German authorities have announced that from Sunday, October 31, travelers from Slovakia will be subject to strict entry rules as the country has been placed on a high-risk list.
According to an announcement by the German research body responsible for disease prevention and control, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Slovakia has been placed on the high-risk list after more than 100 cases of COVID-19 were identified per 100,000 inhabitants. During the past seven days.
Based on data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Slovakia recorded 4,981 new cases of COVID-19 and only 20 deaths in the past 24 hours, TheSchengen.com reports.
Accordingly, in line with current rules in Germany, travelers arriving in the country from Slovakia or any other region currently on the high risk list must fill out a digital entry form on einreiseanmeldung.de, and carry the confirmation received with them when they enter Germany.
Furthermore, travelers from Slovakia are now required to stay isolated for ten days upon arrival in Germany.
However, the authorities have made it clear that those with a vaccination certificate indicating vaccination with one of the recognized vaccines in Germany or a recovery certificate proving that its holder has recovered from the virus in the past six months can end the quarantine period prematurely.
“Vaccinated and recovered persons can finish quarantine from the time proof of vaccination or recovery is sent through the entry gate. If dispatch is made prior to entry (strongly recommended), then no quarantine is required,” the authorities highlighted.
Non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from Slovakia can end quarantine early, but not immediately. The quarantine period for this group of travelers is only possible if they submit a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken no later than five days after entry. During this period, they should remain isolated from themselves.
At the same time, in the latest update, the RKI removed Israel and the Palestinian territories from the high-risk list. This means that travelers from the two countries can now enter Germany without being subject to strict entry rules that apply to those designated as high-risk areas. However, everyone still has to fill out the registration form and submit one of the certificates.
Previously, TheSchengen.com reported that more than 70 countries worldwide remain part of the high risk in Germany, part of which are Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, among others.
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