Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania stops quarantine requirements in tourism

A couple is waiting at the airport, via dts
A couple is waiting at the airport, via dts
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's state government and the tourism industry agreed on Saturday that a current negative corona test is sufficient for holidays in the northeast from Wednesday.

The quarantine of at least five days that was previously required and a subsequent second test are no longer required. This regulation has so far only applied in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and has caused severe criticism.

Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) has now given way to negative judgments on the ban on accommodation in a number of other federal states. After the meeting of the prime ministers in the Chancellery on Wednesday, Schwesig had promised easing. The now agreed regulation with a negative test, which must not be older than 48 hours, had been confirmed by the courts in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. The Greifswald court had announced that it would decide at the beginning of the week on three urgent applications against the quarantine rules in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.