Dutch people who have to regularly go to Germany for their work can now test themselves for Coronavirus in Germany for free. This was announced by the German Ministry of Health.
Based on the number of injuries, Germany has considered the Netherlands a high-risk region since April 6. The borders are closed, but there is an exception that applies to Dutch people working in Germany. They are still allowed to cross borders if they do a quick test and show negative.
The problem is that there are very few options in the Netherlands to conduct such a quick test in an official body. The cost of recognized commercial exams is 60 euros each time. And that’s almost all while in Germany, every general practitioner and veterinarian offers a free quick test. In the German border town of Cleves alone, not far from Nijmegen, there are 154 places where you can take such a quick test, according to Omroep Gelderland.
There are an estimated tens of thousands of Dutch working in the German border region. Along with their employers Travelers across borders Lobby creation is now successful. The costs are borne by the German Ministry, and the Dutch can take the test for free each time. They must be able to prove that they are working in Germany.