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After the court ruling in North Rhine-Westphalia: the federal government is examining adjustments to travel warnings - are there any easing?

2020-12-04T00:41:46.576Z

A court ruling in North Rhine-Westphalia has lifted the quarantine requirement for travelers returning from Corona risk areas. Now the federal government is considering changes.



A court ruling in North Rhine-Westphalia has lifted the quarantine requirement for travelers returning from Corona risk areas.

Now the federal government is considering changes.

Corona: Federal government is considering changes to travel warnings and quarantine

Update from December 2, 2020

: "The federal government is currently examining the extent to which the

procedure for designating risk

areas should be

adapted

," according to a request from

Welt.de

from the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Currently, a 7-day incidence of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants decides whether a country is classified as a risk area.

But factors such as test capacities or the utilization of hospitals also play a role.

So far, however, no attention has been paid to how to proceed if the infection rate at home in Germany is just as high or even higher than in the country you are visiting.

The trigger for the review of the procedure is a

court ruling from North Rhine-Westphalia

.

Here a man successfully sued the quarantine after returning from a risk area.

The plaintiff had stayed in Ibiza before returning to Germany and should have been quarantined in this country.

However, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the Balearic Islands at the time of the trip was significantly lower than that in his home town of Bielefeld.

Adjusting the designation of risk countries could also have an

impact on the current quarantine measures

.

"Of course, we will examine whether in pattern Quarantine Regulation of adaptation needs," said Union Group Vice Thorsten Frei (CDU) in this regard, according

Welt.de

.

The ordinance is an orientation for the quarantine ordinances of the federal states. If there are any changes, all state ordinances would probably have to be checked.

However, the Ministry of Health in Bavaria has already signaled that it does not believe in a new regulation.

According to

Welt.de, the

court ruling in North Rhine-Westphalia has no legal impact on the Bavarian entry quarantine regulation

.

The Bavarian Administrative Court has not yet objected to the legality of the regulation per se.

Court ruling lifts quarantine for travelers returning to NRW

Original message from November 24, 2020

: Currently, travelers who come

back to Germany

from a

corona risk

area are subject to strict quarantine regulations *: Entrants have to go into self-isolation for ten days and can only shorten this with a negative corona test - however, this may only take place five days after entry.

Thus, those returning from vacation spend at least five days in quarantine.

In addition, those affected must register online beforehand.

A man from Bielefeld has now sued against it - with success.

Quarantine for travelers returning: the court in North Rhine-Westphalia approves the plaintiff

According to a

court ruling in North Rhine-Westphalia

, travelers returning from risk areas no longer have to be quarantined for the time being.

The NRW Ministry of Health suspended the corona entry regulation a few hours after the verdict of the Higher Administrative Court in Münster (OVG) was announced.

At the request of the German Press Agency, the spokeswoman for the ministry said on Friday evening: "Since the OVG has expressed major concerns about the central provisions of the ordinance and has overruled them, the entire ordinance is no longer applicable with immediate effect."

The plaintiff from Bielefeld had

stayed

in

Ibiza

until November 13th

and then traveled to Tenerife.

When he planned to return on November 22nd, he would have had to go into quarantine - although the

number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the Balearic Islands is significantly lower than in Bielefeld

.

For this reason, he defended himself against the quarantine regulation in court - and he was right.

In the opinion of the Higher Administrative Court, the quarantine is currently not a suitable means of containing the corona pandemic, because the country has not taken into account that travelers returning from countries with lower numbers of infections are exposed to a higher risk of infection at their place of residence at home.

The decision is not contestable (Az: 13 B 1770 / 20.NE).

Also interesting

: Corona lockdown in Germany: is vacation in December possible?

Quarantine lifted after returning home in North Rhine-Westphalia: What does this mean for the other federal states?

In the other federal states, the

quarantine obligation

continues to apply

when returning from risk areas

.

Whether the entry regulation will also be overturned elsewhere is questionable for the time being: On Wednesday, the Prime Ministers want to discuss the current Corona measures with the Chancellor and are likely to extend them.

The entry regulations could also be examined again.

(fk) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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Source: merkur

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