Germany has updated the list of risk areas. Vâlcea enters, and Ialomița, Mehedinți and Timiș leave.
Following the clarifications of 12 August 2020, concerning the modification of the conditions for entry into the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that, today, 20 August 2020, the authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany updated the list of "risk areas" in Romania, with entry into force today, August 20, 2020.
As a result of this update, Vâlcea County was included on the list of “risk areas”, and the counties Ialomița, Mehedinți and Timiș were withdrawn from this category.
Bucharest and 15 counties in Romania, on the list of risk areas of Germany
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that at this time, taking into account these latest decisions of the German authorities, along with Bucharest, 15 counties in Romania are on the list of “risk areas”: Argeș, Bacău, Bihor, Brăila, Brașov, Buzău, Dâmbovița, Galați, Gorj, Ilfov, Neamț, Prahova, Vaslui, Vâlcea, Vrancea.
People entering the Federal Republic of Germany from risk areas are required to complete a "Landing form" Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
According to information publicly provided by the German authorities, all persons, regardless of nationality, who enter the Federal Republic of Germany after being in one of the "risk areas" are required to self-isolate at home for a period of 14 days.
Do not isolate yourself if you take a test for COVID-19
There are two exceptions to this obligation. The first exception applies to persons presenting a test for COVID -19 with a negative result performed no later than 48 hours before entry into Germany., by a medical certificate translated into German or English.
The second exception applies to persons who can take the test within 72 hours of arrival in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany., with the obligation to strictly observe self-isolation at home until the communication of the negative test result. The test can be performed free of charge directly at the airport, at the family doctor or at the local health authorities, more information can be obtained on the dedicated telephone line 116 117.
If the person concerned has specific symptoms of COVID-19, the exceptions set out above do not apply. In this case, it becomes mandatory to complete the period of self-isolation even if it presents the negative test performed no later than 48 hours before entry into the Federal Republic of Germany or if it is performed within 72 hours of entry into German territory and the result is negative.
The mere transit through German territory is not conditional on the above-mentioned obligations
The mere transit through German territory is not conditional on the above-mentioned obligations. During transit, it is necessary to avoid any close contact with other people and to observe specific protection measures (social distance, hygiene, mask), being allowed short stops for food or fuel, but not those of tourism, visits and so on. a ..
In the event of non-compliance with testing obligations, compliance with the self-isolation measure or transit conditions, the German authorities may impose penalties of up to EUR 25.000.