Germany enlists Spain and Netherlands as high incidence areas
In a new update, Germany on Friday enlisted Spain and Netherlands as high incidence areas. This means that unvaccinated travelers from Spain and Netherlands will have to quarantine for five days. The new restriction is due to a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in Spain and Netherlands.
Spain recorded 624 cases in 14 days while the Netherlands reported 670 cases, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
The move comes at a time when schools are closed for summer breaks, during which people go on family vacations to Spain and Netherlands.
Only 2% of under-18s are fully vaccinated, while half of Germans above 18 years are fully vaccinated.
The said rules will be in effect next Tuesday and do not apply to travelers who had COVID-19 in the past six months.