The Supreme Court knocks down ‘covid passport’ to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Andalucia

The Supreme Court knocks down 'covid passport' to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Andalucia Credit: Pixabay

The Supreme Court knocks down ‘covid passport’ to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Andalucia. The Andalucian Government had hoped to use a COVID passport, but the Supreme Court has prevented this.

The Andalucian Government had hoped to use a COVID passport control entry to hotels, nightlife venues and nightclubs across Andalucia. The Supreme Court has now rejected this request. The court believes that the proposed measure “does not pass the proportionality test” and that it shows a “justification deficit”. Therefore, it has decided to stand by the decision previously taken by the Superior Court of Justice of Andalucia.

This basically means that anyone in Andalucia will not have to show a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test which was taken in the last 72 hours in order to enter nightclubs, restaurants and bars. The government of Moreno Bonilla had requested these measures, but Supreme Court have decided to overturn the request.

The decision was made on two main arguments. The first is that the measure is not sufficiently justified. For the measure to be justified the government in Andalucia would need to prove “that the so-called fifth wave originates precisely in nightlife venues.”

The second argument is one of being proportionate. The measure was intended to apply “over a large territory and in very different situations”. This meant that the measure would be used across the whole of Andalucia, and the local coronavirus situation within each territory would not be considered. The measure failed the proportionality test.

If applied the measure would have hit the hospitality sector without it ever having been proven that the main source of coronavirus infections came from this sector.

As reported 20 minutes, “Finally, the court argues that it is not possible to restrict the fundamental rights of citizens with a preventive measure such as the ‘covid passport’: ‘It is not a measure that is punctually indispensable to safeguard public health (…), but rather a preventive measure when it happens that, for the restriction of fundamental rights, mere considerations of prudence or precaution are not sufficient’, the Supreme Court argues.”

 


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    • kiwi

      19 August 2021 • 21:02

      good news nice to see some push back on these globalist scum

      Reply
    • kiwi

      19 August 2021 • 21:02

      good news nice to see some push back on these globalist scum

      Reply
    • Iska Waran

      20 August 2021 • 19:39

      A victory for freedom and sanity. Perhaps the start of a second Reconquista.

      Reply
    • Iska Waran

      20 August 2021 • 19:39

      A victory for freedom and sanity. Perhaps the start of a second Reconquista.

      Reply
    • Tea

      22 August 2021 • 13:52

      After 10yrs we will look back and thank those who were using common sense<3

      Reply
    • Tea

      22 August 2021 • 13:52

      After 10yrs we will look back and thank those who were using common sense<3

      Reply
    • Gavin

      31 August 2021 • 17:03

      Brilliant news. May the trend spread far and wide

      Reply
    • Gavin

      31 August 2021 • 17:03

      Brilliant news. May the trend spread far and wide

      Reply

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