Borkum (dpa / lni) - The East Frisian Islands welcome the gradual opening of tourism in Lower Saxony planned by the state government.

"I am very happy and relieved that after more than six months of closure there is finally another perspective - albeit only gradually," said the managing director of the Ostfriesische Insel GmbH marketing company, Göran Sell, on Tuesday.

"We look forward to the fact that the establishments open again and that we can welcome guests to our islands."

According to plans that the state government presented on Tuesday, the new Corona regulation should allow easing in counties and large cities with a stable seven-day incidence below 100 from next week.

Tourist overnight stays in hotels, holiday apartments and campsites should be allowed again - initially, however, probably for three weeks only for the residents of Lower Saxony and combined with a negative rapid test or a vaccination certificate.

The seven East Frisian Islands belong to the districts of Friesland, Wittmund, Aurich and Jever.

The seven-day incidence there has been well below the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for days.

The districts of Friesland and Wittmund were recently even among the districts with the lowest corona values ​​nationwide.


The islands see themselves ready for a new start - also because mandatory testing, digital tracking and hygiene concepts were already included in an opening concept initially presented by the islands.

There is a "high degree of agreement" between the planned specifications of the new regulation and the island's own opening concept, said Sell.

"In this respect, we are very well prepared."

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