Almost 16,000 rejections at German borders this week


During border controls at German crossings to the Czech Republic and Tyrol, almost 16,000 people were turned away this week, 4,522 of them alone without a negative Corona test. According to a report by “Bild am Sonntag”, a total of 104,178 people were checked before entering Germany between February 14 and Saturday, and a total of 15,877 people were turned away.

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Numerous people did not have a negative corona test

In addition to the lack of corona tests, those rejected either had no digital travel registration or were not among the exceptions for entering Germany – such as doctors and nursing staff. © The  German federal government had declared the Czech Republic, Slovakia and large parts of Tyrol to be so-called virus variant areas. Since last Sunday, only Germans and foreigners with a residence and residence permit in Germany have been allowed to enter from there. ©

 The re are exceptions for truck drivers and cross-border commuters with systemically relevant professions. You must have a negative corona test that is not older than 48 hours. European Minister Karoline Edtstadler and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (both ÖVP) criticized the German border closings with Tyrol on Thursday.


 The  German police president Dieter Romann was satisfied. “©

 The  number of rejections has decreased proportionally since the controls began, because the travelers are increasingly behaving in accordance with the rules due to the controls,” he told the newspaper.

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