Germany removes Turkey from countries with high risks by Coronavirus


On June 4, Germany’s disease control agency removed Turkey from the list of high-risk countries in case of infection with the Coronavirus.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Turkey is now just a natural risk country, as a result of which there is no longer a need to adhere to a five to 10 day quarantine.


Turkey, which was placed on the RKI high risk list in April, has so far provided more than 29.78 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

And that’s since a massive vaccination campaign began in mid-January, according to official Turkish figures released on Thursday.

Top Turkish and German tourism and economic officials also met in Berlin last month to discuss ways to promote safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turkey has long been a top destination for German tourists, but the number of German tourists visiting the country fell sharply last year due to virus-related travel restrictions and quarantine measures.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said last month that they were discussing various steps with Ankara to facilitate travel in a responsible manner.