Germany mandates 5-day quarantine for unvaccinated travelers from Vietnam

By Hoang Phong   August 11, 2021 | 08:02 pm PT
Germany mandates 5-day quarantine for unvaccinated travelers from Vietnam
Passengers walk through a terminal at Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Ralph Orlowski.
Germany has added Vietnam to its Covid high-risk list of countries and territories unvaccinated visitors from where need to undergo five-day home quarantine on arrival.

The list includes several other Southeast and South Asian countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, and Bangladesh where vaccination rates tend to be lower and which face high risks from the Delta variant of Covid, the German public health institution Robert Koch Institute said.

Unvaccinated visitors coming from there need to furnish a negative PCR test result or quarantine themselves for 10 days instead of five.

To be exempt from quarantine, travelers have to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before flying into Germany with at least one of the vaccines having EU approval and a negative PCR test certificate.

Germany has recorded over 3.8 million infections and 92,000 deaths so far.

Vietnam is currently facing its most challenging Covid outbreak so far, triggered by the Delta variant, which has prompted several countries to ban or impose stricter quarantine measures for travelers from the country.

In the ongoing wave that began in late April, the country has recorded over 237,000 cases.

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