October 30, 2020 – On Friday, the German government put all of Croatia on the German red list of epidemiologically risky areas, based on the recommendation of the central epidemiological institute Robert Koch.
As Index.hr reports, so far four Croatian counties – Istria, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, and Primorje-Gorski Kotar – were not on the German red list. On Friday, October 30, 2020, all of Croatian counties were put on the red list and declared risky.
This means that 14-day self-isolation is valid for returnees to Germany from Croatia, which can be avoided by a negative test for coronavirus that is not older than 48 hours. Tests for returnees from high-risk areas are free, but tests from the country of return are also recognized.
Only six days ago, on Saturday, October 24, 2020, the city of Zagreb and four more Croatian counties – Karlovac, Osijek-Baranja, Varaždin, and Bjelovar – were put on Germany’s red list.
As of Friday, Germany has also put Slovenia, Hungary, Cyprus, and Bulgaria on the list of epidemiologically risky countries.
Except for two municipalities, Austria is also on the list, and with the exception of Calabria, all of Italy, too. For the first time, one Greek province is also on the list of risky areas.
A municipality or city with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week is known as a risk area. Meanwhile, most parts of Germany have also been declared risky. In Germany, the ban on the operation of catering facilities and cultural and sports institutions will be in force from Monday, November 2, 2020. Tourist travel within Germany is also prohibited.
Despite the fact that almost all of Europe is a risky area for German citizens, the German government insists on open borders and opposes closure as was the case during the spring lockdown.