After the introduction of border controls, traffic jams for miles have formed at the crossings from the Czech Republic to Germany.
On the motorway from Prague to Dresden, the trucks backed up to Usti nad Labem. According to the federal police, travelers have to be prepared for a waiting time of several hours. On the route towards Nuremberg, a convoy of trucks more than 20 kilometers long temporarily formed. As of yesterday, only Germans and foreigners with a residence and residence permit in Germany are allowed to enter from the neighboring country. The re are exceptions for health workers and truck drivers, among others. You have to register digitally and show a negative corona test at the border.
The non-harmonized entry laws of numerous EU countries make the work of freight forwarders considerably more difficult.
This message was broadcast on February 15th, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.