Germany removes the Canary Islands from the risk list


It should be remembered that people arriving in Germany from a Danger zone they must pass a 10-day quarantine or self-isolation, according to the regulations regulated by the different federal states (Land).

The list of risk areas is drawn up by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for virology in conjunction with the German Ministries of Health, Interior and Foreign Affairs.

Until now, the German authorities kept out of the list of risk areas to Balearic Islands, Region of Murcia, Valencia Community and Galicia.

  • The Netherlands lifts restrictions to travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands

What does it mean to be in a risk zone?

As explained by the director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Berlin, Arturo Ortiz, being in a risk area “means that when you arrive in Germany from those risk areas you have to take a mandatory test in the first 48 hours and you stay in home quarantine five days. On the fifth day you can take an optional test to get rid of another five days in quarantine. “See also the interview with Arturo Ortiz in this link.

Surf in Gran Canaria.

Flight schedule from Germany to the Canary Islands

Since last April 28, the Canary Islands have a cumulative incidence to 7 days below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and is currently in 40 cases, which meets the criteria of the German health authorities when traveling without restrictions, as reported by the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, indicates that after this change the “expectations with this market, within the prudence that the pandemic advises, be very positive, to which is added the rate of vaccination in Germany, which already exceeds one million daily doses “.

To accompany this return to the possibilities of travel of the Germans to the Canary Islands, the airlines have programmed for this summer season (May to October) more than 1.1 million places, which represent 78.2% of what was operated in the same period of 2019.

In any case, the note indicates, it must be borne in mind that airline schedules are constantly changing, conditioned by the health measures that affect the demand for travel, variations that, above all, are more evident in short-term flights.

What regions of Spain are still considered risk areas?

As reported by the Robert Kock Institut, May 14, 2021 The following regions of Spain are classified as risk areas:

  • Andalusia (from August 14, 2020)
  • Aragon (from July 31, 2020)
  • Asturias (from 14 August 2020)
  • Cantabria (from 14 August 2020)
  • Castilla la Mancha (from April 18, 2021)
  • Castilla y León (from 14 August 2020)
  • Catalonia (from July 31, 2020)
  • Extremadura (from April 11, 2021)
  • Madrid (from 14 August 2020)
  • Melilla (from 14 August 2020)
  • Navarra (from July 31, 2020)
  • Basque Country (from 14 August 2020)
  • La Rioja (from April 3, 2021)

The complete list of countries considered at risk by COVID-19 can be downloaded as PDF