German Red List: Two More Croatian Counties Added to Red List
September 10, 2020 – According to Večernji, the German red list became ‘richer’ for another two counties. Last night Germany declared the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Požega-Slavonia counties as risk regions due to the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection.
As previously reported, Germany had already considered adding these two Croatian counties to the red list, along with the City of Zagreb, for which the Germans also point out that there are a large number of cases of coronavirus infection. But for now, Zagreb has not been put on the red list.
Germany has been closely monitoring the epidemiological situation in these regions and there was already a possibility that one or more of these counties would be declared risk areas and added to the German red list.
The German Foreign Ministry has announced that the two counties will join the Split-Dalmatia, Zadar, and Šibenik-Knin counties, which have already been put on the red list. Germany is the only country that has taken into account Croatian counties and, according to epidemiological situations in each county, decided to put them the red list, unlike other countries that simply put the whole of Croatia on the red list.
Germany considers high-risk areas to be countries or regions where 50 or more cases of the new coronavirus infection per 100,000 people have been reported throughout seven days. Declaring a region risky does not mean banning travel, but it is recommended to avoid all travel that is not necessary. Upon return, a free COVID-19 test is mandatory, and, if necessary, self-isolation.
The number of infected people varies by county in Croatia, so, for example, Istria County has a better epidemiological situation than other counties that have been put on the red list. Germany is the only country in the region that has not put Istria County on the red list. That is why mostly German tourists are staying there at the moment, making up 40,000 out of 67,000 guests in total.
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