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Andalucía finally comes off Germany's high-risk coronavirus travel list

German tourists on the Costa del Sol. File photograph.
German tourists on the Costa del Sol. File photograph. / SUR
  • The Berlin Government has lifted the warning across the whole of Spain and travellers returning home will no longer have to quarantine or present a negative coronavirus test upon entry

The whole of Spain, including Andalucía - at last, will no longer be on Germany's list of high-risk areas for Covid-19 of Sunday, according to a report from the Robert Koch Institute, responsible for the control and prevention of diseases in the country.

This means that travellers returning to the European country from Spain will no longer have to quarantine or present a negative coronavirus test upon entry.

The RKI decision takes into account the Covid indicators of each autonomous region in Spain and a week ago the Berlin Government relaxed the measure to only five Spanish regions (the Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, the Valencian region and the Canary Islands), leaving Andalucía out.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, high-risk areas are regions where the cumulative incidence "considerably exceeds" 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, or where "a high risk of infection by Covid-19 is assumed," according to the weekly reports published by the institute.

In Spain as a whole, the cumulative incidence at seven days does not exceed 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in most regions, such as Madrid, the Balearic Islands or Catalonia.

Germany is the second most important market for Spanish tourism, only behind the United Kingdom.