Germany has removed Croatia from the ‘red’ list of countries considered high risk concerning the coronavirus, the Robert Koch State Epidemiological Institute announced on Friday night.
Croatia will no longer be officially considered a high-risk area from Sunday at midnight, but as a risk area, the institute said.
This means that passengers from Croatia will not have to undergo a mandatory ten-day quarantine upon arrival in Germany, upon presentation of a negative test for coronavirus. So far, quarantine with a negative test could be terminated after five days.
For those traveling to Germany by plane, a negative test before boarding the flight is still mandatory.
A negative test is not required for people who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus or who have recovered from COVID-19.
However, travellers from Croatia, as well as anyone coming to Germany from a high-risk and risk area, still have to register in advance on the German government’s website.
Apart from Croatia, Slovenia and France also had their risk level reduced on Friday. Most countries in the region of Southeast Europe, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, were declared risky areas last week, instead of high-risk areas.
The Robert Koch Institute declared Britain and Northern Ireland a virus variant region.