Attention, travel warning !: Greek islands soon to be high-risk areas: Which vacationers are now threatened with quarantine
The corona numbers are increasing in Greece. The federal government is now classifying popular holiday islands as high-risk areas. At the same time, the Canary Islands and Catalonia with the tourist metropolis Barcelona and the beaches of the Costa Brava are removed from the list of high-risk areas. FOCUS Online says what that means for vacationers now.
Industry experts expected it, now it’s official! The Greek holiday islands of Crete and the Greek islands in the southern Aegean are risk areas. Specifically, these are the popular holiday islands of Kos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Rhodes.
The Irish regions of Border and West, Kosovo and North Macedonia are also high-risk areas from Tuesday (0:00 a.m.).
The following applies to all German citizens and those coming from these holiday destinations: All travelers must register and the fill in the so-called “entry registration”.
Anyone who comes unvaccinated from these holiday areas in Germany must present a rapid antigen test and be in quarantine for at least five days.
Vaccinated persons must present their vaccination certificates on departure and arrival in Germany. Those who have recovered, in turn, need their positive test result, from which a recovery proceeds.
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How long do unvaccinated people have to be in quarantine?
Returnees must self-isolate for at least five days. Working, shopping or receiving visitors is not allowed, as is leaving the house.
At the request of the federal government, returnees must drive home directly from the motorway or the airport and initially stay there for at least five days. From the fifth day onwards, the isolation can be terminated with a negative antigen rapid test. If there is no test, those affected have to be in quarantine for ten days.
What applies to children
The test obligation applies to children from 12 years of age who have not been vaccinated or have recovered. The quarantine requirement also applies to children under the age of 12. However, it ends automatically after the fifth day of entry. The rule also applies if the parents are vaccinated.
- Case study: Silke and Bernd are both vaccinated and are traveling to Stuttgart with their 14-year-old, unvaccinated and un-recovered daughter Maria from Crete. You must fill out the entry form upon departure. Daughter Maria has to be in quarantine, the parents not.
Which countries are also considered to be high risk areas?
In addition to Greece, Kosovo, the Irish regions Border and West and North Macedonia, there is also a quarantine obligation for unvaccinated people in Georgia, Great Britain, France, Israel, Montenegro, the Portuguese towns of Algarve and Lisbon, Turkey and Cyprus.
These and other countries which you can see here, have been declared high-risk areas in view of the increasing number of infections.
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