According to Deutsche Welle, the recommendation concerns either specific areas of a country or the entire territory. The advisory was part of the German State Department’s updated recommendations and warnings, which are based on estimates by the Robert Koch State Institute of Infectious Diseases in Berlin.
France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and Malta have been added to the list of high-risk countries as a whole. The list includes for the first time regions of Poland and -again- Italy. Cyprus, which is considered safe with the exception of the occupied territories, is also included in the category of countries where the warning concerns only certain areas.