Karlsruhe rejects an urgent application against the ban on accommodation

Hotel, via dts
Hotel, via dts
The Federal Constitutional Court has rejected an application by a family from Tübingen against the ban on lodging in Schleswig-Holstein.

The Karlsruhe judges announced on Thursday that the application was inadmissible because the necessary explanations were missing. The applicants had neither dealt in depth with the regulation itself nor with the arguments that speak for and against a factually and temporally limited accommodation ban.

The applicants would not have justified why it would not be possible for them to obtain a test for an infection with the coronavirus. Overall, a ban on accommodation causes serious encroachments on fundamental rights, especially those of the accommodation providers, which can only be justified if they are proportionate as a measure to combat pandemics, according to the constitutional court. It said that the competent chamber had no more to decide on whether the state prohibition under attack in the case should be suspended or whether it was compatible with the Basic Law.

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Eine Familie aus Tübingen hatte den Eintrag gegen die in Schleswig-Holstein geltenden Vorschriften eingereicht. Sie wollte in Schleswig-Holstein urlaub machen. Da der Landkreis Tübingen aktuell aufgrund mehr als 50 Sars-Cov-2-Neuinfektionen je 100.000 Einwohner binnen sieben Tagen als Risikogebiet gilt, hätte die Familie einen negativen „Corona-Test“ vorlegen müssen, der nicht älter als 48 Stunden ist.

Die Verfassungsrichter argumentierten, dass ein Beherbergungsverbot zwar schwerwiegende Eingriffe in die Grundrechte seien, jedoch als Maßnahme für die Pandemiebekämpfung gerechtfertigt werden, sofern sie „verhältnismäßig“ sind.

The Karlsruhe judges did not decide whether the so-called ban on accommodation is fundamentally unobjectionable.