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Germany Removes Brazil From List of Virus Variant Areas, Facilitates Entry Restrictions for Brazilians

From Sunday, August 22, Brazilians with a valid German visa will finally be eligible to travel to Germany, including work visa holders here and student visa holders, after the authorities no longer consider Brazil a changing region of the virus but a high-risk region.

The Robert Koch Institute, a German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, has removed Brazil and Uruguay from its list of virus variant regions, meaning that arrivals from these countries are now subject to concessional entry rules.

From Sunday, Brazilian travelers arriving in Germany from their home country are required to follow the steps listed below:

Register online at and carry the confirmation with them When entering the country, carry evidence of negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination or recovery, which must be uploaded to during registration for a ten-day quarantine in Germany if no submission has been made. No evidence of vaccination, testing or cure

“Isolation can be terminated in each case from the time a negative test result is submitted. If you have spent time in a high-risk area prior to entry, the relevant test may not be taken up to five days prior to entry,” the German authorities explain.

Previously, as Brazil was considered a changing region for viruses, travelers who were allowed to enter Germany from Brazil were forced to quarantine for two weeks, without the possibility of ending the isolation period prematurely.

Currently, there are no countries included in the category of virus variant regions in Germany, after the rest of the countries on this list were removed on 1 August previously, which were Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

By updating the list of high-risk areas, RKI has added several more countries to the list, including some countries of the European Union, as follows:

Dominica Greece – Crete and Southern Aegean regions Ireland – Western border regions, Kosovo and North Macedonia

For the regions of Crete and the southern Aegean in Greece, the decision becomes effective from Tuesday 24 August.

At the same time, Andorra and Spain’s autonomous communities of Asturias, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia and Valencia, as well as the Canary Islands, were removed from the list of high-risk areas.

The decision regarding the above-mentioned territories in Spain follows a recommendation from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to ease entry restrictions for those coming from Spain after the majority of Spanish territories turned from dark red to red in the maps published by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control Weekly. .

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