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    Courtesy Translation: Hessen Exceptions to Quarantine Regulations

    Translation: Hessen press release

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    WIESBADEN, HE, GERMANY

    04.27.2021

    Story by Nadine Bower 

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   

    Website of the German Federal Ministry of Health from 26 APR 2021
    Courtesy Translation: Nadine Bower, Public Affairs USAG Wiesbaden

    Exceptions to Quarantine Regulations

    Currently valid until 09 May 2021

    Under what conditions and for whom are there exceptions to the current quarantine regulations?

    This depends on whether you are entering from a virus variant area or another risk area.

    Please note that the registration requirement for entry as well as the obligation to test and the obligation to prove a negative test are regulated by the Federal Uniform Entry Ordinance. Information can be found here and on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. The state of Hessen only regulates the quarantine regulations.

    General exemptions from quarantine regulations (including for those returning from a designated virus variant area):

    - Persons who enter the state of Hessen only for transit. Crews of inland waterway vessels, provided that basic measures have been taken to avoid contact, in particular that non-mandatory land visits won’t be done.
    - Persons transporting persons or goods for professional reasons if they have a negative test result or if the stay lasts less than 72 hours.
    - Persons whose activity is urgently necessary and indispensable for the maintenance of the health service, if this is certified by the employer or principal and the stay lasts less than 72 hours.

    Exceptions for entry from a designated risk area:

    (The exceptions do not apply if travelers have been in a designated virus variant area in the last 10 days.)

    Vaccination

    Persons who have complete vaccination protection and do not show any symptoms of COVID-19, in particular fever, dry cough (not caused by chronic diseases), loss of sense of taste or smell. Full vaccination protection occurs when more than 14 days have passed since the last dose of vaccination required by the recommendation of the Standing Vaccination Commission at the Robert Koch Institute for a complete vaccination scheme with a vaccine approved in the European Union.

    Private visits

    - Persons who have spent less than 72 hours in a risk area or entering Hessen for less than 72 hours for the visit of relatives or first-degree spouses, civil partners, partners or persons who exercise shared custody or access right.
    - For visits of relatives of second degree and stays of more than 72 hours, the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance must be fulfilled (registration and test certificate)
    - Persons who enter or return for urgent medical treatment and who fulfil the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and test evidence)
    - Persons who enter or return as a result of the performance of the duties of assistance or the care of persons in need of protection or assistance and who fulfil the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and proof of test).

    Professional activity, training, studies

    (The exceptions do not apply if travelers have been in a designated virus variant area in the last 10 days.)

    Exceptions also apply to the following persons who have spent less than 72 hours in a risk area or in Hessen and have adhered to appropriate protection and hygiene concepts:

    Persons

    - whose work is urgently needed for the maintenance of health care; and who fulfil the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and proof of test).
    - who are high-ranking members of the diplomatic and consular service, of people's representations and governments.
    Persons who have been in a risk area to fulfil necessary and unchangeable professional duties in their training or studies or are staying in Hessen and who fulfil the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and proof of test) for stays of up to 5 days.

    Please note:

    The mandatory necessity must be certified by the employer, client or educational institution.

    You fulfill the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance by digitally registering your entry in advance and providing proof (test result, medical certificate) that you do not have an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Proof shall be provided on paper or in an electronic document, in German, English or French. The underlying sample may not have been taken more than 48 hours before entry. Further requirements for the test underlying the medical certificate or test result are published by the Robert Koch Institute at https://www.rki.de/covid-19-tests.

    Border commuters and cross-border commuters

    (The exceptions do not apply if travelers have been in a designated virus variant area in the last 10 days.)

    Exceptions also apply to cross-border commuters who return to their place of residence on a regular basis (at least weekly). The mandatory necessity as well as the observance of adequate protection and hygiene concepts must be certified by the employer, client or the educational institution.

    Other exceptions

    (The exceptions do not apply if travelers have been in a designated virus variant area in the last 10 days.)

    Other exceptions are for persons whose professional activities are necessary for the maintenance of public security and order, diplomatic relations and administration of justice, representation of the people, government and administration and who fulfil the obligations under the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and proof of test).

    International sporting events

    (The exceptions do not apply if travelers have been in a designated virus variant area in the last 10 days.)

    Persons who are accredited by the responsible organizing committee for the preparation, participation, conduct and follow-up of international sporting events or who are invited by a federal sports federation to participate in training and course measures are excluded if they fulfil the obligations of the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (registration and proof of test). The mandatory necessity must be certified by the employer or client.

    Important for the exceptions

    You are exempt from quarantine measures in exceptional cases, which require proof under the Entry Regulation, if the underlying test was carried out no more than 48 hours before entry (mandatory for high-incidence areas) or immediately after entry.

    You can have tests carried out directly upon entry at Frankfurt Airport in a Corona focus practice or in a test center of the KV. Please provide proof of your entry registration. Appropriate tests must comply with the requirements of the Robert Koch Institute. Molecular biological tests (PCR tests) for direct detection of the sarvirus SARS-CoV-2 evaluated in a corresponding laboratory and antigen tests are recognized, provided they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO for the quality of SARS-CoV-2-AG rapid tests. The test certificate must be written in German, English or French.

    All exceptions apply only as long as the persons mentioned therein do not have symptoms that indicate a disease with COVID-19 in the sense of the current criteria of the Robert Koch Institute.

    The competent health authority may make different orders in individual cases.

    Source: https://soziales.hessen.de/gesundheit/corona-hessen/quarantaene-bestimmungen-und-coronatests-fuer-einreisende/ausnahmen-zu-quarantaenebestimmungen-und-coronatests-fuer-einreisende

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    Date Taken: 04.27.2021
    Date Posted: 04.27.2021 07:22
    Story ID: 394851
    Location: WIESBADEN, HE, DE 

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