The border between Germany and Austria will reopen on June 15, according to an agreement reached by the Angela Merkel and Sebastian Kurz governments on Wednesday that will lift the restrictions to prevent the spread of the new corona virus.
The two foreign ministers held a phone call on Tuesday, agreeing that the first step would be to remove some of the controls this Friday, the Austrian government reported.
Since mid-March, travel has only been permitted for freight, people working in the neighboring country, or people who have recently taken a negative test for COVID-19. If you do not have this certificate, you must carry out a 14-day quarantine.
Kurz is also in talks with the Swiss authorities to reopen the border, he told the Swiss network SRF on Tuesday. “We agreed that we should go back to normal as soon as possible,” a spokesman for the Swiss Ministry of Justice told the Blick newspaper.