The German state of Berlin is currently planning a curious regulation if the seven-day incidence exceeds 200. The use of domestic flights from the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, which is located in the territory of the federal state of Brandenburg, will then be prohibited. But anyone who flies internationally should not be prevented from leaving the Federal Republic of Germany.
The background to this is that German policy intends that with a seven-day incidence of over 200, freedom of movement should be restricted to 15 kilometers around the place of residence. These are counted from the respective city limits, so that Berliners can move more or less freely in their city, but in the direction of Brandenburg it should be over after 15 kilometers.
But now there is a curious fact: The planned regulation of the Berliners, which has not yet been published in the official gazette, only applies to domestic flights. You have no control whatsoever with international connections, because these are formally the responsibility of the federal government. Thus, the "flight ban for citizens" planned by the state of Berlin only applies within Germany, but not - for example - in the direction of Austria. One could almost think that the Berlin Senate does not mind if theoretically possible corona cases are "exported".
In any case, Berlin-Brandenburg Airport does not want to carry out any “controls”. A spokesman emphasized to the Berliner Zeitung that the airport “does not have any sovereign tasks” and, if necessary, the rules will be made aware of the rules on the Internet and on social media. "We will not give any speeches from the passengers," the media officer told BZ.