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Germany Takes 5 Greek Regions Off Covid-19 Travel Risk List

Photo source: @berlinairport

Photo source: @berlinairport

Germany recently updated its travel advice and has taken five Greek regions off its Covid-19 travel risk list, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.

According to the RKI, the regions of Mount Athos, the North Aegean, East Macedonia and Thrace as well as the Peloponnese are no longer considered risk areas. The rest of Greece remains on Germany’s “simple risk area” list.

Other regions removed from Germany’s travel risk list include regions in Portugal, Norway, Croatia and Switzerland. Countries that were taken off the risk list include Austria, Cyprus, Serbia and the United States.

The decision takes effect on Sunday June 13.

The classification as a risk area is based on a joint analysis and decision by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs.

People arriving to Germany by plane must, regardless of whether they have stayed in a risk area, present the carrier with a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery before departure.

People who have been in a risk area in the last 10 days before entering Germany must observe certain rules, which can be found here.

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