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Easter holiday: “would destroy everything we have achieved”

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU)

Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU)

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Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) sees no chance for travel and tourism in the next few weeks.

“I am in favor of speaking truths: Unfortunately, there can be no Easter holiday in Germany this year,” he told “Bild am Sonntag”. Too much mobility in April is poison. “We would destroy everything that we have achieved since mid-December.”

A return to normality like in autumn would also lead to an explosion in the number of infections like in November and December. “The result would be a hard lockdown like in spring. We absolutely have to avoid that. “

The Federal Government’s tourism officer gives hope for summer vacation

The federal government’s tourism commissioner, Thomas Bareiß (CDU) had at least made hope for a summer vacation in an interview with NewsABC.net a week ago.

Even if the long long-distance trip is not possible because of uncertain infection data and delay in vaccination. “The classic package tour in Greece, Turkey, Mallorca, that will be safe with appropriate hygiene and infection protection precautions. The same may also apply to long-distance travel, such as to the USA, ”said Bareiß.

In regions with very different infection levels such as Egypt, individual regions could be released for vacationers and then served by airlines selectively. The tourism expert calls this so-called “travel corridors”. If, for example, the number of infections is low on the Red Sea, the airlines could fly to this destination selectively, while the rest of the country would remain a risk area.

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