- NET Web Desk
Germany is lifting the entry ban on travelers from 5 countries, worst hit by the ‘Delta’ variant of COVID-19 from Wednesday, July 7.
The countries listed are – Nepal, India, UK, Russia, and Portugal.
“From tomorrow, Germany is removing the entry ban and easing travel rules for five countries where Delta variant is widespread, including India,” – tweeted by the German ambassador to India, Walter J Lindner.
Germany’s National Disease Control Centre, The Robert Koch Institute asserted that the virus variant countries would now be reclassified as “high-incidence areas”.
Visitors who are fully vaccinated will also not be required to quarantine.
The quarantine period can be shortened to five days if they test negative for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, eleven countries will now remain in Germany’s “virus variant area”: Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Uruguay.