A 20 year old American flew to Frankfurt and attempted to sneak past airport security point by posing as a janitor. The man was apparently trying to circumvent the coronavirus pandemic restrictions to see his girlfriend. Germany maintains an air traffic connection with the US but most US nationals are not allowed to enter the country under current travel restrictions. The German government makes exceptions for residents of German and or family members of German nationals.
The young man flew into Frankfurt Airport on Sunday and then proceeded to disguise himself as service staff trying to get past airport security. Donned in a reflective vest, he grabbed to black trash cans and headed towards the check point pretending he was emptying trash cans. A watchful employee noticed the man’s awkward behaviorisms and the fact he has no security ID and that he could also not speak German. The employee informed the police who detained the man.
When questioned by the police, the man admitted that he hatched the plot because he saw no legal possibility to see his Germany-based girlfriend. According to the police, the man would still not be able to enter the country even if he managed to sneak past the security checkpoint, as he would still be in the airport’s transit area and would need to go through a separate checkpoint managed by the border police.
The man was placed on a US-bound flight on Monday, the authorities confirmed.