Germany removes quarantine for vaccinated travellers
Germany has ended many restrictions on people vaccinated against Covid, including some travel limitations. This includes abolishing the requirement of quarantine upon their return to Germany, for any travellers that have been fully vaccinated and are immunized, and also those who have recently overcome the disease and have antigens.
These measures were approved by the German Government on Sunday, May 9th, but there are still certain exceptions, specifically to people who, despite having received the vaccine, come from areas considered "mutational" who must respect a 14-day quarantine.
These are areas or countries in which the new variants of the virus are currently the dominant ones:
The reason why people from these countries should still isolate themselves is because, at the moment, the effectiveness of vaccines and tests against these new strains of coronavirus is unknown.
Currently, the German Government has not clarified whether vaccinated people are also exempt from presenting a diagnostic test upon their return to Germany, since currently this is a requirement that must be met regardless of their origin, which according to FVW, Angela Merkel must clarify it before the end of this week.
To avoid quarantine, People must have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, except for the Janssen vaccine, for which only one injection is necessary. Likewise, 14 days must have elapsed since the inoculation of the second dose.
Additionally, those vaccinated must have a document issued by the medical or vaccination centre that reflects that they have received the two doses, on paper or digitally. The certificate must be in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
In the case of those that have recovered from the virus, they will have the same rights as vaccinated people, as long as they had Covid for at least four weeks and not more than six months ago, since it is calculated that it is the time that the antibodies last.