New list of high-risk areas

Germany "upgrades" Côte d'Azur, Japan and Senegal

Good news for Six-Fours-les-Plages and other holiday destinations at the Côte d’Azur: The regioon in Southern France has been removed from the German high-risk list.
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Good news for Six-Fours-les-Plages and other holiday destinations at the Côte d’Azur: The regioon in Southern France has been removed from the German high-risk list.

All-clear for the French region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Japan and Senegal, bad news for Slovenia: Unlike in previous weeks, there are no spectacular reassessments from the travel industry's point of view.

There is comparatively little in the way of travel advice from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German public health body, this week. There are at least three pieces of positive news: the German Foreign Office has given the all-clear for Japan and Senegal. And now that the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region has also been removed from the risk list, the travel warning has been lifted for the whole of France.

This means that unvaccinated holidaymakers in France are no longer subject to quarantine rules when re-entering Germany. Vaccinated and recovered persons are exempt from both quarantine and testing obligations.

However, high-risk areas remain the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, French Guiana, French Polynesia and, most recently, New Caledonia. These regions still have very high corona infection rates.

Slovenia pays tribute to rising Covid-19 cases

The EU country Slovenia, on the other hand, with currently 324 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, is newly classified as a high-risk area. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or has not recovered and enters the country from there must be quarantined for ten days from Sunday. Exemption is possible after five days at the earliest with a negative test. Slovenia currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This means that the small Balkan country is now the only EU member to be fully classified as a high-risk area. Partial warnings are in place for Ireland, France and the Netherlands (overseas only). In Europe, Albania, the UK, Serbia, Turkey, Russia, northern Macedonia, Montenegro, parts of Norway, Moldova, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina are also considered high-risk areas.

Bad news for Ethiopia, Burundi and Grenadines

Other new high-risk areas are Ethiopia and Burundi in Africa, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean.

Countries and regions with a particularly high risk of infection are classified as high-risk areas. However, it is not only the number of infections that is decisive. Other criteria are the speed of the spread of the virus and the burden on the health system.


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