BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Due to the increasing number of infections, the federal government has classified all of Sweden and all of Canada as corona risk areas from Sunday. In addition, regions in Greece, Great Britain, Norway, Latvia, Estonia and a French overseas region were placed on the risk list maintained by the Robert Koch Institute on Friday. On the other hand, a region in Finland was deleted again. The Scandinavian country is the only one in Europe without a risk area.
The classification as a risk area and the automatically associated travel warnings from the Foreign Office do not mean a travel ban, but should have the greatest possible deterrent effect on tourists. The good thing for holidaymakers: You can cancel trips that have already been booked if your destination is declared a risk area. The bad: those returning from the risk areas currently have to be in quarantine for up to 10 days, but can be exempted from it prematurely by a negative test from the fifth day after entry.
The classification as a risk area occurs when a country or a region exceeds the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. A large part of Germany is also a risk area according to these criteria.
In Greece, the Peloponnese and, for the first time, part of the Greek islands in the gis were added: Chios, Ikaria, Lesbos, Limnos and Samos. However, no travel warning has yet been issued for five of the 13 Greek regions: Central Greece, West Greece, the Ionian Islands with Corfu, Crete and southern Gis. In Great Britain, the Channel Island Jersey was added./mfi/DP/mis