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Check the facts – here’s what migrants need to know

COVID-19: important information

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.

No, migrants in Libyan detention centers are not more likely to be resettled in Europe

In Libya, traffickers allegedly make migrants pay for a place in a closed detention center. They claim this is a fast-track method for the migrants to be evacuated and resettled in Europe. This information is false, but several hundred people have already fallen victim to the scam.

True or false?

Will Germany grant asylum to 25 percent of all refugees coming to Europe via Italy?

No

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.

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True or false?

Is it possible to apply again for asylum in another EU country?

No

Even though refugees sometimes hope to improve their situation by moving from one EU country to the other, they do not have the right to apply for asylum again in another EU country.

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