No more quarantine – this applies to German vacationers from Sunday

As of Sunday, all of Spain and the Portuguese capital Lisbon will no longer be considered a high-risk area. The Algarve region in Portugal remains an exception. The reassessment means that unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over no longer have to be in quarantine after their vacation and can enter with a rapid antigen test or their proof of vaccination and recovery.

What applies to travelers who come to Germany from Spain on Sunday?

Since August 1st, there has been an obligation to provide evidence and test in Germany. Holidaymakers must therefore show their negative antigen rapid test or proof of complete vaccination and recovery at random checks at German airports. In addition, Spanish authorities have to check according to these documents from departure.

A travel registration via “Entry registration“is then no longer necessary for travelers from Spain and Lisbon in Portugal.

What applies to travelers who travel from Germany to Spain on Sunday?

The Spanish government declared the whole of Germany to be a risk area.

All holidaymakers aged 12 and over who travel from Germany to Spain are required to test and provide evidence without exception. Travelers in Spain must submit a negative rapid antigen test, a PCR test or their proof of vaccination and recovery to the Spanish authorities and inspectors.

In addition, the digital entry form “Spain Travel Health” must be filled out. The document can be downloaded from the official app Android smartphone owners click here and iPhone owner herer.

Who must continue to quarantine him?

The list of high-risk areas is still long.

As of Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute will classify Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia as high-risk areas. The incidence is rising sharply in all three Caribbean countries.

The Greek islands of Andros, Kalymnos, Karpathos-Kasos, Kea-Kythnos, Kos, Crete, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Syros, Thira and Tinos, Kosovo, the Irish regions Border and West and North Macedonia are considered high-risk areas. The same applies to Georgia, Great Britain, France, Israel, Montenegro, the Portuguese town of Algarve, Turkey and Cyprus. In all of these countries there is an obligation to quarantine unvaccinated persons when entering Germany.

These and other countries which you can see here, have been declared high-risk areas in view of the increasing number of infections.

Unvaccinated German citizens who come from these high-risk areas can interrupt the isolation with a rapid test after five days. The quarantine obligation does not apply to vaccinated and convalescent people.

Before entering from high-risk areas, unvaccinated persons must also fill out a digital entry form (click here). Compliance with the quarantine is checked by the local law enforcement officers and the health authorities.

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