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Updated as of May 10, 2022

$114 MILLION

2019 Expenditures

118 THOUSAND

2019 Person Visits

Germany was Alberta’s 5th largest international market in terms of expenditures before the pandemic.

COVID-19 SITUATION

CASELOAD

Germany reported nearly 15 million new cases through February, March, and April, trending sharply upward and ranking fifth in volume of COVID-19 cases in the world, with nearly 25 million cases recorded since the start of the pandemic (Source: CNN).

Source: Our World in Data on May 3, 2022

VACCINATION

As of April 28, approximately 178.44 million vaccine doses have been administered in Germany, for a rate of 212.68 doses per 100 people. This is above the U.S. rate of 173.64 doses per 100 people, but below that of Canada and the U.K. at 220.39 and 208.44, respectively.

Source: Our World in Data

TRAVEL UPDATES

Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air, or water.  

As of April 25, 2022, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under the age of 12 are no longer required to provide a valid pre-entry test result if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult. 

Source: COVID-19 Travel Requirements 

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

KEY INDICATORS PERFORMANCE COMMENTS
GDP (-4.9%) in 2020
2.9% in 2021
2% in 2022
Russia's invasion of Ukraine will undermine this year's recovery. .
Unemployment 5% in April  The arrival of spring and the easing of COVID-19 measures is supporting the labor market’s continued recovery. 
Inflation 7.4% in April  The highest since 1981 and slightly above market expectations of 7.2%. 
Consumer confidence (-26.5) in May  Household economic and income prospects declined and the propensity to buy fell to the lowest level in more than 13 years as a result of the war in Ukraine. 

Source: Trading Economics; Oxford Economics

AIR ACCESS

Scheduled direct seat capacity from Germany to Alberta is showing signs of improvements; seat capacity compared to pre-pandemic (2019) levels, it is expected to be at 7 per cent increase in May, 14 per cent in June and 0 per cent in July. Note that the winter months typically see low travel to Alberta. Due to low air travel activity in 2020 because of the pandemic, comparisons made between 2022 and 2019 are seen as a more effective way to gauge recovery.

Airlines have been securing future seat capacity to ensure they have supply when restrictions are eased, then cancel last-minute if they are not lifted or demand is low.