14 regions removed from high-risk list

Germany gives all-clear for Algarve, Brazil and Cyprus

Green light for tourism: Sights such as the Tombs of the Kings near Paphos are getting more attractive for German holidaymakers as Cyprus is not classified as a high-risk area anymore.
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Green light for tourism: Sights such as the Tombs of the Kings near Paphos are getting more attractive for German holidaymakers as Cyprus is not classified as a high-risk area anymore.

Good news for Cyprus and the Algarve: Germany removes the two popular destinations from the list of high-risk areas. The all-clear has also been given for Brazil, India and South Africa, which used to be particularly badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the removal of the Algarve, Portugal now disappears completely from the category of high-risk areas, for which quarantine is mandatory for all those who have not been fully vaccinated or recovered after returning to Germany.

South America should also breathe a sigh of relief. Last week, the German Foreign Office had already given the all-clear for several countries on the Corona-stricken continent – for Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador and Peru. Now Brazil as the largest South American country is removed from the list as well.

Besides Brazil, Cyprus and the Algarve, Bangladesh, Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Ireland (Western Region), Lesotho, Malawi, Nepal, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa have been cancelled.

Seven destinations added to the high-risk list

Newly classified as high-risk areas are Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Moldova and Venezuela. There, incidence rates have significantly exceeded 100 per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days.

In addition, the health system there is stretched to capacity as more and more people become seriously ill with corona and are brought to the hospitals. Many of these countries also have very low vaccination rates.

Unvaccinated people returning to Germany from a high-risk area have to go into quarantine for ten days. After the fifth day, they can be exempted from testing. Vaccinated persons are exempt from testing and quarantine obligations.

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