Travel bans due to Corona: All that is necessary

It is the big cudgel in the fight against the pandemic in the Federal government and the countries currently being discussed. Exit barriers for people from high

Travel bans due to Corona: All that is necessary

It is the big cudgel in the fight against the pandemic in the Federal government and the countries currently being discussed. Exit barriers for people from high-risk areas, to be able to a mass outbreak, most recently in the district of Gütersloh quickly contain it. The images of police barriers, no Fences, and desperate people behind it are easy to imagine. As well as the ease of feeling on the other hand, the Virus remains under control.

However, beyond this maximum scenario, which is painted on the wall, we can look to the experiences of the last months of sobriety to the Situation. Such an analysis reveals, first, that the closure of a larger area was also in Gütersloh, Germany, is not so necessary. The local health authorities responded quickly and in a goal-oriented, they drove the test capacities with outside help and managed to isolate the outbreak flock to the hottest action, that all residential blocks under quarantine and Fences secured were made. Because in the past, the infection protection act, that in the worst case, whole areas are sealed off – the competent authorities must take all "necessary protection measures" how far that may go.

A sober view of the action is also the practical difficulties in the view that would be an "exit barrier" for certain areas – who would control enforcement, who distinguish the necessary from the less necessary trips? Finally, the view on the jurisprudence of the Corona feeds-measures of doubt, to a General travel ban for all circuits: recently, the higher administrative court of Münster had made quite clear that all restrictions must be precise and as detailed as possible, so that as few "innocent bystanders" are affected.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 08:20

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