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Baerbock: Immediate compulsory testing for holiday returnees is "absolutely necessary"

2021-07-29T09:45:10.089Z

The compulsory corona test for those returning from vacation is currently being hotly debated. Now also the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock expressed herself.



The compulsory corona test for those returning from vacation is currently being hotly debated.

Now also the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock expressed herself.

Alb-Donau-Kreis - Whether August will be more summery than July is still in the meteorological stars, the political weather forecasts are already clearer: it will definitely be stricter.

The nationwide compulsory test for travelers returning will probably become a reality from the beginning of August.

After a few other top politicians, Annalena Baerbock, candidate for Chancellor of the Greens, spoke out clearly in favor of tightening the entry rules.

Baerbock: compulsory test for people without a complete vaccination

As the dpa reports, the politician warned when visiting a cement works in the Swabian Alb-Danube district that the mistakes of the past summer should not be repeated.

At that time, people only thought about better protection when the holidaymakers had already returned.

With a view to the approaching end of the summer vacation and the increasing number of infections in Germany, Baerbock described the testing of returnees without a double vaccination as absolutely necessary.

It has therefore already been seen that returnees have brought infections into daycare centers and schools.

Previously, SPD leader Saskia Esken had campaigned for a general test obligation.

Spahn, Seehofer, Merkel: Plans for general testing

A fixed date for the tightening of the test requirement has not yet been set, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) named August 1 as a possible deadline for a uniform test requirement. Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) want to extend the general test obligation for air passengers to all means of transport. Then every person returning home who was not fully vaccinated would have to present a negative test upon entry. This should be implemented with the help of random checks in the border area.

FDP leader Christian Lindner, on the other hand, was critical of the plans with regard to a general obligation to test; he described this as renewed significant restrictions on freedom.

AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel also spoke out against it, for her the general obligation to test represents a disproportionate burden on travelers, border authorities and the tourism industry. On August 10, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the prime ministers of the federal states will meet for a corona round - The tightening of the entry rules will also be an issue there.

(dpa / leb)

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Source: merkur

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