Mandatory Covid-19 test for people returning from risk areas

There is a high risk of infection with the coronavirus in many countries. To stop the spreading of the virus, the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, has ordered a mandatory test for all people returning from high risk areas. Everyone returning from their vacation who does not have a negative test result from shortly before departure, can get tested free of charge for three days after their return. In Baden-Württemberg, it is possible to get tested in the test centre located at the three airports Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Baden-Airpark, or at Stuttgart Central Station. If one prefers to get tested at their general practitioner’s practice, do so within 72 hours (remember to make an appointment beforehand). It is mandatory to go into quarantine until the test result has arrived. If the result is positive, it is mandatory to stay in quarantine for two weeks. About 130 countries are currently considered to be risk areas – including Afghanistan, many Balkan States, Spain, Turkey, Gambia and the USA.

Current information for travellers can be found under (English available):

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html Aktuelle

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 17.08.2020

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