Germany adds parts of Romania, Bulgaria to list of COVID risk areas

Germany adds parts of Romania, Bulgaria to list of COVID risk areas

Germany has declared certain regions in Romania and Bulgaria as risk areas after an increase in coronavirus infections there, as Europe struggles to control an uptick in cases during the summer season.

Germany’s foreign ministry late on Friday issued a warning against travelling to the Romanian regions of Arges, Bihor, Buzau, Neamt, Ialomita, Mehedinti and Timis as well as to Bulgaria’s Blagoevgrad, Dobritsch and Varna regions.

Travellers entering Germany from those areas of Romania and Bulgaria, which are both members of the European Union, will face mandatory coronavirus tests. If they test positive, they will then face a two-week quarantine, Reuters reported.

Germany has designated about 130 countries as high-risk, including Turkey, Egypt and the United States.

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