Germany pulls Vietnam from high Covid risk list

By Hoang Phong   March 2, 2022 | 11:31 pm PT
Germany pulls Vietnam from high Covid risk list
Shoppers wear mask and fill Cologne's main shopping street in Cologne, Germany, December, 2020. Photo by Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay
Germany has removed 60 countries and territories from its list of high-risk Covid areas, including Vietnam ‘based on the spread of the Omicron variant.’

"With the widespread occurrence of the Omicron variant, the probability of this variant to have a severe course is shown to be less compared to the previous prevalent variants, therefore, no areas will be considered as high-risk areas," the German public health institution Robert Koch Institute stated.

Starting from Thursday, tourists from Vietnam arriving in Germany would be exempt from 10-day home quarantine and skip online medical declaration.

However, all travelers aged 12 or over must present a negative test result or certificates proving they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid.

Germany added Vietnam to its high-risk Covid list of countries and territories in August last year.

As many as 78.9 percent of Vietnam’s 98-million population have received two vaccine doses.

In the latest wave that hit the country in late April, Vietnam has recorded over 3.63 million cases and 40,000 deaths.

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