Germany: Almost 16,000 people turned away at border controls – News


German police officers check a vehicle at the Czech-German border crossing in Petrovice / Bahratal in the Ore Mountains. Photo: Ondøej Hájek / CTK / dpa Photo: dpa

From the Czech Republic and Tyrol, only those who register or have a negative Corona test are allowed to enter. According to a media report, thousands have already been turned away.

Berlin – At border controls at the crossings to the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol, almost 16,000 people were turned away this week, 4522 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. 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  federal government had declared the Czech Republic, Slovakia and large parts of Tyrol in Austria 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.

Federal 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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