Corona crisis: court overturns Easter travel ban for residents of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Inhabitants of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern may not make it to Easter now, but day trips to the Baltic Islands, to the coast and in the lakes. The higher administrative court of Greifswald tipped on Thursday surprisingly, in two summary proceedings, the state government had a travel ban for the local population.

As the court said in the evening, the controversial clause 4a of the Ordinance on measures to control the spread of the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 up to a decision, in the main, except for law enforcement. This clause was only on Wednesday included in the regulations to clarify the prohibited destinations.

For tourists, the ban still applies

Accordingly, Mecklenburg, were from good Friday to Easter Monday for residents-Vorpommern, trips to the Baltic Islands, to the Peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst, in the municipalities directly on the Baltic sea and the Bodden waters and to tourism centres in the Mecklenburg lake district has been banned. Thus, the government wanted to enforce the implementation of contact constraints, in particular over the holidays.

For tourists from other States in a ban on entry to the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at least up to the 19 already since the middle of March. April remains. Included is a ban on the use of apartments, the external as a secondary residence to serve.

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