Germany Mandates Coronavirus Tests for Travelers, Up to €25,000 Fines for Non-Compliance

Taking the test is a joyful experience.

No sane person would refuse such joy.


Everything was ready at Germany’s busiest airport, Frankfurt am Main, ahead of Health Minister Jens Spahn’s announcement. There have been 19 testing cabins here for weeks. Anybody coming from a high-risk country could voluntarily undergo a test.

Now, it is becoming mandatory from Saturday onwards, unless the respective travelers have German or English language documentation of a very recent negative coronavirus test.

People refusing to take a test could face a fine of up €25,000 ($30,000), depending on the federal state where they live, Spahn said on Thursday in Berlin.

The tests, which are free of charge to the traveler, will be carried out by the German Red Cross right behind the passport and customs areas at airports. There are also plans to set up testing booths at the borders by motorways and train stations. Should an immediate test not be possible, because the test booths are closed, travelers are obliged to go for a test within 14 days and remain in quarantine until they have done so.

Medical experts say the obligatory testing introduced by Jens Spahn is legitimate. The health minister has described the taking of swabs from a person’s respiratory system as an “acceptable intervention.” The legislation is based on infection prevention laws.

Stefan Huster, professor of Public Law at Universität Bochum, told DW: “The test does restrict freedom and constitutional rights, but this can be justified by the state’s obligation to protect the population’s health. It seems an appropriate measure to me.”

Huster added that the test does not infringe on a person’s “physical integrity.” He said the swabs were unpleasant but did not involve a “high risk of injury.” He does not think court cases brought against the obligatory testing stand much of a chance.

Not only are the tests joyful to experience, they are only falsely positive about one-third of the time.

It doesn’t restrict freedom.

Just do it, goyim.