05.Feb .2022 13:30

Germany Adds Armenia and Azerbaijan to High-Risk List

Germany Adds Armenia and Azerbaijan to High-Risk List
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The German authorities have announced that travellers from another three countries will now be subject to stricter entry rules as they have been added to the high-risk list.

According to the latest update published by the German agency responsible for disease prevention and control, Robert Koch Institute, starting from February 6, the high-risk list will include the following three countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Palestinian Territories.

In line with Germany’s current entry rules, all persons who enter its territory from one of the three areas listed above, as well as any other country that is already part of the high-risk list, are required to register their entry at einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with them.

In addition, travellers from high-risk areas must present proof of recovery or proof of vaccination to be permitted entry to the country, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Except for that, travellers from high-risk areas are also required to follow a ten-day quarantine requirement.

However, RKI has explained that the quarantine period can be ended at the time travellers update their proof of recovery or recovery at einreiseanmeldung.de.

This means that as soon a traveller from a high-risk area uploads proof of vaccination or recovery to the website, they will no longer be subject to the self-isolation rule, thus, suggesting that only unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers from high-risk areas must stay self-isolated when reaching Germany.

Still, unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers can end their quarantine earlier by presenting a negative test taken on or after the fifth day.

On the other hand, the German authorities have announced that starting from February 6, 32 countries will no longer be part of the high-risk list. The countries that will be removed from the high-risk list are as follows: Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Cameroon, Comoros, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo, Chad and the Central African Republic.

The decision to remove the above-listed countries from the high-risk list means that travellers from these areas can now enter Germany under facilitated entry rules.

All persons who plan on travelling to Germany should note that the country has imposed new rules on the vaccination certificates. Germany now recognises vaccination certificates only if the document proves that the last vaccine dose has been taken within the last 270 days.