Travelers from Vietnam will be able to travel to Germany under facilitated rules, as the latter’s authorities have decided to remove the country from the high-risk list.
Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) decided on March 1, to remove 60 countries and territories around the world, including Vietnam, from its list of countries severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, all passengers entering Germany from Vietnam are no longer subject to the relevant strict regulations.
The RKI states that with the widespread occurrence of the Omicron variant, the chance of a severe course of this variant appears to be smaller compared to the previously occurring variants.
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The high-risk area classification should be reserved for those areas where the spread of a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant with higher virulence (especially disease-causing properties) is particularly high compared to the Omicron variant, it said. This new arrangement will take effect on March 3, 2022 at 00:00.
Vietnam was classified by Germany as one of the risk areas for COVID-19 as of August 15 last year, according to a report by Vietnam News Agency. Accordingly, passengers from Vietnam entering Germany were requested to test for SARS-CoV-2 by the RT-PCR method prior to their flight, submit an online health declaration and go into quarantine for 10 days after their entry.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 98,762 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, including 19 imported cases, Vietnam’s health ministry reported.
As of February 28, the country had so far injected more than 194.97 million doses of vaccines, with more than 67.456 million people over the age of 18 and 8.15 million children aged 12-17 having received two injections, while more than 39.98 million booster injections and third injections had been administered. administered.