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RKI updates list of corona virus risk areas

The Federal Foreign Office has issued travel warnings for numerous regions in Europe due to the corona epidemic. They are constantly updated. The Federal Foreign Office warns not only to travel to areas with particularly high weekly events, but also to areas where certain types of corona virus are prevalent.

Based on the warnings of the Federal Foreign Office Evaluation by Robert Koch Company, The risk of infection with corona virus is particularly high. They affect the following countries and regions:


According to the RKI, the entire Netherlands, including the Autonomous States and the Caribbean, is considered a high-risk area. Belgium and Luxembourg are all (again) dangerous areas now.


Continental France is considered a dangerous part. In French foreign territories, French Polynesia and Guadeloupe are exceptions. The Moselle sector, which borders the Rhineland-Palatinate and Charland, has been designated a virus-infected area.

Austria and Hungary

RKI identifies the whole of Austria except the Jungols and the Mittelberg / Kleinwall Chertal communities. Tyrolin status is considered part of a viral variant, with some areas being exceptions. The whole country of Hungary is considered to be the most vulnerable area.


The Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling across Switzerland.

Great Britain and Ireland

The whole of the United Kingdom in Great Britain and Northern Ireland is considered a high-risk area – because the virus variant is widespread there. This applies to all foreign territories, the Isle of Man and all the Channel Islands. Dangerous area throughout Ireland.

Spain and Portugal

Portugal is no longer a diverse region and travel restrictions will be lifted from Sunday in large parts of the country. Travel restrictions will be completely lifted for the entire northern part of the country (regions Norde and Centro), including the post office. The Allendez and Azores are no longer considered high-risk areas. However, the southern coast of Algarve, the Atlantic island of Madeira and the capital Lisbon are still considered “normal” risk areas.

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The Spanish mainland, with the exception of the Castile autonomous communities of La Mancha, Valencia, Extremadura, La Rioja and Mursi, and the Canary Islands are considered risk areas. The Balearic Islands, including the island of Mallorca, are no longer considered a high-risk area due to low incidence statistics. This means: Holidays are possible without isolation and without the obligation to check on return.


Italy is considered a high-risk area. This also applies to the Vatican.

Czech Republic and Slovakia

Viral varying regions throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Slovenia and Croatia

Croatia was considered a dangerous part without exception. It is no longer available for the districts of Bezlovor-Pilogora, Istria, Krabina-Zakorje and Poseca-Slavonia. Slovenia is classified as a high incidence region.

Turkey and Greece

Travel to Turkey is not recommended. All of Greece is now considered a risk area.

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway

With the exception of the Faroe Islands and parts of Greenland and the Middle East and North Zealand, Denmark is a dangerous region. The whole of Sweden is classified as a high incidence region. The provinces of Norway, Akter, Oslo and Wieken are high-risk areas. In Finland, areas of Asterbotton, Versinois-Sumomi, Sadakunta Usima and Alland are considered dangerous areas, including the city of Helsinki.

Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria

The whole of Romania is classified as a risk area. This also applies to Bulgaria. The Republic of Moldova is the region with the highest incidence.

Poland and the Baltic states

According to the RKI, Poland and Lithuania are considered high-risk areas, while Estonia and Latvia are considered high-risk areas.

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Dangerous areas in other parts of the world

The general travel alert for about 160 non-European countries expired at the end of September. Following the decision of the Union Cabinet, the corona epidemic situation is now assessed separately for each country. In addition, travel alerts automatically apply to risk areas identified by the RKI.

Danger areas and travel alerts

The Robert Koch Institute publishes a list of risk areas after consultation with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. According to the RKI, a two-phase assessment applies: First, more than 50 newly affected states or regions per 100,000 citizens have been registered in the past seven days.

For areas that do not reach this limit, RKI uses information from the Federal Foreign Office to assess whether the risk of infection is still high. Among other things, the test capabilities and tests carried out play a role in the control measures and the reliability of the information for certain states.

Viral Variations-Part

In addition to areas with a high number of cases and other factors that increase the risk of infection at the site, RKI now classifies areas where certain viral variants have spread as risk areas. Special test requirements apply to entries from these areas.

Areas of viral variation are currently in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Tyrol in Ireland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Austria (see above, with exceptions), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Slovakia, South Africa, and the Czech Republic, and the United States.

Areas with high incidence

In January, the federal government classified more than 20 states for the first time as high-risk areas. It usually has more than 200 states per week per 100,000 population. Egypt, Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia, Ecuador, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Colombia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Palestinian Territories, Serbia, Sebastien, Serbia , Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

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Strict entry rules for countries in the new category

Strict entry rules apply to areas of severe occurrence and virus variation. A corona test must be performed before entering Germany from these countries. Those returning from risk areas should show a negative corona test 48 hours after arrival.

(Status: 12.03.2021)

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