Germany classifies more than 20 countries as high-risk areas, including a neighboring country and popular holiday destinations. Stricter corona entry rules apply.
- Coronavirus in Germany: More than 20 countries have been classified as high-risk areas.
- Stricter rules apply to people arriving from these countries.
- The RKI has published a new list of “high incidence areas”.
Berlin – Germany has due to particularly high numbers of corona infections for the first time more than 20 countries as high-risk areas with stricter entry rules classified, including a neighboring country and popular vacation destinations.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) including the following countries: Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Israel and the United States. For travelers from these countries with a significantly higher number of infections than in Germany, one applies from Sunday stricter test obligation and also the exception rules for the quarantine can be tightened by the federal states.
Corona high-risk areas: Stricter entry rules for people from “dark red zones”
On Thursday (January 21), the heads of state and government of the European Union agreed on this because of the risk of new variants of the corona virus to slow down avoidable trips as much as possible, the Keeping borders open for goods and commuters. Among other things, it was about test and quarantine obligations for people from “dark red zones” with very high numbers of corona cases. This category is to be newly introduced at EU level. In Germany, there has been a new entry regulation since January 14, on the basis of which the high-risk areas have now been named.
So there is now three categories of corona risk areas:
- “Normal” risk areas: These are countries or regions above a limit value (also known as the incidence value) of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. This currently applies to almost all of Europe with the exception of individual areas in Greece, Finland, Norway, Austria and Denmark. Well over 100 countries worldwide are risk areas.
- “High incidence areas”: These are countries with significantly higher numbers of infections than in Germany. The limit value is an incidence of 200 (incidence in Germany: 112.6). However, under certain conditions, countries can also be declared “high incidence areas” under this brand.
- Virus variant areas: These are areas in which highly contagious variants of the coronavirus have appeared. So far, the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Brazil fall into this category.
Corona high-risk areas: test must be carried out before entry
Travelers from “normal” risk areas must Test for Corona no later than 48 hours after entering Germany to let. They also have to ten days in quarantine, can get away from it through a Exempt second negative test early from day five to let.
The difference between the high-incidence and virus variant areas: the test must already be carried out a maximum of 48 hours before entry respectively. In addition, the exception rules for the quarantine can be restricted. But that is a matter for the individual federal states. With the new rules will be Traveling abroad is even less attractive than it already is.
Corona in Germany: An overview of the new “high incidence areas”
- Andorra (Principality of Andorra)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- Palestinian territories
- Czech Republic
- United States
- United Arab Emirates
(sk / dpa)
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