Berlin introduces quarantine obligation for people from German risk areas

Berlin introduces quarantine obligation for people from German risk areas

After other federal states, Berlin is now also reacting to the corona mass eruption in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia.

A smear test for the coronavirus.

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A smear test for the coronavirus.

Travellers from so-called risk areas in Germany have to be quarantined for two weeks if they cannot present a current negative corona test. This means that the quarantine regulation applicable abroad will now be extended to risk regions in Germany, the Senate announced on 26 June 2020.
Until now, the quarantine obligation applied to returnees or arrivals from countries outside the EU and the European Economic Area. The EU state of Sweden is also affected due to a sharp rise in corona infections.

Following an outbreak of corona at the Tönnies meat processing plant in the Gütersloh district, several German states had adopted different restrictions for guests from certain risk areas in the region, including accommodation bans.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 29. June 2020 08:31 Uhr

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