People who want to travel to Germany starting Tuesday will face stricter entry restrictions. From then on, the Netherlands is on the German list of high-risk countries when it comes to coronavirus. This is what the Robert Koch Institut, the German counterpart to RIVM.
The adjustment means that travelers from the Netherlands will have to quarantine for five days if they are not fully vaccinated. The same applies to children under six years old.
A full vaccination means that the last shot is at least two weeks ago. Also, evidence of recovery after a corona infection is sufficient to avoid quarantine. A test can be done after the five days of quarantine. If it‘s negative, quarantine is over.
Passing in Germany is excluded, provided that the country is left within 24 hours. And anyone visiting family and travelling back within 72 hours is also excluded.
The entry restrictions were already coming. Countries that have more than 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week are marked high risk area in Germany. In the Netherlands, it’s 360.9. That‘s almost thirty times higher than in Germany. That’s where the contamination value is 13.2, but the one does run out.
The quarantine requirement also applies to children under the age of six, even if there are no vaccinations for children under twelve. For many families, this will mean a line through their holiday plans. Spain and Georgia have also been included in the list of high risk areas.
Spain is the most popular holiday destination for Germans, with Mallorca – Malle the Germans call the island – with a dot at number one. The Netherlands is nine, which is a popular camping destination.
The Deutscher Reiseverband (DRV) is abyssed by the government‘s decision. Spokesperson Kerstin Heiner: “There should not only be more to look at the infection figures. In the meantime, so many people have been vaccinated. It doesn’t say much anymore. The government should focus more on the taxation of healthcare or how sick people really get.”