Before the G7 summit in Bavaria: Federal police reintroduce border controls

Released on 13.06.2022

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In a good two weeks, the heads of state and government of the G7 will meet at the Bavarian Schloss Elmau. The police are already starting with safety precautions.

Berlin/Munich (dpa) – Almost two weeks before the G7 summit at the Bavarian Schloss Elmau, temporary controls have begun on all German borders with neighboring countries. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the reason is increased security requirements around the summit. The officials tried to keep the restrictions as low as possible, said a spokesman for the federal police on Monday.

The measures were intended to ensure the safety of the population, but also to ensure the peaceful course of the planned demonstrations contribute. The arrival of possible violent criminals from abroad should be prevented, said the spokesman. The border controls would be carried out flexibly in terms of time and location until July 3, depending on the situation. Checks are not only made on the roads, but also on trains and on hiking trails. “We ask travelers to have their documents ready to hand for quick processing.”

At Schloss Elmau we meet from 26. until 06. June the heads of state and government of the G7 countries. Several demonstrations with thousands of participants are expected in the area. The G7 include Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the USA, Canada and Japan.

The German-Austrian border has been 2015 controlled. In response to the arrival of numerous refugees, the decision was made to temporarily suspend the Schengen Agreement and reintroduce controls at the southern borders. Since then, this regulation has been repeatedly extended or rearranged.

Already at the G7 summit 2015 Germany-wide border controls have proven their worth, said Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) on Saturday. The global political situation has worsened compared to that time. “We have to do everything we can to get rioters and chaotic people out of circulation from the start.”

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