From Saturday, October 24th, Germany had placed each Austrian federal state on its ‘high risk’ list due to rising infection rates, except the southern state of Carinthia.
Now, due to rising infection rates, the state has been added – meaning all arrivals from Austria will need to quarantine.
With 194 new infections registered on the previous day – another record in the state – the number of infected people rose to 924 currently known cases in Carinthia.
In total, 77 Covid-19 patients were in the hospital, six of them requiring intensive medical treatment, said the state press service.
The measure will come into effect at midnight on Saturday, October 30th.
The result of the decision is that anyone who enters from Austria – or any other a risk region – faces a coronavirus test and quarantine period in Germany.
This applies to returning German citizens as well as any other arrivals from a high-risk area, i.e. including Austrian nationals and residents.
The person arriving must quarantine until the test result comes through, relying on health authorities for guidance.
Germany's threshold for placing a country on the high-risk list is 50 infections per 100,000 residents over the previous seven days.