Two of the countries whose residents have faced some of the toughest travel restrictions since the start of 2021 – Brazil and South Africa – have finally been removed from Germany’s list of high-risk areas.
In an announcement by the Robert Koch Institute, a German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention located in Berlin and Wernigerode, the same indicated Brazil and South Africa had been removed from the high-risk list, along with Bangladesh, Botswana, Eswatini, India, Ireland, Western Region, Lesotho and Malawi. Nepal, the Portuguese Algarve, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Cyprus.
The decision means that travelers from these countries who arrive in Germany are no longer subject to strict entry requirements, in particular those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 with one of the vaccines accepted as evidence of immunity, as well as those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. He recovered from the virus in the last 180 days, subjecting himself to stricter entry restrictions than those who were vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
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Travelers who have been vaccinated and retrieved from these countries no longer need the purpose of entry, they can travel to Germany even for tourism purposes now.
The decision takes effect today, September 19, TheSchengen.com reports.
At the same time, the RKI has added the following countries and regions to its high-risk list, which means travelers from the same region will have to quarantine upon arrival for ten days, which can end for those with proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19:
Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Barbados Belize Guyana Republic of Moldova Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
South Africa and Brazil are both listed as different virus regions as of this summer. While South Africa was removed from this category in the first week of August, Brazil, on the other hand, was removed from the list later on August 22.
The ban has caused a lot of hardships for thousands of students and workers, who were due to start their new lives in Germany this year, which TheSchengen.com has been constantly talking about.
According to the World Health Organization, since the beginning of the epidemic, Brazil, a country of 211 million people, has recorded 2,103,4,610 cases of COVID-19, including 14,780 cases in the past 24 hours.
While South Africa, with a population of 58.56 million, reported 4,214 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of coronavirus cases detected since the beginning of the epidemic to 2,873,415.