Germany no longer classifies some regions, including the United States, Canada and Austria, as areas of a high coronavirus risk, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Friday.
The RKI listed 19 countries and regions that are “no longer considered risk areas” thanks to their low coronavirus infection rates.
Countries that have been removed from the travel risk list include Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Kosovo, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and the US.
Some regions in Portugal, Norway, Croatia, Greece and Switzerland are also no longer considered risk regions by Germany.
Travelers entering Germany by plane must provide a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery before their departure, whether or not they spent time in a risk area, the RKI said.
The decision takes effect on June 13.