Austrians sounded the alarm in the refugee drama on the border – Upper Austria

At a freight yard not far from the Austrian border, the police managed to rescue several refugees, including children.

In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, the federal police in Passau (Bavaria) freed eight refugees from a sealed container on a freight train. The prisoners had shouted loudly for help.

A witness from Upper Austria had already become aware of the people’s cries for help at the Schärding train station. When a train was leaving, the Upper Austrian noticed desperate calls from the container, whereupon he informed the police.

At the freight station in Passau, the officials there then took hold. The federal police opened the container and freed eight people, including a 9-year-old Algerian boy, his 16-year-old sister and the 44-year-old mother.

Train came from Turkey

The refugees had already been in the container for a few days. The mother and her two children have already been to Serbia (according to the “Image”) got on board and had been locked in the train for four days.

The other five people were two Moroccans (22 and 26 years old), a Jordanian (50), an Algerian (30) and a Libyan (30). The adults were doing fine, given the circumstances. The train they were on had apparently started in Turkey.

Since entry into Germany was illegal, the refugees are now being brought back to Austria. Investigations into smuggling foreigners under life-threatening conditions have been initiated, with unknown perpetrators being investigated.

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Holidays in Italy 2020: overview of corona and entry rules

IItaly was particularly hard hit by Covid-19, but the situation has now eased considerably. German tourists can spend their holidays again in the popular holiday destination. Already on June 3, Italy opened its borders to vacationers from the other 26 EU countries as well as other countries such as Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland.

Virus quarantine of two weeks is no longer required unless you have been in another country in the previous 14 days. In addition, the Italians are free to travel back and forth between the 20 regions themselves.

International air traffic is gradually resuming, as the Federal Foreign Office informs, for example there are connections with Lufthansa, Alitalia and Eurowings. Deutsche Bahn trains are returning to Italy. Arrival by car is possible from Germany via Austria or Switzerland. Flixbus long-distance buses have been traveling between Italy and Germany since June 18.

Measure fever at the airport

At airports, train stations, in museums and in many other places, including restaurants, travelers have to reckon with a scanner to measure fever. For example, airlines are even obliged to measure the body temperature of all travelers entering Italy.

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Strict distance and hygiene regulations apply everywhere, for example on the beach, in restaurants and in hotels. These can vary from region to region and may be changed by the municipalities depending on the situation.

Holidaymakers can find current information, for example, on the website of the Federal Foreign Office (, on special pages on the Italian tourism website (, on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( en /) and on the website of the Italian embassy in Berlin (

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Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera: The villages on the coast are a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Masks and gloves are mandatory in many places, for example in shops. In the Lombardy region, mouth-to-nose coverings are compulsory in all public spaces, as are gloves in shops. Violations can sometimes result in high fines. In general, distance rules of one to two meters between people apply.

Restaurants and sights open

Cafés, bars, restaurants, hairdressing salons and cosmetic studios as well as boutiques and other retail shops have been able to welcome customers in many places since May 18. Museums and libraries can also open again.

Important sights can now be visited again. The Colosseum in Rome reopened its gates in early June after around three months of the Corona lock and the Leaning Tower of Pisa can be visited again in Tuscany.

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Since June 15, cultural events have also been allowed to take place in public or private locations, subject to security measures with limited participants.

You can also go back to the beach or meet friends. Services are also allowed again. Distance rules apply to all activities. Masks are generally mandatory in closed rooms or where a minimum distance of one meter cannot be guaranteed.

Corona measures on beaches in Italy

For the visit to beaches, a complex guide was presented, which should apply throughout Italy. Each parasol should have a space of ten square meters around it. Sun beds without a parasol must be 1.5 meters apart and disinfected after each change of ownership.

Bookings for access to beach resorts are designed to prevent people from frying too close together in the sun. Disinfectants must be available everywhere in hotels.

To Sardinia only by appointment

The various regions and municipalities in Italy can issue their own rules on infection protection depending on their individual situation. This also applies to entry into your area.

For example, holidaymakers who want to go to Sardinia by plane or ship must register 48 hours before arrival. The Regione Autònoma de Sardegna has provided information in Italian and German for this purpose. For Calabria ( and Puglia ( it is necessary to register in advance. For Sicily, registration via the online form ( is required, alternatively, this can also be done using the SiciliaSiCura app.

