German authorities identified Britain as one of the most epidemic-prone regions on Saturday due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus,
The Robert Koch National Institute of Public Health said its entry into force on December 20 had significantly tightened entry rules for people coming from the UK.
Britain’s designation as a changing virus region will go into effect at dawn on Monday and the institute says it is expected to remain in effect until January 3, 2022, unless it is extended.
Under the relevant legislation, airlines, railways and shipping companies can, in principle, return only German citizens or persons residing in Germany. from the United Kingdom. All returnees, including those who have been vaccinated and recovered, are subject to a two-week quarantine period, which can be shortened by a negative coronavirus test.
In Britain, the daily number of infected people reached a record with more than 93,000 cases on Friday, and nearly 90,000 people were registered on Saturday. At the same time, the number of coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals is increasing. The omicron variant is also spreading at an alarming rate: 10,059 cases were identified on Saturday, which is three times the data on Friday. There are a total of about 25,000 people in the UK with an omicron virus mutation.
In London, where the omicron variant rather than the delta predominates, Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a health emergency.
The German government also announced on Saturday that France and Denmark are high-risk areas. Norway, Lebanon and Andorra were added to the record on Friday. Migrants from these countries are required to undergo a ten-day quarantine, except for those who have been vaccinated and recover, which can be reduced to five days with a negative virus test. Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Albania, North Macedonia and Moldova were removed from the list of countries with high epidemic risk.
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