The German government has designated Turkey, along with the United States and Israel, as high-risk countries, triggering a 10-day quarantine requirement for those who are unvaccinated, the FUNKE media group reported on Aug. 13, citing government sources.
Montenegro and Vietnam are also affected by the upgrade, while Portugal has been downgraded and is no longer a high-risk area, with the exception of Lisbon and the Algarve, Funke said.
The upgrade will take effect on Aug. 15, except in the case of Turkey when it will come into force on Aug. 17 night given the large number of people in Germany with a Turkish background, Funke said, citing government sources.
Travelers from high-risk countries must go into quarantine for ten days unless they can show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. Self-isolation can be ended after five days at the earliest with a negative test.