Corona pandemic in Germany: Federal government is considering preventing holiday trips abroad – politics


Can trips to popular holiday areas abroad be prevented? The federal government is now examining this. (Symbol image) Photo: LICHTGUT / Leif Piechowski / Leif Piechowski

In particular, the subject of Mallorca holidays has caused divided opinions. It is now to be checked whether trips to popular holiday areas abroad can be temporarily prevented due to the corona pandemic.

Berlin – As a measure against the further spread of the corona virus, the federal government is examining the temporary ban on holiday trips abroad. There is “an order to check whether there is the possibility of temporarily preventing trips to popular holiday areas abroad,” said Deputy Government Spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer on Wednesday in Berlin. But there are “major constitutional hurdles,” she added restrictively.

In Germany, there has been intensive discussion for days about the extent to which vacation trips abroad are even allowed in view of the pandemic. The debate was sparked by the decision of the federal government not to classify the island of Mallorca as a corona risk area from March 12th.

Bookings for the island immediately rose sharply. This had triggered incomprehension and criticism – especially in view of the fact that travel in Germany is currently still hardly possible due to the corona protection precautions.

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