Travelers returning from these French regions will have to undergo a screening test and observe a fortnight until the result is obtained.

After the United Kingdom, which impose a quarantine 14 days for people arriving from France, Germany has placed the Ile-de-France regions, with Paris, and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur in risk zones. In question, the high number of cases of infections with the new coronavirus, announced Monday, August 24 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The ministry warns on its website (in German) against “tourist trips, not essential” to these regions, which means that travelers returning to Germany will have to undergo a drug test and undergo a quarantine until the result is obtained.

The number of new Covid-19 infections in these regions exceeds the ceiling of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, he explains. he also warns against travel “unnecessary tourist” of its nationals in French Guiana and advises against “urgently” stays to other French overseas territories.

Germany is on the alert in the face of a growing second wave threat and Chancellor Angela Merkel last week ruled out any measure to ease current health rules, such as wearing masks on public transport, shops and restaurants.

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Considered a model in its management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, the country is also experiencing a resurgence of new infections, considered to be partly linked to the return of holidaymakers. On Monday, he reported more than 700 new cases in 24 hours, but on average they have well exceeded a thousand in recent weeks.