Germany has temporarily introduced checks at its internal EU borders with Austria, France, Luxembourg and Denmark, and at its border with Switzerland. It is still possible to submit applications for asylum at the German border via the Federal Police. Some states have already imposed entry bans or special checks for certain groups of persons or flights arriving from specific regions. This partly also affects travellers departing Germany who are voluntarily leaving the country under the REAG/GARP programme. For more information, visit www.returningfromgermany.de.
Will Germany grant asylum to 25 percent of all refugees coming to Europe via Italy?
Germany and a number of EU member states have agreed on a temporary emergency mechanism for rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. However, this does not foresee fixed quotas for refugees that Germany would take from Italy.