Germany has updated the list of risk areas. Gorj and Neamț counties were removed from the list.

Germany has updated the list of risk areas. Gorj and Neamț counties were removed from the list.

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On September 2, 2020, Germany updated the list of risk areas. Following the clarifications of August 20, 2020, regarding the change of entry conditions on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany have updated the list of "risk areas" in Romania.

Gorj and Neamț counties have been removed from the list of "risk areas" in Germany.

As a result of this update, Gorj and Neamț counties were removed from the list of "risk areas".

At this time, taking into account these latest decisions of the German authorities, along with Bucharest, 13 counties in Romania are still on the list of "risk areas": Argeș, Bacău, Bihor, Brăila, Brașov, Buzău, Dâmbovița, Galați, Ilfov, Prahova, Vaslui, Vâlcea, Vrancea.

Persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany from risk areas are required to complete a "location form" Public Health Passenger Locator Form (Romanian version).

According to information publicly provided by the German authorities, all persons, regardless of their nationality, who enter the Federal Republic of Germany after being in one of the "risk areas" at any time during the last 14 days before arrival are required to carry out self-isolation. at home or in other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days after arrival.

Get rid of self-isolation with a negative COVID-19 test

There are two exceptions to this obligation. The first exception applies to persons who present a molecular biological 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 which must be kept for at least 14 days after entry.

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.

Free to transit through Germany

Transit through German territory is not subject to 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.

The general rules of conduct, restrictions and relaxation measures decided at the level of each German state can be accessed on federal chancellery page.

Information on the measures taken by the German authorities or the recommendations they address to the public can also be accessed in several languages ​​of international circulation: German, English, French.

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