Status: 06/18/2021 2:41 pm.
As summer vacations begin in the first federal states, more restrictions will apply to overseas travel. According to the RKI, much of Greece and France are no longer considered risk areas.
The rules will be relaxed from Sunday for returnees from Greece, France, Switzerland and other countries and regions. As corona infections decline, they will be removed from the list of high-risk areas, according to Robert Koch.
The federal government also removes separate regions in Belgium, Norway and Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain. Anyone coming from there to Germany by land does not have to comply with any entry barriers due to the corona.
Passengers need a negative test result
However, the rules for air travelers are in effect: everyone arriving by air must provide a negative test result, vaccine or health certificate before departure, regardless of whether they belong to a hazardous area or not.
The federal government regularly assesses the corona status abroad and the new corona virus variants differ from the virus variation areas, with more than 200 cases per seven days and risk areas with more than 50 cases. The return journey from these countries is important as the requirements for classification tests, registration and isolation are based on it.
To enter the respective country, the requirements there apply, which can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. Some foreign territories in France are on the danger list. The entire European part of the country was eliminated.
Barcelona is no longer a risky part
In the Netherlands, coastal areas, such as Friesland, Chile and Croningen fall off the list, while Denmark is part of southern Denmark, which borders Germany. In Spain, among other things, Costa Brava and Madrid, popular among holiday makers in Catalonia and the coastal metropolis of Barcelona, are considered risk-free from Sunday.
Many parts of Slovenia, Lithuania and Estonia have not been high-risk areas since Sunday, as the number of new infections has dropped to less than 50 per 100,000 population. This also applies to Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and St. Lucia in the Caribbean.
However, in some countries the situation is deteriorating. Namibia is moving to the highest risk level in South Africa and is now considered part of the virus variant. It greatly restricts entry from there. Oman is becoming a more eventful region with forced isolation.
Isolation is mandatory for different areas
Cape Verde, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Uganda are downgraded from high incidence to dangerous areas. This means that these countries do not need general isolation. Entrants from there can test themselves for free.
Those returning from high risk, high incidence and different areas are usually required to register online and provide travel location and other data through an entry portal before returning home. Vaccine, test or health records can be uploaded there.
Then isolation is mandatory at home. Those who have been fully vaccinated or recovered are exempt from this. Isolation is always mandatory when entering from a different area such as Great Britain – whether vaccinated or recovered.