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Coronavirus

Germany to step up land border checks for all travelers

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Germany will step up random controls along its land borders to check that travelers arriving in the country are carrying a negative Covid test, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday.

“Regardless where you’re arriving from, from Poland, France, or Denmark, everyone should expect to be checked,” Seehofer told reporters.

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The random checks would occur on German territory after vehicles have crossed into the country.

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Along the Czech frontier, hit hard by more contagious virus strains, police will continue to carry out systematic checks, he added.

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