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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

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Not interested in shopping, very interested in seeing hubby again though
I think this is possible (as per the latest IATA guidelines)
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

Here is something more specific about the quarantine :

Für Personen, die täglich (Pendler) oder für wenige Tage (z. B.
Geschäftsreisende, Servicetechniker) notwendig und unaufschiebbar beruflich
veranlasst nach Deutschland ein- oder aus Deutschland ausreisen und keine
Krankheitssymptome aufweisen, wird keine Quarantäne angeordnet. Gleiches
gilt für Personen, die beruflich bedingt grenzüberschreitend Personen, Waren
und Güter auf der Straße, der Schiene, per Schiff oder per Flugzeug
transportieren und demzufolge nach Deutschland ein- oder ausreisen sowie für
Reisende im Transit auf dem Weg in das Land ihres ständigen Aufenthalts.

But the handling depends on the customs officer, if he has a bad day , you are f....d
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Old 04.05.2020, 15:29
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I think this is possible (as per the latest IATA guidelines)

. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

I assume my summer tire change (my garage being across, in Weil am Rhein) will have to wait a bit more then.
Will go check tomorrow morning in person nevertheless.
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I assume my summer tire change (my garage being across, in Weil am Rhein) will have to wait a bit more then.
Will go check tomorrow morning in person nevertheless.
I would recommend not to show up at the border with a car and swiss number plates , you still need a good reason to cross the border (see above).
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I would recommend not to show up at the border with a car and swiss number plates , you still need a good reason to cross the border (see above).
Thank you, didn't plan to do that.
I would cycle there to have a chat - as I have done last week and they told me to check again after May 4th.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

It doesn’t sound like there will be any relaxation today.

https://twitter.com/germanydiplo/sta...94762471837696
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

The border control will be the same until May 15 Th 2020, thereafter it will be eased in steps......


https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/liv...len-bis-15-Mai

The travel caution issued by the german goverment will remain until Mid June 2020.......

https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/aus...rnung-101.html
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

My Dutch friend drove to Holland last week (via Germany) for a job interview (for a role in Switzerland).
The Germans let him in without any issues and he wasn't asked to show any prove.
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My Dutch friend drove to Holland last week (via Germany) for a job interview (for a role in Switzerland).
The Germans let him in without any issues and he wasn't asked to show any prove.

That is not an issue, if you are transiting they will let you through.
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My Dutch friend drove to Holland last week (via Germany) for a job interview (for a role in Switzerland).
The Germans let him in without any issues and he wasn't asked to show any prove.
Thats what i wanted to read. Was it in a Swiss registered car?
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Thats what i wanted to read. Was it in a Swiss registered car?

I know several (Dutch) people who went from Switzerland to the Netherlands in a Swiss registered car. Some had to provide some documentation on why they wanted to transit, some not.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

Further info in English on the German border checks with Switzerland and other neighbouring countries in force until May 15:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-1...order/45737372
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That is not an issue, if you are transiting they will let you through.
I don't think so, or probably not in the case of just wanting to visit family.


He has a Swiss registered car indeed.
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I don't think so, or probably not in the case of just wanting to visit family.
EU citizens travelling through Germany to their home country or truck drivers are allowed to enter the country, for example. Entry is also restricted to certain border crossings.


But then some Customs officers are more strict than others.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

I'm glad for the border controls with regards to corona control but it seems like the EU is such a mess of organization right now. This border opens on day x to country y but not country z even though country z is open to y last week. And they make decisions the day of with what seems like no coordination with other nations.

Its a bit disheartening how quickly Schengen falls apart under any strain.

Just gotta wait this out!
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EU citizens travelling through Germany to their home country or truck drivers are allowed to enter the country, for example. Entry is also restricted to certain border crossings.


But then some Customs officers are more strict than others.
Again, only for valid reasons (which I personally would not consider an interview to be), not simply to visit family in Holland.


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Generell gilt: Nicht zwingend notwendige Reisen sollten unbedingt unterlassen werden. Im Rahmen der vorübergehend wiedereingeführten Grenzkontrollen und an den Außengrenzen ist grundsätzlich allen Personen, die nicht die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit besitzen, die Einreise nicht erlaubt, sofern kein dringender Einreisegrund vorliegt.

Zudem ist die Rückreise von Unionsbürgern und von Staatsangehörigen des Vereinigten Königreichs, Liechtensteins, der Schweiz, Norwegens und Islands mit ihren Familienangehörigen in ihren Heimatstaat oder zu ihrem gewöhnlichen Wohnsitz in Deutschland oder einem anderen Staat zulässig. Die Durchreise durch Deutschland ist grundsätzlich nur zulässig, sofern es keine alternativen Verkehrsverbindungen gibt und die Weiterreise auch durch Transitstaaten gesichert ist.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

According to this newsflash, germany is currently not interested in easing the border control to switzerland
because switzerland has a border to italy.......

https://www.20min.ch/story/parlament...n-613331372526
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According to this newsflash, germany is currently not interested in easing the border control to switzerland
because switzerland has a border to italy.......

https://www.20min.ch/story/parlament...n-613331372526
That European solidarity in action once again

France and Austria also share a border with Italy so one presumes that their borders with Germany will also remain shut.
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That European solidarity in action once again

France and Austria also share a border with Italy so one presumes that their borders with Germany will also remain shut.
Bugger all to do with solidarity, surely restrictions are needed to still contain the spread.

As the report only mentions Switzerland and Germany surely impossible to say what might apply to others (apart from in your own anti-European mind of course). Particularly as this is the only news item on this to be found anywhere and I can see much more from local authorities on both sides of the border pulling in the opposite direction.

It is perhaps unreasonable to expect Germany to open external borders when they still have travel blocks internally. After that I guess it would make most sense to look at it case by case based on infection rates.

From the Swiss side I would currently not be happy if for example the (air) border to the US were opened - or if so then all arrivals should have a 14 day quarantine.
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