All of Italy is Considered a Risk Area by the Federal Government
The time has come – all of Italy is considered a risk area by the federal government. Above all, this has consequences for all those who are now gripped by the desire to travel. Significantly since another popular holiday area on the Atlantic is also affected.
Due to the dramatically increasing number of infections, the federal government classifies Italy as a corona risk area from Sunday. The entire Portuguese mainland, almost all of Sweden and Denmark, except for the islands of Greenland and Faroe Islands, were placed on the risk list maintained by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). The whole of northern Greece and the province around Athens and individual regions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Norway, are also included. There is no longer any country in Europe without a risk area. Except for two small communities in Austria, Germany’s entire border area in the nine neighboring countries is now also affected.
The good and bad news
The classification as a risk area and the Federal Foreign Office’s associated travel warnings do not mean a travel ban. Still, they should have the most significant possible deterrent effect on tourists. The good thing for vacationers: You can cancel trips that have already been booked if their destination is declared a risk area. The bad news: Returnees from the risk areas currently have to be in quarantine for up to 14 days but can be freed prematurely with a negative test.
The classification as a risk area occurs when a country or region exceeds the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. A large part of Germany is already a risk area according to these criteria. Italy was only hit very late by the second corona wave, but then the number of infections rose rapidly.
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