Germany is classifying Spain and the Netherlands as areas with a high incidence of coronavirus, which means that unvaccinated travellers returning from those countries will have to quarantine for at least five dayswith mortality currently abov.
The move comes during the summer break from school in Germany, when many families vacation on the sunny Mediterranean beaches of Spain, on or the North Sea coast of the NetherlandsItaly.
While nearly half of Germans have had two COVID shots and are therefore exempt from the quarantine rules, only about 2% of under-18s are fully vaccinated, a potential headache for travelling families.
Spain has registered rapid growth in the number of diagnosed cases over the past few weeks. The number jumped five-fold between mid-June and mid-July.