Access to the German border will be restricted from Saturday by land, sea and air. The government said the regulation would affect five countries that have been severely affected by various variants of Kovid-19.
The decision, valid until February 17, applies to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa. The German Ministry of Health said in a statement to AFP that the goal was to “protect the German people.”
The goal of this regulation is to limit new strains of the virus, the Ministry of Health explains.
However, these restrictions include a number of exceptions, especially for Germans residing in these countries, citizens of these countries residing in Germany, and for the movement of goods or goods.
The German government imposed the ban on its own entry, independent of EU partners who could not agree on a unified approach to the issue.
As Israel has already done, as the epidemic continues, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has indicated that he wants to reduce international air traffic to his territory to ‘almost nothing’.
Exception: Medical cause
Exceptions to entry into Germany include transportation for medical reasons.
Access to Germany in 160 countries around the world was further complicated, especially by the obligation to present a negative test 48 hours before or after arrival, followed by a ’10-day disappointing embargo.
However, in most cases, it can be shortened to five days after the second negative test.
In countries where pandemic is most prevalent, especially in countries where different variants of the virus are prevalent, people are required to present a negative test before entering Germany, for example a major traffic jam at the beginning of the week. German-Czech border.