Due to increased corona infections, Turkey is now a high-risk area from a German perspective.
Istanbul – In the middle of the holiday season, different rules have been in effect since midnight for people arriving from the country, which is popular with tourists, according to a message from the Robert Koch Institute. Entrants who have neither recovered nor vaccinated have to go into quarantine for ten days after their return – from the fifth day this can be ended with a negative corona test. For children under the age of twelve, the obligation to quarantine automatically ends after five days, as stated on the Ministry of Health’s website.
The federal government made the decision to classify it as a high-risk area last week – around a month and a half after the travel warning for all of Turkey was lifted. It is now valid again.
The number of corona cases in Turkey rose rapidly at the end of July, and around 20,000 new cases are officially registered every day. On Monday, 165 people died in one day in connection with Covid-19, and according to official information, more than 18,000 new infections were reported on one day. In July it was about 7,000 a day. For comparison: In Germany, around 2126 new cases were reported on Monday – with a similar population. At the beginning of July, Turkey eased corona measures significantly: Night-time exit bans were lifted, restaurants opened again, weddings and similar celebrations with guests are allowed again. (dpa)