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Germany extends its travel warning to Madrid and the Basque Country due to the increase in coronavirus cases

August 11, 2020

The German government extended its travel warning to the autonomous communities of Madrid and the Basque Country this Tuesday, as more and more cases of coronavirus have emerged, including Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre.

The Federal Foreign Ministry has explained in detail on its website that in this way it warns against “unnecessary tourist trips” to these places due to the increase in infections and “local closures”.

“Spain has been badly affected by the coronavirus. There are currently new regional sources of infection in Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country and the capital of the Madrid region, with an incidence of more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants every seven days,” he said.

Germany extends its travel warning to Madrid and the Basque Country due to the increase in coronavirus casesGermany extends its travel warning to Madrid and the Basque Country due to the increase in coronavirus cases

With this in mind, he emphasized that this threshold is set by the Robert Koch Institute, the German public reference institution for the coronavirus. “These areas have been declared risk areas.”

Germany announced last week that it will force COVID-19 tests to be carried out from August 8th on all travelers from areas classified as high risk due to the increase in infections and now affecting the autonomous communities on the list Foreign Ministry.

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