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Holiday at Pentecost possible? New assessment for Malta and the Algarve from Sunday


Malta and the Portuguese region of Algarve are two popular vacation destinations. From Sunday they are officially no longer considered to be corona risk areas.

Malta and the Portuguese region of Algarve are two popular vacation destinations.

From Sunday they are officially no longer considered to be corona risk areas.

Berlin - A large part of the European countries is currently considered to be a corona risk area in Germany.

Only a few classic holiday regions have so far been removed from the risk list.

These include, above all, Mallorca, but also the other Balearic Islands and the coastal regions of Murcia and Valencia on the Spanish mainland.

As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday (May 7), two other popular travel destinations will be removed from the list of corona risk areas from Sunday (May 9).

Classification as a corona risk area: Entrants have to be in quarantine for ten days

"The classification as a risk area is based on a joint analysis and decision by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs," says the RKI website.

Corona risk areas are currently countries and areas that have a 7-day incidence of 50 or more - currently most of Europe.

Travelers from these regions have to be in quarantine for ten days after arriving in Germany.

This can be shortened to five days with a negative corona test.

With a new ordinance coming into force in the next few days, exceptions will also apply for those who have been fully vaccinated and those who have recovered.

Corona risk area: Changes from Sunday - Holidays in Malta possible

From next Sunday, these entry regulations will no longer apply to travelers from Malta and the Portuguese region of Algarve.

Due to the currently sharply decreasing number of infections, the two popular holiday areas are being removed from the list of corona risk areas.

So can Germans go on holiday to these regions as early as Pentecost?

German tourists are allowed to enter Malta if they can show a negative PCR test on arrival that is not older than 72 hours.

Hotels are allowed to open and accommodate tourists, but there are restrictions in some facilities.

For example, swimming areas and playgrounds are often closed.

Due to the lack of guests, many accommodations have postponed their opening for the time being.

Corona: Algarve no longer a risk area - entry ban for German tourists

For the Portuguese holiday region of the Algarve, the effects of the decision are initially even smaller.

German tourists are banned from entering Germany due to the continued high number of infections in Germany.

After the country developed from a chilling example to a Corona model student, strict entry rules were introduced in Portugal.

The Lisbon government does not currently allow tourist travel from countries with a 14-day incidence above 150.

According to the EU health authority ECDC, this value is currently around 327 in Germany.


As of Sunday, the Portuguese region of Algarve will no longer be a corona risk area.

However, there is an entry ban for German tourists.

(Archive image)

© Matthias Balk / dpa

As of Sunday, a few other changes will come into effect in addition to those already mentioned.

For example, neighboring Poland, Hungary, Montenegro and Armenia are downgraded from high incidence to risk areas.

Albania, a total of three regions in Finland and Norway and the British Falkland Islands off the Argentine coast will no longer be corona risk areas from Sunday.

(ph / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © Matthias Balk / dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-05-09

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