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Travel bans from India, the United Kingdom, and Russia have been lifted in Germany.

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The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national disease control center

Because of the spread of the more infectious delta virus strain, Germany is loosening stringent restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom, Portugal, and a few other nations.

The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national disease control center, said late Monday that the United Kingdom, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal will be removed from the country’s highest danger category of “viral variant regions” as of Wednesday. They’ll be relegated to the second-highest level of “high-incidence regions.”

Since May 23, the United Kingdom has been in the highest coronavirus risk category, which was joined last Tuesday by Russia and Portugal, one of Germany’s European Union allies.

, said late Monday that the United Kingdom, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal will be removed from the country’s highest danger category of “viral variant regions” as of Wednesday. They’ll be relegated to the second-highest level of “high-incidence regions.”

Airlines and others are mostly prohibited from transferring German nationals and residents from “virus variant regions,” and those who arrive must stay at home for 14 days in quarantine.

Those traveling from “high-incidence areas,” on the other hand, can avoid quarantine provided they can show they are completely vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Others can shorten the 10-day quarantine period by testing negative after only five days. There are no longer any restrictions on transportation.

The designations will be reassessed when the proportion of illnesses caused by the delta form in Germany grows, according to officials. Despite the low total case counts, delta is now thought to be the source of more than half of new cases.

 

 

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