Frankfurt/Berlin: Still open questions for the Corona-testing of returnees

the plans of The country, Minister of health, travellers returning from high-risk areas mandatory test for the Coronavirus to throw at doctors and airport opera

Frankfurt/Berlin: Still open questions for the Corona-testing of returnees

the plans of The country, Minister of health, travellers returning from high-risk areas mandatory test for the Coronavirus to throw at doctors and airport operators ask. We stand "ready to do everything to help, and to the authorities is to implement," said a spokesman for the Frankfurt airport operator Fraport on Thursday. First of all, you have to wait but the exact requirements of the authorities. Also in Munich, the operators were in talks, it had to be clarified a lot of things. "We support, of course," said a spokesman for the Airport. However, such primarily to premises. The implementation had to be carried out by the state.

The Minister of health of the Federation and the länder had agreed Wednesday evening in principle that travellers should be tested from high-risk areas abroad, in the future, immediately after her return in Germany to the Coronavirus. At airports, the test should be set up. On Friday, the Ministers plan to discuss further Details, and an overall package decide.

The Tests should be mandatory. So far, people returning from greatly from Coronavirus-affected States have, in Germany, initially for 14 days in home quarantine. Whether they actually do that always, but it is doubtful. Therefore, the policy is to adjust here. No Quarantine requirement, however, applies to travellers from almost all EU countries, with the exception of Luxembourg and several other European countries.

therefore, It is questionable how many people will be in the new scheme at all affected. Worldwide, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) classifies the largest part of the States as a Corona-risk area, including the USA, Brazil, India and Turkey. Since, however, travel from Germany, for example, in the United States, due to immigration restrictions only for a few people, there are hardly any returnees from there.

Currently, many Germans in Spain, France, Italy and Greece on vacation. These countries are not a risk area, although there is a risk of Infection with Sars-CoV-2.

So, for example, a family of four from Cottbus became known on Thursday, which was tested after their holiday in Mallorca, a positive Corona. Last unbridled parties of travelers without a mask, and the distance had to be created on the island for headlines and the policy, startled.

criticism of the plans of the Minister of transport, came from a physician in Berlin: "Technically, this is not at all understandable," Patrick said Larscheid, who is the medical officer for the district of Reinickendorf where the Tegel airport is located. The desired Tests for a snapshot to be. Theoretically, people would have to be tested over days and weeks several times.

A big question is also, as with car, train and ship passengers will be handled, says the spokesman of the Brandenburg Ministry of health, Gabriel Hesse. "In travel returnees from high-risk areas, it is not only the air traffic." A spokeswoman of Deutsche Bahn emphasized on request, currently, generally don't do trains per day travelling from high-risk areas to Germany.

dpa
Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 11:27

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