and we are not intending to issue one,” Maria Adebahr, spokeswoman for the ministry, told reporters at a regular news conference.
Adebahr said that Germany updated its travel and security advice on travel Monday morning. It now reads: “If necessary, enquire at the Italian embassy or consulate responsible for you before starting your journey.”
Germany’s health ministry said Monday that the danger to the German population from the coronavirus remained low. However, the health ministry also said that this “assessment could change at short notice.”
This post has been corrected to more accurately describe Germany's announcement.