Germany moves from green to amber list of countries with medium spread of Coronavirus (Ministry of Health)
19/08/2020 19:21, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday published an update of the classification of countries according to the severity of the situation related to the Coronavirus, where Germany was removed from the green list to be included in the amber list of countries with an average spread of the pandemic.

The amber list includes more than 50 countries, including France, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Ireland, Egypt, Liberia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Travellers from these countries are required to submit a laboratory test (RT-PCR) 72 hours prior to travel, provided the test is performed no later than 120 hours upon arrival.

Green-listed countries, whose travellers are not subject to special prevention measures because the spread of the epidemic is low, include 27 countries, including San Marino, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia and Lithuania.

This update comes after acting Health Minister Mohamed Habib Kchaou announced on Wednesday that the Tunisian authorities will not allow any traveller to enter Tunisia without presenting a negative analysis that proves the absence of his or her contamination by the virus, regardless of the country of origin.

For her part, Director General of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases, Nissaf Ben Alaya, explained that the implementation of this procedure will take place after a period of 5 to 7 days has been granted to citizens coming from Green List countries, to allow them to prepare and bring their tests before travelling to Tunisia.

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