Media report: All of Spain must become a corona risk area | free press


Due to the increasing number of infections in Spain, the federal government apparently wants to tighten up the risk assessment for the holiday country again. So far, Mallora, among others, has not been considered a risk area.

Berlin (dpa) – According to a media report, the federal government wants to classify all of Spain as a corona risk area.

As the Funke media group reported, citing government circles, Cyprus should also be declared a high-incidence area and put in place a quarantine requirement for those returning to travel who have not been vaccinated or recovered.

The Robert Koch Institute publishes the federal government’s new corona classifications for foreign countries every Friday. The final decision of the responsible ministries of Health, Interior and Foreign Affairs is usually taken shortly in advance.

Dramatically increasing numbers in Spain

In Spain, the number of infections had risen dramatically in recent weeks. To date, however, only 6 of the 17 Spanish regions – including the holiday regions of Catalonia and Andalusia – as well as the Ceuta exclave in North Africa are considered to be at risk. The Balearic Islands with the popular holiday island of Mallorca and the Canary Islands are not yet included.

Countries and regions where the new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days (incidence of seven days) are above 50 are classified as risk areas. It is the lowest of three risk levels. Such a classification has no practical consequences for holidaymakers when traveling by air. In that case, they must submit a negative test result, a vaccination or recovery certificate before departure and then not be quarantined upon arrival in Germany.

It’s different with the high incidence areas, the average risk level. Anyone returning from such a region who has not been fully vaccinated or recovered must quarantine for ten days, but can shorten it after five days with a negative test.

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