A report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), responsible for disease control and prevention in Germany, points out that as of this past Sunday all of Spain is no longer on the list of high-risk countries by Covid-19 for Germany. This decision has been welcomed by the tourism sector of the Balearic Islands, as they are its main issuing market.
Also, Chile and the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, are no longer considered high-risk coronavirus zones for Germany.
This decision means that all travellers returning to Germany from Spain will no longer have to quarantine or present a negative coronavirus test upon entry into the country.
According to the agency, high-risk areas are areas where the cumulative incidence “considerably exceeds” 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. Also, where “a high risk of COVID-19 infection is assumed”, according to weekly reports published by the institute.
The latest data published by the Ministry of Health indicate that 9,489 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Spain. These figures indicate a downward trend from the previous days in the evolution of the pandemic.
The cumulative incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants also drops to 264.13. However, in this Friday’s report, 139 new deaths have been added, compared to 132 last Friday.