Germany asks Poland for understanding for immigration rules

Germany asks Poland for understanding for immigration rules

The Federal Government's Poland coordinator, Brandenburg's Minister President Dietmar Woidke (SPD), has appealed to the neighbouring country for understanding for the stricter entry conditions.

  • Grenzübergang Ahlbeck auf Usedom© dpa
    German and Polish border posts stand at the Ahlbeck border crossing on Usedom.
  • Dietmar Woidke© dpa
    The Minister President of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke at a press conference.
"We are striving for a balance between health protection and practicable regulations for border traffic. The measures taken are due to the current situation," Woidke said on 29 March 2021 after a video conference with the Germany coordinator of Poland, Bartosz Grodecki, as well as representatives of federal ministries and the states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony. "The return to normality remains our goal."

Complaints about complications due to compulsory testing

The federal government had classified Poland as a high-incidence area due to strongly rising infection figures. Since 21 March, entry from the neighbouring country to Germany has only been permitted with a negative Corona test. Commuters from the neighbouring country had complained about difficulties caused by the compulsory test. In the category as high incidence areas are countries and regions where the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week exceeds 200. Poland had tightened the lockdown on Saturday because of increasing Corona infections.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 29. March 2021 15:42 Uhr

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