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ARCHIV - Deutsche Polizeibeamte blockieren den Grenzübergang Moldau/ Neurehefeld im Erzgebirge mit einem Einsatzfahrzeug, nachdem die Einreise-Kontrollen aufgrund der Coronavirus-Situation verschärft worden waren. Deutschland gerät wegen der verschärften Einreiseregeln für Tschechien, die Slowakei und Tirol immer stärker unter Druck. Foto: Ondøej Hájek/CTK/dpa
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Germany extends pandemic border restrictions

Border restrictions banning the vast majority of people from entering from the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol are to now remain in place until March 3.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY SERENE ASSIR Syrian refugees and migrants walk in a field to cross the border between Greece and F.Y.R. of Macedonia on August 29, 2015. When an Iraqi refugee couple who survived a hellish journey through the Balkans crossed the border into Germany with their baby, they celebrated that their dream of a "beautiful life" far from bombs seemed finally within reach. On the plush train from Vienna that refugees, businessmen and tourists shared, Ahmad and Alia from Baghdad laughed as they looked back on their nightmarish week-long odyssey from Turkey to Greece, then Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria. All their difficulties, they hoped, were behind them now, the LCD route map on the evening train showing they were inside Germany and out of danger. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)
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Europe still mired in division after migrant crisis

Since taking in more than a million people fleeing war and poverty in 2015, Europe has stepped up border controls but still falls short on common migration and asylum policies