Corona Update, July 7, 2021 – Constant changes in classification between virus variant area, high incidence area, risk area

The constantly changing decisions being made by the German federal and state governments to combat the coronavirus mean that many expats, along with everyone else, are faced with having to keep track of current regulations and then acting in accordance with the rules. That is why PROGEDO – the first friend abroad – regularly informs interested parties and customers about current events in Germany relating to Covid-19.

Since there is now a lot of information on the homepage of the German federal government on the subject of coronavirus, we no longer go into detail about all the information. The homepage with full details can be found here, although unfortunately this page is not available in English:

https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/coronavirus-handeln

Constant changes in classification between virus variant area, high incidence area, risk area – long-term planning remains difficult

After Great Britain was classified by the federal government as a virus variant area from 23 May 2021 due to the spread of the Delta variant B.1.617.2 , which is considered particularly infectious, Portugal and the Russian Federation were added on 29 June.

Just one week later, however, everything changed again. As of 7 July, Great Britain, Portugal, the Russian Federation, India and Nepal were downgraded from virus variant areas to high incidence areas. This means that entry from these areas to Germany is possible again under certain conditions. A 14-day general quarantine is no longer necessary, even for those who have recovered and been fully vaccinated. Instead, the quarantine obligation is now 10 days, but can be terminated immediately after the 1st day with proof of vaccination/gene. Or after 5 days with a negative test proof.

However, we stand by our assessment that more and more countries will be declared virus variant areas at short notice in the coming weeks and months.
The current development can be followed here:

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Transport/Archiv_Risikogebiete/Risikogebiete_aktuell_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

The Federal Ministry of Health issues up-to-date Corona information for travellers in several languages: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/einreise-sms-sprachen.html

PROGEDO is happy to support you during the pandemic. For example, we offer special quarantine packages for people entering the country. Find out more here: https://www.relocation.de/en/quarantine-corona-progedo/
PROGEDO will also be happy to inform you about the current situation in each federal state upon request.

Another important notice: We have provided all information to the best of our knowledge and in good conscience. We cannot guarantee completeness, nor are we liable for the content provided here. The facts are simply too complex to make this assurance and there are always adjustments and changes being made. In case of any doubt, please contact us directly or find out more by visiting the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Health in Germany.