Vacation start in Bavaria.
Despite Corona, many are saying goodbye to the Whitsun holidays.
There is a traffic jam at the borders with Austria.
Lively activity at the airport.
Munich - The recently falling Corona * numbers have made it possible: Vacation away from home.
Many people from Bavaria are now taking the liberty of traveling for the Whitsun holidays.
Austria even lures tourists with free tests.
Drivers from Bavaria will notice on Saturday at the latest that the neighbor has apparently made himself very popular * with this offer.
Long traffic jams have formed on the borders with Austria.
On Saturday morning, drivers waited on the Inntal motorway about an hour before the Kiefersfelden-Kufstein border crossing.
Border controls: Block clearance in the Inn Valley - eight kilometers of backwater from Austria to Germany
The traffic jam is not unusual, the police said, the immigration controls take time.
In the early morning, 150 trucks per hour were checked by block processing.
From 8 a.m. the officers increased to 250 carriages every hour.
On the German side, the Rosenheim traffic inspection observed an eight-kilometer backwater.
That was probably too much for several truck drivers.
A complaint was made against some pushers for violating the overtaking ban.
Traveling at Whitsun: Corona checks at the border with Austria - no entry without a test
The police explain the ongoing traffic jam with the health checks on the border with Tyrol.
When entering Austria, travelers must present a negative corona test *.
Otherwise they have to turn back.
However, special rules apply to commuters and people passing through.
Transit through Austria is allowed without any conditions or restrictions without stopping.
The mixture of travel and heavy truck traffic leads to disabilities that last into the evening.
The ADAC also measures delays of up to an hour in the direction of Salzburg.
Munich Airport: Whitsun holidays start with the strongest travel day - favorite destination again Mallorca
At the beginning of the holiday, 280 take-offs and landings took place at Munich Airport *.
A spokesman told the
German Press Agency
that this will have been the strongest day of the Whitsun holidays.
Before the corona pandemic, the number was of course significantly higher.
On Whit Saturday 2020 there were still 1,000 take-offs and landings.
A total of 4,700 are planned by the end of the holiday.
The Germans' favorite destination is once again Palma de Mallorca. Travel to Mallorca is possible again. On Saturday alone, 13 flights took off from Munich to the Balearic Island. There were no problems at check-in. Most of the passengers would have had the mandatory, negative corona test ready. However, some had to do the PCR testing at the airport.
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