Travel Alert – RKI updates list of coronavirus risk areas – Deutschlandfunk

For almost a year, the Federal Foreign Office has issued a general travel warning for many parts of Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of July 1, it is only effective at incidences of 200 and in areas where dangerous viral variants have spread widely. He is only “disappointed” from unnecessary tourist trips to the so-called low-risk areas. Countries and territories that have a seven-day incidence of more than 50 per 100,000 population are classified as at-risk areas.

The Robert Koch Institute currently ranks European countries and territories as follows:


Netherlands: The overseas territory of Sint Maarten is a risk zone. Belgium and Luxembourg are not currently at risk areas.

France and Andorra

France is no longer considered a risk zone. The overseas regions of RĂ©union, Guyana and Saint-Martin are classified as low-risk areas.

Austria and Hungary

Both countries are no longer risk zones.


Switzerland is also not currently a risk zone.

Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which includes the Isle of Man, all of the Channel Islands and the British Overseas Territory, have been identified as regions of May virus variants in early July. This was justified by the presence of Delta Virus version B.1.617.2 in the United Kingdom. Recently, however, the areas have been downgraded to high incidence areas. In Ireland, the border areas, Dublin and the Middle East are considered easy-risk areas.


Spain, including the Balearics and the Canaries, is valid from 11 July. Like a simple risk zone.


Until early July, Portugal, including the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, was considered a separate virus zone. The country has since been demoted to a high-influence zone.

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Italy is no longer a risk zone.


Malta is no longer considered a risk area.

Czech Republic and Slovakia

The Czech Republic and Slovakia are no longer considered at-risk areas.

Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia

In Croatia, only Zadar County is a moderate risk zone.

Turkey and Greece

Turkey is still considered an easy-risk area. Cyprus is now considered a high-impact area.

Finland, Sweden, Norway,

The provinces of Norrbotten and Vrmland are classified as low-risk areas in Sweden. In Norway, the provinces of Agder and Rogaland are considered vulnerable areas.

Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria

These countries are not currently at risk areas.

Poland and the Baltic States

Poland and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are not currently at risk areas.


Cyprus is now considered a high-impact area.

Risk areas and travel warnings

The list of at-risk areas is published by the Robert Koch Institute in consultation with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the RKI, a two-stage assessment applies: first, it determines which states or territories have registered more than 50 newly infected people per 100,000 population in the past seven days.

For areas where this limit is not met, the RKI uses information from the Federal Foreign Office to assess whether there is still an increased risk of infection. Among other things, testing capabilities and tests performed, the type of virus, containment measures and the reliability of information for some countries play a role.

virus variant region

In addition to particularly high-case areas and other factors that increase the risk of infection at the site, the RKI also classifies areas in which certain viral variants have spread as risk areas. Special requirements apply for admission to these fields.

Regions of viral variants are currently Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Uruguay. You can find the current list here.

high impact areas

In January, the federal government listed more than 20 states as high-impact areas for the first time. This typically includes states with a weekly incidence of more than 200 per 100,000 population. Egypt, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, India, Iran, Colombia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, non-EU countries and regions with high incidence areas are classified as , Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.

Strict entry rules apply to high incidence areas and viral variants.

(Stand : 09.07.2021)

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