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Germany rules on quarantine for children

Hi all,

I know anyone travelling from Switzerland to Germany is required to quarantine on arrival in Germany. But does anyone know if this applies to children (10 year old) too?

I haven't been able to find anything specifically relating to children online. Lots of articles about the rules in general but nothing that helps.

Any ideas? If so, can you share a link?

Scenario is child visits from Germany to Switzerland for Christmas for a week and then has to return to Germany; as the responsible adult I'd pick them up and return them but it's not me I am concerned about.

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Old 27.11.2020, 18:42
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Re: Germany rules on quarantine for children

From what I read on the website, anyone needs to quarantine:

https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/i...laubsreisende/

(in German). Nothing says that kids can be excluded from the quarantine.
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Old 27.11.2020, 18:45
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Re: Germany rules on quarantine for children

There is no "German rule". Each German state (Bundesland) has its own rule and regulations.

Baden-Württemberg rules:https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de...rueckreisende/

Bayern rules: https://www.verkuendung-bayern.de/baymbl/2020-630/
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Re: Germany rules on quarantine for children

Ah yes, it would be Cologne so North Rhine-Westphalia but I guess with no mention of kids being exempted it’s same for all...
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Ah yes, it would be Cologne so North Rhine-Westphalia but I guess with no mention of kids being exempted it’s same for all...
Why do you think kids would be exempt?
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Why do you think kids would be exempt?
Because kids have to go to school....
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Because kids have to go to school....
Adults have to work, however the idea of quarantine is to stop spreading a virus.
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Why do you think kids would be exempt?
The OP might have heard (like me) that children catch and spread the virus less than adults. But this is something I heard during the first wave and might have been refuted in the last months.
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The OP might have heard (like me) that children catch and spread the virus less than adults. But this is something I heard during the first wave and might have been refuted in the last months.
It doesn't have any evidence behind it. It's just wishful thinking because so many parents don't want their children at home.
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The OP might have heard (like me) that children catch and spread the virus less than adults. But this is something I heard during the first wave and might have been refuted in the last months.
Latest data supports the notion even more. Kids don't spread it, don't die from it and don't need medical care when they exhibit Covid19 symptoms because it is so mild.
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Latest data supports the notion even more. Kids don't spread it, don't die from it and don't need medical care when they exhibit Covid19 symptoms because it is so mild.

The risk is not zero, but it's certainly very low. However, the adults working with those children (teachers, childcare workers, nannies are still at some risk...

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6914e4.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53932294
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The risk is not zero, but it's certainly very low. However, the adults working with those children (teachers, childcare workers, nannies are still at some risk...

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6914e4.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53932294
Yes, let's pretend germ theory doesn't apply to children. We know this isn't the case from the austrian mass testing study.
https://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/arc...orama9658.html
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Re: Germany rules on quarantine for children

I know of several schools, where asymptomatic older children have carried it home and infected their families.
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Why do you think kids would be exempt?
That was also my first thought. However, we are in quarantine right now in NL, and our Dutch family have informed us that kids under 13 are allowed to leave quarantine to go to school, to after-school care and even to sports activities. I checked the info, and yes it is possible. In fact the Dutch even have a long list of activities that allows adults to get out of quarantine. So the question is not as crazy as I initially thought 🤓
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