The German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, was concerned on Tuesday about the situation of the pandemic in Spain and assured not being able to explain the rebound of new cases that that country is registering.
“The situation in Spain worries me”, Spahn acknowledged when questioned about it at a press conference focused on the evolution of the pandemic in Germany.
The minister noted that “there are not many other countries in the European Union that took such harsh measures to control the first wave “of the pandemic, so he avoided arguing why the figures rose again in September in Spain, which is on the list of countries to which the German government recommends not to travel.
The recommendation not to travel to Spain
“I can’t tell what’s up“, he said, adding that it would be necessary to investigate” in depth “the causes that have led to this evolution of the pandemic in Spain, the destination country of millions of German tourists.
Until September 30 The recommendation of the German authorities that they advise against making non-essential or tourist trips abroad remains in force and from that date there will be different travel and safety recommendations for specific countries.
Spain is one of the countries for which it is already in force a specific travel warning, because it is classified as a risk area due to the cumulative number of new infections in the last seven days of more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Quarantine and tests
The current regulations in force in Germany, also in force until September 30, indicate that, in the case of entry from a risk area, you must either present a negative test for Covid-19 or go to your home -u another destination- immediately upon arrival.
There you must remain in isolation (home quarantine) During two weeks, immediately informing the competent health authorities. The result of the negative test required by the German authorities for travelers from a risk area such as Spain must not be older than 48 hours.
Travelers from Spain, such as those arriving in Germany from other risk areas, can undergoThe test before leaving for Germany or when arriving in the country for free, according to the regulations in force until September 30.
Until the result of the test is available, compliance with the quarantine rules is applicable for travelers from Spain and, if the test is positive, it will be necessary to respect a two-week quarantine.