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Corona: Bayern rules apply from now on, Söder takes action – up to 25,000 euros fine for violations

Anyone returning to Bavaria from a foreign risk area must be tested for Corona with immediate effect. In some cities, however, the test centers are reaching their limits.

  • From December 23rd, Bavaria’s borders will be looked very closely: Prime Minister Markus Söder has established a corona test obligation for returnees from risk areas abroad.
  • Those affected must submit a test result no later than 72 hours after entry.
  • You can see which exceptions apply in our overview.

Update December 23, 10.55 a.m .: From today you have to Returnees from foreign Risk areas on the Coronavirus get tested before they Bayern to enter. However, the test may not be older than 48 hours. Violations of the mandatory test should be reported with a fine be occupied. This can be done after German Infection Protection Act of the federal government amount to up to 25,000 euros. Large cities in particular are already having problems coping with the increased volume (see update December 22, 10:58 a.m.).

Update December 22nd, 7.30 p.m .: From Wednesday (December 23) you have to be in Bayern have all travelers returning from risk areas tested – this has been decided by the Bavarian cabinet (see first report from December 22nd). Already – just before the holidays – encounter several Test centers in Bavaria according to the local health authorities, however, to theirs Capacity limits.

As has now become known, the Authorities in Munich and Augsburg the Residents therefore for Corona-Tests already to private service providers and general practitioners. In the Bavarian capital were for that Test center on the Theresienwiese On this Tuesday (December 22nd) all appointments up to and including December 27th are fully booked – although the capacities have been expanded to 2500 tests per day since Monday (December 21st). At the same time, according to the health department in the past week, around 2000 reserved test dates not used. The authority therefore called for the appointments to be canceled again in this case.

Also in Test center at the Augsburg trade fair were already on Monday through December 28th no more dates can be reserved – although the operator had increased the capacity from 1200 to 1500 tests per day. The waiting times when submitting the Test results but would not be longer, said a spokesman for the city.

Söder takes action: Corona test obligation for returnees is coming – first background to the new measure

First report from December 22nd, 3:45 p.m .:

Munich – all Travel returner out foreign risk areas subject to Wednesday (December 23) in Bayern one Crown-Testpflicht. You must contact the competent authority no later than 72 hours after entering the country Health department a Test result submit, this has the Bavarian on Tuesday cabinet in Munich decided. The holiday and family returnees can too Corona-Tests submit the im foreign countries were made. However, the test may not be older than 48 hours.

Corona: Bavaria introduces mandatory testing for returnees from risk areas abroad

“The vacation must not become a risk. Safety comes first. Bavaria is also introducing compulsory testing for those returning to travel, ”said Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) according to notification. Söder has been in his cabinet since Monday because of a proven corona case quarantine, according to their own statements, should leave it again on Tuesday afternoon.

to travel in risk areas should ideally not take place at all. So everyone is better protected ”, repeated the CSU politician in his message.

Söder: Returnees from German corona hotpots are not affected by the new rule

Test centers at the airports or municipal facilities are available for returnees from Bavaria. Domestic travelers – also from Hotspots – are NOT covered by the regulation. “People who are subject to the test should try to make an appointment early,” said the State Chancellery. To the Highways should also new Information signs remind of the commitment.

In addition, a strict rule still applies to those entering from risk areas Quarantine obligation. You have to go to your own apartment or suitable accommodation immediately after entering the country and isolate yourself there for ten days. The quarantine can be ended with a negative test after five days at the earliest. In any case, the Bavarian police on busy holidays.

Söder introduces compulsory corona testing for Bayern returnees: These exceptions apply

Exception rules According to the State Chancellery, only exist for certain activities that are critical to the system Occupational groups about in the areas maintenance and public security. Regardless of this, everyone, including foreign nurses, is obliged to refer to the Coronavirus to get tested.

On the European mainland there are currently only regions in France (Brittany), Greece, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Austria (two municipalities on the German border) that are not classified as risk areas are classified.

Corona situation tense: Large parts of Europe are considered a risk area

In addition, there are regions in Ireland as well as Portuguese Madeira, French Corsica, a large part of the Greek islands, the British Isle of Man and the Channel Island of Guernsey as well as the Danish islands of Greenland and Faroe Islands.

The classification as a risk area occurs when a country or region has the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 population in the past seven days. All of Germany and most of the other European countries are therefore risk areas. (dpa / lks)

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