D.he federal government wants to classify all of Spain as a corona risk area according to a media report. As the Funke media group reported on Thursday, citing government circles, Cyprus is also to be declared a high incidence area and a quarantine obligation for those returning to travel who have not been vaccinated or have recovered will be introduced.
The Robert Koch Institute publishes the federal government’s new corona classifications for foreign countries every Friday. The final decision by the responsible ministries for health, home affairs and foreign affairs is usually made shortly beforehand.
In Spain, the number of infections had risen dramatically in the last few weeks. So far, however, only 6 of the 17 Spanish regions – including the holiday areas Catalonia and Andalusia – as well as the exclave of Ceuta in North Africa are considered risk areas. The Balearic Islands with the popular holiday island Mallorca and the Canary Islands are not yet included.
No direct impact on vacationers
Countries and regions in which the new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days (seven-day incidence) are over 50 are classified as risk areas. It is the lowest of three risk levels. Such a classification does not have any practical consequences for holidaymakers if they are traveling by plane. Then they have to be tested before departure anyway and not in quarantine when entering Germany.
It is different with the high incidence areas, the medium risk level. Anyone who returns from such a region and is not fully vaccinated or recovered has to be in quarantine for ten days, but can shorten it with a negative test after five days.