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Müller for more tests for returning travellers
Berlin's mayor Michael Müller is in favour of stricter rules for Corona tests when holidaymakers return to Germany.
He was clearly in favour of this, said Müller, who is currently also chairman of the Conference of Minister Presidents (MPK), in the ZDF programme "Berlin direkt" on Sunday evening (27.06.2021). "These spot checks are not enough, which are being implemented by the Federal Police at the moment," the SPD politician said.
There is no reason why this should not be checked across the board. "You can already check on arrival who has the corresponding negative proof of testing. And then, after a certain quarantine period, you can check again to make sure that you really are negative," Müller explained. "It's nice when people can go on holiday, but we don't want to get the dangers back here to Germany."
In view of the rapid spread of the delta variant of the corona virus, Bavaria's Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) had already called for stricter entry controls. He demanded in the newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" that holidaymakers be closely checked at the borders for vaccination cards and negative corona tests. The federal and state governments are working closely together to ensure close controls during the travel season.
Regarding the discussion about a possible fourth Corona wave in autumn, Müller said: "If we are not confronted with new variants, with a new large wave of infection, I believe we will have such good protection via the vaccination progress, also for the now known delta variant, that we will not need another renewed lockdown." But health protection will also be a priority in the autumn, he said.
| Last edited: Monday, 28. June 2021 08:37 Uhr