Germany adds Jordan to list of 'high-risk' areas


Published: 2021-12-04 16:52

Last Updated: 2022-01-17 19:38

Germany adds Jordan to list of 'high-risk' areas
Germany adds Jordan to list of 'high-risk' areas

Germany is set to classify countries as ‘high-risk’ areas, starting Sunday, Dec. 5, according to the recommendations issued by the German health agency for disease prevention and control, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Friday.

This came in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Among the ‘high-risk’ countries are Jordan, Poland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Mauritius.

The institute recommended that anyone who arrives in Germany from a high-risk area and has not been vaccinated or fully recovered from the coronavirus must be subjected to quarantine for a period of 10 days and must conduct a PCR test five days after their arrival at the latest.

“If you spent time in a high-risk area prior to entry, the relevant test might not be conducted earlier than five days after entry (test to release possible from day five following entry),” the RKI said.

Thailand, Uzbekistan and the Grenadines in the Caribbean were removed from this list.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has confirmed 6,131,215 cases and 103,487 deaths.