Germany removes Spain from its list of high-risk Covid destinations

GERMANY removes Spain from its list of high-risk Covid destinations, which means travellers no longer have to quarantine on arrival

Germany’s government has announced today, Friday, August 27, that Spain and Chile, as well as the Portuguese region of Lisbon, will no longer be considered as high-risk areas for Covid-19 as of this coming Sunday, August 29.

Data to establish which countries Germany class as safe or not, is generated by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for Virology, which has communicated these changes by publishing the weekly update today of the list of areas at risk from the pandemic.

As Germany removes Spain from this list, even though travellers are coming from a ‘safe’ destination, they must still continue to present a negative test, a vaccination certificate, or, an accreditation of having overcome the disease, while people from twelve years of age who enter Germany from Spain will no longer have to undergo the ten days of quarantine that was mandatory currently, a period which could be reduced to five with a negative test.

Unimmunized minors under twelve years of age, who could enter the country without a negative test, are thus also free from quarantine, which, unlike adolescents and adults, means they could leave five days after arrival in the country from a high-risk region without any need for a test, as reported by


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Chris King

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