With Germany seeking to ramp up a sluggish vaccination program as it tackles a third wave, state and federal leaders are desperate to achieve some return to normality.
Minister Spahn said that fully vaccinated people could soon be able to travel, visit shops or go to hairdressers without restrictive measures such as having to present a negative rapid test.
"Anyone who has been fully vaccinated can in the future be treated like treated like someone who has tested negatively," Spahn told.
Spahn said any such move would come only when the third wave of coronavirus was at an end, and once further relaxing of lockdown measures — involving the opening of services based on rapid testing — were being examined.
Meanwhile, according to a YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the DPA news agency, 64% of Germans have said they are in favor of a ban on travel abroad for the time being.
Only 26% of people said they would be opposed to such a prohibition, with 10% providing no answer.
The German government has considered temporarily banning travel to popular vacation destinations abroad after a national debate about whether foreign travel should be allowed.