Weather and border controls closed the I / 7 road near Chomutov


Updates: 16.02.2021 08:34

Ústí nad Labem / Pomezí nad Ohří (Cheb region) – Road I / 7 between Chomutov and the village of Hora Svatého Šebestián in the direction of Germany is closed due to calamity weather and due to convoys of trucks standing in front of the border crossing to Germany. Saxony has introduced border controls due to the unfavorable epidemic situation in the Czech Republic. The D8 motorway is smoothly passable, according to information from the Directorate of Roads and Motorways. ČTK finds out more information. At the border crossing in Pomezí nad Ohří in the Cheb region, long columns of trucks are forming again.

Berlin has officially resumed permanent border controls on the border with the Czech Republic since Sunday. On the first day of inspections, traffic at the borders of both countries went without complications due to weaker weekend traffic.

Only German citizens and foreigners residing in Germany can cross the borders of the two neighboring countries with a negative test. They must be quarantined upon arrival. Exceptions to quarantine are, inter alia, hauliers, who must also have a test. People who want to travel through Germany also need analysis, but in this case they must document the transit on humanitarian grounds.

Columns of trucks formed on Monday from the early morning hours on the D8 motorway. There are sampling tents both on the motorway and at Svatý Šebestián Mountain, where drivers can be tested for coronavirus.

Some commuters also have an exception to the measure. Under a nationwide regulation, only paramedics were initially exempted. Saxony has decided to add agricultural workers, especially livestock workers, to the list of exceptions by its own state regulation.

At the crossing in Pomezí n. O., long columns of trucks are formed again

At the border crossing in Pomezí nad Ohří in the Cheb region, long columns of trucks are forming again. Drivers are waiting to be checked in due to stricter controls at the entrance to Germany. The column was about one to two kilometers long in the morning, according to information from the Directorate of Roads and Motorways.

The columns before the crossing extend to the Skalka dam. On the Czech side, testing of truck or commuter drivers continues today. According to Jana Pavlíková, a spokeswoman for the Karlovy Vary region, the operation of the test center is currently scheduled non-stop until 20:00 on 17 February.

Strict controls on entry into Germany are the result of Germany ranking the Czech Republic among the areas with a high incidence of coronavirus mutations. Only a very limited group of people can enter Germany. Apart from German citizens and people resident in Germany, freight carriers, for example, have an exception, but they must also have an up-to-date negative test. Some commuters also have an exception to the measure.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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