Germany extends border controls until 17 March

Germany extends border controls until 17 March

Germany extends its stationary controls at the border with the Czech Republic and the Austrian province of Tyrol until 17 March. This was announced by the Parliamentary State Secretary Stephan Mayer (CSU) on 03 March 2021 in the Interior Committee of the Bundestag, according to participants of a non-public session.

Border police begin controls

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A police officer with a trowel stands at the border crossing at the beginning of border controls.

In mid-February, Germany declared the Czech Republic, Slovakia and large parts of Tyrol as so-called virus variant areas. From there, as well as from other areas where more infectious and, according to initial studies, more frequently severe mutations of the coronavirus are widespread, only Germans and foreigners with residence and a residence permit in Germany are currently allowed to enter the country. There are exceptions, for example, for lorry drivers and cross-border commuters with system-relevant professions. They must present a negative corona test that is not older than 48 hours.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Wednesday, 3. March 2021 12:55 Uhr

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