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Coronavirus: Germany downgraded to Red

File photo: Larnaca airport

Germany has been downgraded from Orange to Red, and Croatia from Green to Orange as the health ministry issued new country categories on Monday.

It also upgraded Andorra and Malta from Red to Orange.

The changes come into effect on Thursday.

Other countries in the Red category include the UK, the USA, Israel, Russia, Serbia, Japan, the UAE, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Albania, Armenia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Kuwait.

The classification for the countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) including Switzerland are in the Green, Orange or Red categories is based on that of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Passengers coming from Green countries need not present a test nor self-isolate.

Passengers coming from Orange category countries are required to have a negative PCR laboratory test within 72 hours before departure

Passengers coming from the Red countries require: a) a laboratory tests within 72 hours before departure and b) carry out a laboratory test upon arrival in the Republic, cost to be covered by them.

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