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As of Tuesday, Germany will designate the Netherlands and Spain as high-risk areas, reports the Robert Koch Institute - the German equivalent of the RIVM.

This means that people traveling to Germany from the Netherlands (and Spain) are subject to stricter restrictions.

Unvaccinated travelers must be quarantined in Germany after staying in a high-risk area.

They are expected to go directly to their accommodation after arrival.

There they have to isolate themselves for 10 days if they do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate.

The quarantine period can also be ended after 5 days with a new corona test.

Travelers will also soon have to have a negative test result, vaccination or recovery certificate before crossing the border.

They must also provide such data to the German authorities via a form on the Internet.

The tightening of the rules follows a day after the change of the European corona map of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Due to the large number of infections, a large part of the Netherlands turned dark red on the map on Thursday.

Last week, only the province of Groningen had the highest risk level.

North Holland, South Holland, Utrecht, North Brabant, Gelderland and Overijssel were added.

Zeeland, Limburg, Drenthe, Friesland and Flevoland will remain on the red for the time being.

That is the second highest level.

After last week's change, Germany was one of the first countries to take action against Dutch travelers.

Being able to show a negative test result or vaccination certificate became a condition for travel to the country.

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