The Federal government prepares for border controls

collusion between Federal councils and employees in different departments, meetings, preparations. The Coronavirus kept the Federal authorities on Tuesday on th

The Federal government prepares for border controls

collusion between Federal councils and employees in different departments, meetings, preparations. The Coronavirus kept the Federal authorities on Tuesday on the trot. One of the reasons for this is a letter by the cantonal government of Ticino sent on Monday to Bern. Previously, Italy had taken new and drastic measures in the fight against the Virus. In the letter, the governing Council calls for the physical presence of the border guard members at all of the Crossings to Italy. This applies not only to road checks, but also checks of ship and rail passengers who want to move from Italy. This is the Radio of the Italian speaking part of Switzerland (RSI), as well as the Ticino newspaper "Corriere del Ticino" reports.

The demand from southern Switzerland joins in Bern, apparently, to open ears. As this newspaper has from multiple sources, prepare the competent Bodies within the Federal public administration currently, the legal foundations for a Federal Council decision in this matter at any time. Eye health checks are passed, apparently, at the border to Italy.

No border closure

From a border closure, which would be examined, but can not the speech be. Online article in the "Handelszeitung", the of such reported, as well as a on Tuesday evening convened a crisis meeting of the Federal Council mentioned, denied the Federal Council spokesman André Simonazzi on Tuesday immediately.

Apparently Federal President Simonetta Sommaruga was last night only the up-to-date information. Comparable information under other Federal councils, were to be held these days, constantly, was to hear from administration circles.

the internal border controls, Switzerland may order, as an associate member of the Schengen/Dublin today, just like that. A prerequisite for the introduction of temporary controls on the land border is a "serious threat to public policy or internal security is go". This is the Schengen border code requires. The EU would go in the event of temporary introduction of controls at a to inform their internal borders of this step officially.

As the example of Italy, are such controls due to the location because of the Coronavirus possible. With your preparation, actions of the Federal Council reserves the right to its own controls in the South, which could, in particular, on the health status of the incoming target. This is confirmed by two independent sources told this newspaper.

warning on Bern

Remarkably, a warning in the letter of the Ticino government appears. They reported a "growing lack of understanding" in the population, the show in the media, the social media and in a growing number of letters to the authorities. Nothing was done, the threat of a loss of confidence in the Federal authorities, writes to the Executive Council.

Created: 10.03.2020, 22:16 PM

Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 23:02

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