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Germany plans to replace coronavirus tests of travelers with quarantines

August 26, 2020

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has announced a new strategy to prevent the entry of travelers infected with coronavirus, which consists of not doing tests on arrival in general, but increasing quarantines to reduce the heavy burden of performing tests .

“In such a dynamic and large-scale situation, the strategy always includes the development of specific measures that adapt to different situations,” explained Spahn, whose vision is also shared by those responsible for health in different countries.

Authorities want to end general free testing for those returning from the risk areas – including most of Spain except the Canary Islands – and instead being isolated and unable to go to the US less to five days later if they test negative to have.

Germany plans to replace coronavirus tests of travelers with quarantinesGermany plans to replace coronavirus tests of travelers with quarantines

Previously, travelers also had the option to bypass this quarantine by presenting the negative result of a test carried out in the 48 hours prior to travel.

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