DRV welcomes new “Corona law” | current tourism

The German Travel Association (DRV) welcomes the new law to strengthen vaccination prevention against Covid-19 and to change other regulations in connection with the pandemic, which the German Bundestag passed today. This means that new rules apply after the end of the pandemic situation.

The state governments may no longer single-handedly prohibit travel or overnight stays or order the closure of businesses, businesses, retail and wholesaling, unless these are catering facilities, leisure or cultural facilities or trade fairs and congresses.

With the new law, a federal state can no longer ban tourist overnight stays and bus travel. The closure of travel agencies is also a thing of the past, according to the DRV (on the closure of travel agencies in Saxony, see here). Restrictions in these areas can therefore only be made with the cooperation of the federal government. This decision ensures a higher degree of proportionality and legal certainty and should lead to “an appropriately differentiated risk monitoring in a national comparison”.

But the downside remains, according to the DRV. The changes will only apply after the law has come into force, one day after publication in the Federal Law Gazette. They also do not apply to measures taken before November 25, 2021. According to the Infection Protection Act, these can be retained until February 15, 2022.


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