Quarantine obligation for risk areas from November 8

As of November 8, the new quarantine obligation for returnees from foreign corona risk areas will apply. This was announced by government spokesman Steffen Seibert this Wednesday.

The new quarantine obligation for returnees from foreign corona risk areas is to apply as of November 8. The details are regulated by a model quarantine regulation, which was passed by the federal cabinet on Wednesday and is intended to be a "common working aid for all countries", as government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday. The concrete implementation is up to the federal states; travelers must observe their respective rules. Originally, the innovations were supposed to come as early as October 15.

"Our common goal is to prevent new outbreaks of infection in Germany by entering Germany," said Seibert. "And that's why we are fundamentally adhering to the obligation that anyone entering Germany from high-risk areas should go into self-isolation.

Immediately quarantined for ten days

According to Seibert, anyone who has stayed in a country or region classified by the Robert Koch Institute as a risk area in the ten days prior to entering the country or region will soon have to go into quarantine for ten days immediately upon their return. In addition, he must report to the public health department. Those who wish to end their self-isolation prematurely can have a coronavirus test done on the fifth day after entry at the earliest. If the result is negative, the obligation to quarantine ends. In any case, the public health office must be informed of the result. If the test is negative, but symptoms of Covid-19 disease appear within ten days, those affected must undergo another test

Currently, travelers from risk areas can avoid quarantine if they bring a negative corona test with them that is not older than 48 hours. Those who do not have it must spend two weeks in quarantine - or repeat the test domestically - and remain isolated until a negative result is obtained.