Strict entry rules came into force on Sunday at the borders of Germany with the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol. The German states of Bavaria and Saxony controlled persons in order to contain the newer and more contagious variants of the Coronavirus. Only those who have a place of residence in or a residence permit for Germany are allowed to enter.
Exceptions apply to workers in the medical sector, truck drivers, and seasonal workers in agriculture and in the event that family reasons can be proven. The Federal Ministry of the Interior announced that the entry rules were relaxed just a few hours after the controls began. Commuters who show an employment contract are now also allowed to enter the country.