Entry should be more strictly controlled.
A general test obligation is intended to curb the increase in the number of corona cases in Germany.
Berlin - Now it has apparently been decided: The general compulsory test when entering the country for all persons aged twelve and over is to come into force this week.
and cites sources from government circles.
had also reported about it.
A corresponding decision was made on Thursday by the state secretaries of the ministries involved.
So previous concerns about the regulation have arguably been gotten out of the way.
On Friday, the final ordinance is to be passed in the cabinet by circulation procedure, and it will apply from August 1st.
Agreement on compulsory corona testing: Exceptions for vaccinated and convalescent people
Exceptions should only apply to those who have been vaccinated * and those who have recovered.
However, they can only enter the country without a corona test * if they are not returning from a virus variant area.
According to the report, the test obligation should otherwise apply to all immigrants, regardless of the route they take back to Germany.
In addition to air travelers, this also includes those who travel by train, bus or car.
Also new: in future, the federal government will only divide other countries into two categories: high-risk areas and virus variant areas *.
High-risk areas are all those countries that have an incidence well above 100, whose hospitals are full, and who only carry out a few tests.
Previously, the limit for a high risk area was 200.
Despite the new regulation, there will probably be no border controls.
Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer said just a few days ago the
: “Anyone who has been shown to have been vaccinated or recovered, of course, does not need a test.
However, there will be no stationary border controls. "
Video: controls, quarantine, mandatory testing: what should change now for travelers
Originally, the federal government did not want to introduce compulsory testing until September 11th.
But then the summer holidays are over in most federal states, the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder * recently spoke of the fact that such a late test obligation would make no sense and called for it to be brought forward.
The next steps will then be discussed in a video conference on August 10th.
This was announced by Michael Müller, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Conference.
This means that the MPK was moved significantly forward, initially a meeting was not planned for the end of August.
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