“We must reduce the border crossing to what is strictly necessary.” This is what Manfred Lucha, the Minister of Health of Baden-Württemberg, stated in a press release. In entrance of the outbreak of Covid-19 instances in Germany and in border areas, the land restricts its 24 hour rule.
From tomorrow, Wednesday December 23, to have the ability to cross the border without a PCR check or quarantine, you have to a household, skilled, well being or college causes (for the youngsters’s college for instance). People with a partner in Germany may also nonetheless journey there without restriction for 72 hours.
Cross-border workers will subsequently no longer have the ability to cross the border freely. for the only real objective of shopping or for tourism. It stays to be seen whether or not controls will probably be put in place on the border. So far they haven’t been systematic. The identical rule applies for our German neighbors, who must observe a quarantine of ten days when returning in the event that they go to France or Switzerland for instance, solely for shopping or sightseeing.
Since the start of December, Baden-Württemberg has already taken further restrictions, by closing faculties and non-essential companies and by establishing a hearth pit between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
“It is a common sense decision given the health situation“, reacted Jean Rottner president of the Grand Est area on France Bleu Alsace. The border is not going to be closed however extra frequent checks are to be anticipated.
The press launch from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration