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Germany removes two countries from list of high risk areas, adds five

Christian Fernsby |
The German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), has updated the list of high risk areas with increased rates of COVID-19 infections, removing Japan, Senegal and the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from the list.

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The decision was announced on Friday, September 24, and becomes effective on Sunday, September 26, and it means that travellers from these two countries and the French region mentioned above are no longer subject to strict entry requirements that apply to arrivals from countries and regions categorized as high-risk.

On the other hand, the RKI, which is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health, has added the following countries and regions to the list of high-risk areas due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections reported in their territories:

Burundi
Ethiopia
New Caledonia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Slovenia.


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