The Federal Foreign Office has issued travel warnings for numerous regions in Europe due to the corona pandemic. The y are updated regularly. Recently, the AA has also warned against traveling to areas with particularly high weekly incidences and to regions in which certain variants of the coronavirus are common.
The y affect the following countries and regions:
According to the RKI, the whole of the Netherlands (including the autonomous countries) is a risk area. All of Belgium and Luxembourg are now (again) risk areas.
The French overseas territories of French Guiana, French Polynesia, St. Martin, Mayotte and Saint-Barthélemy are also considered risk areas.
Austria and Hungary
The RKI identifies all of Austria as a risk area with the exception of the communities Jungholz and Mittelberg / Kleinwalsertal. In Hungary, the entire country has now been declared a corona risk area.
The Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to all of Switzerland.
Great Britain and Ireland
The whole of Ireland is also a risk area.
Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar
The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which borders Spain, is also on the list. In Portugal, the entire country is now considered a risk area, as is the autonomous Azores.
The whole of Italy is now also considered a risk area. This also applies to the Vatican.
Czech Republic and Slovakia
The whole of the Czech Republic and Slovakia are virus variant areas.
Slovenia and Croatia
Croatia is now considered a risk area without exceptions. It is the same in neighboring Slovenia.
Turkey and Greece
The following regions are currently considered to be risk areas in Greece: Attica, Central Macedonia, Central Greece and West Greece.
Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway
The island of Greenland and the Midtjylland region are excluded. All of Sweden is now also classified as a risk area. In Norway, the provinces of Oslo, Vike, Innlandet, Rogaland, Trondelag and Vestfold og Telemark are classified as risk areas. In Finland, the regions of Central Finland, Österbotten, Varsinais-Suomi and Uusimaa are considered risk areas, including the city of Helsinki.
Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria
The whole of Romania is classified as a risk area. This also applies to the neighboring country, the Republic of Moldova. Bulgaria is also completely a risk area.
Poland and the Baltic States
We warn against traveling to all of Poland. This also applies to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Risk areas in the rest of the world
A general travel warning for around 160 non-European countries expired at the end of September. After a decision by the Federal Cabinet, the corona infection situation is now again being assessed individually for each country. In addition, a travel warning automatically applies to risk areas identified by the RKI.
Risk areas and travel warnings
The list of risk areas is published by the Robert Koch Institute after consultation with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. According to the RKI, a two-stage assessment applies: First of all, it is determined in which states or regions more than 50 newly infected people per 100,000 inhabitants were registered in the past seven days.
For regions in which this threshold value is not reached, the RKI uses information from the Federal Foreign Office to assess whether there is still an increased risk of infection. Among other things, the test capacities and tests carried out, containment measures and the reliability of the information for certain states play a role.
In addition to regions with particularly high numbers of cases and other factors that increase the risk of infection on site, the RKI now also classifies regions in which certain virus variants have spread as risk areas. Particularly strict test requirements apply to entries from these areas.
The virus variant areas are currently Slovakia, the Czech Republic, in
Austria, the state of Tyrol (with the exception of the political district of Lienz, the municipality of Jungholz and the Riss valley in the municipality of Vomp and Eben am Achensee), Botswana, Portugal, Brazil, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland and South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi , Lesotho and Eswatini.
High incidence areas
In January, the federal government also classified more than 20 states as high-incidence areas for the first time. This usually includes states with a weekly incidence of over 200 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The se countries currently include Afghanistan, Egypt, Albania, Andorra, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain, Estonia, Ecuador, Iran, Israel, Colombia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, North Macedonia, the Palestinian Territories , Panama, Seychelles, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain including the Canary Islands, Syria, the Czech Republic, the USA and the United Arab Emirates.
Stricter entry regulations for countries in the new categories
Stricter entry rules apply to high-incidence and virus variant areas. A corona test must be carried out before you enter Germany from these countries. Those returning from risk areas must present a negative corona test no later than 48 hours after arrival.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. In view of the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Current developments: Figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 20)
+ Interjection from the editorial staff: How to deal with numbers in the corona pandemic (as of February 17)
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of February 17)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)
Test and protection
The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who later? (As of: February 17th)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: 02/17)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning:
The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)
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