The French region of Moselle is now classified as a coronavirus mutation zone by the Robert Koch Institute. The boundaries are not to be closed, but there are still some restrictions on entry for residents.
Robert Koch Institute (RKI) The French region near the border classifies Moselle as the Coronavirus variant zone. It significantly impacts life in the Franco-German border region Saarland And for the Rhineland-Palatinate. RKI published a relevant decision on its website by the federal government’s crisis team on Sunday. The background of this is the very strong prevalence of highly infectious virus mutations in the Moselle region, which were first identified in South Africa. Post border France But according to information received from government circles in Berlin, it should not be closed.
With the classification, cross-border public transport for Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate would have to be halted as the transportation ban would come into effect from Tuesday. Passengers must show a negative rapid or PCR test. However, there should be no stable on the German side border control Both federal states have rejected. Instead, control must be made to the hinterland through veil searches. This regulation will also come into effect on Tuesday. Before that, there should be further coordination with the French side on measures that are as synchronous as possible.
France had already started controlling non-working passengers this week. One reason for this is that unlike Germany, shops are open in France and the risk of spreading the virus across borders should be minimal. Germany has already classified Tyrol and the Czech Republic as areas with the virus.