Germany is once again tightening the screw against Covid-19.
The country will strengthen, for the "next 8 to 14 days", the controls around its land borders in particular with France, Denmark and Poland, without however systematizing them, to fight against the pandemic, announced Tuesday its minister of the Interior.
"It doesn't matter where you come from, Poland, France, or Denmark, everyone should expect to be checked," Horst Seehofer said at a press conference, adding that these random checks would take place on the German territory, after crossing the border.
Shortly before, it was Italy which decided to strengthen its measures and impose a quarantine on travelers coming from the European Union.
Anyone coming from the EU will have to take a test before their departure, respect a five-day quarantine, then take a new test at the end of this period.
A measure already in force for countries outside the EU.
Germany last Friday classified the whole of France, including the overseas territories, as an area at "high risk" of infection with Covid-19.
This classification involves in particular border controls, which most travelers from France observe a period of quarantine on arrival and have a negative test of less than 48 hours.