Senate approves changes to quarantine regulations for travellers

Senate approves changes to quarantine regulations for travellers

The Berlin Senate passed the eleventh amendment to the Infection Protection Ordinance on Tuesday (November 3, 2020). In the future, changed quarantine regulations will apply to persons entering the country from risk areas.

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Travelers from so-called risk areas must be quarantined for ten days, not least for 14 days. In addition, the quarantine obligation can be prematurely terminated from Saturday onwards after five days at the earliest if a corona test carried out at that time is negative. Up to now, travellers from risk areas could immediately end the quarantine by submitting a negative test.
In order to relieve the health authorities, most Berliners are obliged in certain cases to go into quarantine independently and without additional request by the responsible health authority. Corresponding general orders have been issued in all Berlin districts except Spandau in recent weeks. The basic quarantine obligation applies to positively tested Covid-19 patients, Category 1 contact persons and persons with typical corona symptoms for whom a test has been ordered.

Last edited: Wednesday, 4. November 2020 09:13 Uhr

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