Germany will reintroduce controls on its Bavaria-Austria border to cope with a continuing rise of migrants, a top government official said Sunday.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said during a press briefing that “Germany has shown a willingness to help, but this must not be overstretched,” calling on others to “take responsibility.”
The precise extent of the measures is yet to be made clear, but de Maiziere confirmed there will be travel restrictions on rail, and other transport, as well as on the border. But he acknowledged these actions “will not solve everything.”
With over 13,000 migrants arriving into Munich alone on Saturday, Germany’s vice-chancellor has previously said the country was “at the limit of its capabilities,” and will be unable to cope with the 800,000 migrants to arrive this year.