German authorities will restrict entry to the country due to “new mutations of the coronavirus”

The German government has decided to restrict entry into the country for those arriving from other countries where new mutations of coronavirus are spreading. It was reported by the Der Spiegel newspaper on Friday, January 29, with reference to the text of the decree.

According to preliminary data, entry from the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil and South Africa will be banned to Germany from Saturday, January 30. It is assumed that the restrictions will last until February 17.

In addition, as the newspaper writes, from January 31, the same restrictive measures will affect arriving from Lesotho and Eswatini.

It is noted that it is a question of traveling, both by air and ground transport. Citizens of Germany and foreigners living in Germany will not be affected by this ban. Also, the decree does not cover cargo and humanitarian activities.

Earlier, January 29, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the country was closing borders for all those arriving from outside the EU against the background of the situation with the coronavirus. According to him, this norm will come into force on February 1.