Angela Merkel comes under fire with an EU-wide initiative.
The Chancellor wants to make entry more difficult for the British because of the spread of the Delta variant.
Berlin - The spread of the delta variant of the corona virus * is also causing massive worries in Germany - the federal and state governments are now putting the rules for travelers returning to the test.
A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of the Interior said that the topic was being discussed.
On Monday, the heads of the state chancellery wanted to discuss the issue with the federal government in one switch, as the dpa learned.
Corona: The federal and state governments are discussing rules for those returning to travel
Several prime ministers had called for stricter regulations.
Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is currently rejecting stationary border controls.
Hamburg's Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) had criticized that an antigen test is currently sufficient to avoid quarantine when entering from risk areas.
Instead, all non-vaccinated people returning from high-risk and high-incidence areas should go into quarantine.
Tschentscher told the
that this should be allowed to be lifted at the earliest after five days in the event of a negative PCR test
Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) had said on ZDF that the samples that are currently being implemented by the federal police were not enough.
When asked what speaks against a quarantine of travelers from risk areas, the spokesman for the interior department confirmed that the federal and state governments are under discussion on these issues.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel * (CDU) is also working on a European solution - which Great Britain is anything but enthusiastic about.
Corona: Merkel wants to make entry more difficult for the British - no vacation in the EU?
According to a report in the British daily
, Merkel is planning an indirect holiday ban for British people in the European Union. Tourists from Great Britain would have to go into a 14-day quarantine after entry. A step that would probably deter many people from a vacation. SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach had previously spoken out in favor of a solution in this style.
Merkel is receiving support for the move from French President Emmanuel Macron *, but otherwise there is mostly headwind.
Criticism comes in particular from the tourism-oriented countries of Spain, Portugal, Malta, Greece and Cyprus.
They are dependent on the income of British tourists.
It is now important to make up for the financial losses from the Corona year 2020, especially in the main season.
Corona: Merkel push in the criticism - "nothing that should be decided in Berlin"
Merkel's move has also been criticized, as the provisions should apply to the entire British population - including those who have recovered and those who have been vaccinated twice. The
quoted an unnamed British government official as saying that Merkel was "increasingly isolated" in the EU. Many EU states argued that the question was about their own decision "and nothing that should be decided in Berlin".
Merkel's plan is to be discussed in the EU's crisis response committee on Monday afternoon.
It is unclear whether the Chancellor will prevail.
In Germany, Great Britain is currently considered a virus variant area, which already means a strict quarantine obligation for travelers.
The Foreign Office has issued a travel warning.
This is also important with a view to the current European football championship *.
EM 2021: Strict Corona rules - hardly any German fans in Wembley
Because Germany is on the middle “yellow list” in Great Britain, strict quarantine rules also apply to German travelers.
Actually, ten days of isolation are ordered.
It is possible to test yourself free with two negative corona tests after five days.
The Federal Foreign Office announced: “Football fans entering the United Kingdom for EURO 2020 are subject to the current entry restrictions.
Fans with tickets who travel to a game that takes place before the end of the quarantine period will be rejected at the border. "
The round of 16 of the DFB-Elf against England will take place in London, as will the semi-finals and the final.
No fans from Germany are allowed in the duel against England on Tuesday (29 June, 6 p.m.).
Tickets are only available to residents of the UK, Ireland or the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
The DFB therefore only expects around 2,000 German stadium visitors.
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