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Germany declares Greece and Netherlands COVID-19 risk areas

Christian Fernsby |
Germany on Friday declared the entirety of the nation of Greece and The Netherlands as coronavirus risk areas, signifying that all returning German nationals must present a negative coronavirus test to avoid being quarantined upon arrival.

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According to a statement from the Robert Koch Institute, Greece, as well as the Netherlands now present a heightened risk for German travelers.

"New high incidence areas - areas with a particularly high risk of infection due to particularly high incidences for the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:

"Indonesia is now considered a high incidence area.

"Cuba is now considered a high incidence area.

"Libya is now considered a high incidence area.

"3. New simple risk areas - areas with increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection:

"Denmark – the capital and Faroe Islands regions are now considered simple risk areas.

"Greece is now considered a simple risk area.

"The Maldives is now considered a simple risk area (previously a high incidence area).

"Myanmar is now considered a simple risk area.

"The Netherlands – the entire Netherlands (including Sint Maarten) – with the exception of the overseas parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba, Aruba and Curacao – is now considered a simple risk area.

"Sri Lanka is now considered a simple risk area (previously a high incidence area).

"Thailand is now considered a simple risk area.

"Areas which are no longer considered to be risk areas:

"The Comoros are no longer considered a risk area.

"Norway is no longer considered a risk area.

"Sweden is no longer considered a risk area."


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