Recruit Sales in Germany May 13th 2020 Covid -19 Update

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Recruit Sales In Germany- May 13 2020 – Latest Update Bulletin

Germany to reopen borders on June 15

Germany, it seems, will start relaxing border controls with at least three countries – Austria, Switzerland, and France - this Saturday. (May 16th 2020) The government hopes these borders will be completely open by June 15.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants all of the emergency border controls introduced to contain the coronavirus to be removed within Europe's 26-state Schengen visa-free zone from June 15 onwards.

Merkel's statement echoed comments made earlier in the day by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

Border controls

Border controls will remain in place, but only random checks will be carried out. Additionally, all border crossings between these countries will be reopened, rather than selected ones at present. The use of spot checks should ease traffic jams for commuters over the border, who have been allowed to cross.

Unrestricted crossings between these neighbouring countries will be allowed by June 15. He said the borders will be closed again if the health situation deteriorates. He said he would consider re-opening borders with Denmark on the same date. 

The border with Luxembourg will be completely open by this Saturday, Seehofer said. 

The Austrian government has confirmed reports that it plans to reopen the border with Germany on June 15. Austrian Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger told radio station Ö1 it had come to an agreement with Germany.

Compiled by SA in May 2020 from various news sources

*Please note the information contained herein is an aggregate of news stories, by commentators widely available - readers should seek independent verification, and this in no way represents the views or opinions of Standley Associates.

We will continue to check the news reports and will provide monthly summaries of the trends.