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Germany imposes stricter entry rules for arrivals from Spain, Netherlands and Georgia

Christian Fernsby |
Germany has decided to move Spain, the Netherlands, and Georgia to the list of high incidence areas, meaning that arrivals from these three countries will now be subject to more stringent restrictions when entering the German territory.

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According to the Robert Koch Institut, countries are placed on the high incidence areas list when they identify more than 200 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

Following the new rules, starting from Tuesday, July 26, all persons arriving from Spain, the Netherlands, and Georgia are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, or medical evidence that indicates that the holder has recovered from the disease, or proof of vaccination,

As for unvaccinated travellers arriving from Spain, the Netherlands, or Georgia, the German authorities have announced that they will be subject to the quarantine requirement.

As such, everyone who has not been immunised yet, arriving from one of the three countries mentioned above, is obliged to go into quarantine immediately after their arrival in Germany and stay self-isolated for ten days.

However, it has been emphasised that the self-isolation period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test is submitted after the fifth day of isolation, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Moreover, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the following categories of people are exempt from the quarantine requirement:

Persons who have travelled through high incidence areas without making any stopovers

Persons using Germany as a transit country

Persons who leave Germany within 24 hours of entry and those who have not stayed in a risk area for more than 24 hours before entering Germany

Except for the newly added countries, Germany’s high incidence areas list also includes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, the United Kingdom.


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