As the measures in the regions can change, the Federal Foreign Office recommends holidaymakers to inquire in the target region about any different rules, in particular about any registration that may be necessary before entering the country.

Veneto advertises “Covid-free” vacation

The Veneto region with the Unesco city of Venice advertised in advance for German vacationers. “We are open, we are the region that immediately reopened the beaches,” said regional president Luca Zaia in Rome. “We are ready to receive people from all over the world.”

Veneto is like “a home” for Germans and Austrians. Many people in the region would also speak German. He guarantees all travelers a “Covid-free” vacation because the region’s health system is excellent. “I’m optimistic about the summer season.”

South Tyrol has its own rules for vacationers

South Tyrol had already decided in May for a special way to lift restrictions in the region. The hotels and the cable cars opened as early as May 25th.

Here too, distance rules and other safety precautions are used. These can be found on the official tourism website of the IDM Südtirol (

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So whoever is on the move must keep a meter away from people with whom he does not live. In closed rooms, a distance of at least one meter is also mandatory. If this cannot be observed, mouth-nose protection must be worn.

The minimum distance as well as the wearing of masks is mandatory in public transport. Access regulations are intended to avoid overcrowding.

Corona tests for hotel employees – and guests

Employees in hotels and other tourist businesses should be tested weekly, said South Tyrolean Prime Minister Arno Kompscher in May. The healthcare company pays the costs.

Guest businesses in South Tyrol should also be able to offer Corona rapid tests as a service to their guests on a voluntary basis.

Accommodation limits the number of guests

Special conditions apply to the accommodations. In addition to the rules that also apply in general, this includes restrictions on the number of people: in communal areas, swimming pools and wellness areas, the 1:10 rule applies (ten square meters per person).

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In the dining rooms and bar area, however, only as many guests are allowed as there are seats. Clearance rules apply between the tables. No masks have to be worn at the table.

Outdoor swimming pools, indoor pools, saunas, climbing halls and other leisure facilities are now open again, whereby safety measures apply to employees and guests.

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Serious accident at Zoo station: off-road vehicle driver again free

Evidence of evidence after the accident in Berlin
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After a serious accident in Berlin, the driver is no longer investigated for attempted manslaughter. Three homeless men had been seriously injured, three passers-by had suffered minor injuries.

NAfter a serious accident at Berlin Zoo station with six injuries, the driver of an off-road vehicle is again at large. It is no longer being investigated for attempted manslaughter, a police spokesman said on Monday. However, the investigation into dangerous interference in road traffic continued.

The 24-year-old was arrested on Sunday morning after the accident, and was not injured. The driver had lost control of the off-road vehicle and had raced into a group of people. Three homeless men were seriously injured, three passers-by suffered minor injuries.

So far, there is no evidence that the driver wanted to flee the scene of the accident, said the police spokesman. There was also no evidence that he drove the car into the group with suicidal intent. A breath alcohol test on the 24-year-old had shown, according to information, about 0.7 per mille. The car was confiscated.

So far, there is no evidence of a possible political or religious motivation, it said.


The federal government is negotiating the buyback of Museum Hamburger Bahnhof

DThe federal government is negotiating a buyback of the Berlin Museum of the Present. “The federal government is aiming to acquire the Hamburg train station,” confirmed a spokesman for Minister of Culture Monika Grütters on Sunday in Berlin.

The Hamburger Bahnhof – museum for the present is the largest house of the Nationalgalerie and shows collections of contemporary art, which are among the most important publicly shown collections worldwide.

The property is now to be bought up by the Federal Real Estate Agency (BImA). Subsequently, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, to which the State Museums belong, is to rent the Hamburger Bahnhof.

The negotiations between the federal government and the private investor CA Immo, who had acquired the entire property near the main train station some time ago, “are on the right track,” it said. Grütters had already spoken to the management board of BImA and CA Immo.

After the planned purchase, the Hamburger Bahnhof is to be renovated. An extension is also planned. “There is still no reliable schedule and financing plan for this,” it said.

With the demolition of the neighboring Rieckhallen planned by CA Immo, the Hamburger Bahnhof is about to lose the “Flick Collection”. There is no extension of the loan agreement for the collection of the controversial entrepreneur Friedrich Christian Flick.