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Vietnam no longer on Germany’s list of countries at high Covid risk

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Germany-based Robert Koch Institute (RKI) yesterday, March 1, removed 60 countries and territories, including Vietnam, from the list of destinations at a high risk of Covid-19 transmission.

Those coming to Germany from Vietnam will no longer have to comply with relevant stringent regulations.

The German national public health institute said that as the Omicron variant has become dominant, its probability to worsen the health conditions of Omicron-hit patients is proving to be less serious than previous variants.

This new regulation will take effect from March 3.

However, the classification as a high-risk area will still be reserved for places where there is a high incidence linked to the spread of a coronavirus variant with higher virulence compared to Omicron.

Vietnam was classified by Germany as one of the high Covid risk areas from August 15 last year. Accordingly, those entering Germany from Vietnam had to take a pre-departure Covid PCR test, make an online health declaration, and be quarantined for 10 days after their entry.

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