TheGerman-Austrian border to reopen June 15, by virtue of an agreement reached on Wednesday by the governments of Angela Merkel and Sebastian Kurz, respectively, and which willEnd the restrictions adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
The two foreign ministers held a telephone conversation on Tuesday in which they agreed, as a first step, to lift some of the controls this Friday, as reported by the Austrian government.
Since mid-March, sOnly trips for the transport of goods are allowed, people who work in the neighboring countryor those who show a recent test for COVID-19 that has tested negative. Those who do not have this certificate must keep a 14-day quarantine.
Kurz is also in talks with Swiss authorities to reopen the border, he explained to the Swiss network SRF on Tuesday. “We agree that we should return to normal as soon as possible“a spokesman for the Swiss Ministry of Justice told the ‘Blick’ newspaper.