German health authorities said that they will subject travelers from Britain to a two-week quarantine, starting from Sunday, due to the outbreak of the Indian mutant from the Coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
The Robert Koch Institute, which is responsible for epidemiological surveillance in the country, said in a recommendation it issued on Friday, and that the German government would automatically act on it, like all other recommendations, that Britain “will classify, as of Sunday, a viral mutated area.”
Under this classification, all travelers coming from Britain will be subject to a mandatory two-week quarantine, which cannot be shortened even if a laboratory examination shows that they are free of the virus.
From Sunday, airlines, trains, and buses will only be permitted to take German citizens or foreigners who reside in Germany permanently to Germany. This decision will significantly reduce travel from Britain to Germany.
Earlier, the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, expressed his “concern” about the epidemiological situation in Britain, stressing the need to “prevent the mutant” from spreading in his country.
Britain is the first European country to re-include Germany in the list of regions where the virus and its mutants are spread. According to S.