Is Austria Closing Up to Brits

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Is Austria Closing Up to Brits

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SwingBeep
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 21-Dec

According to the Austrian press the UK, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands will likely be classified as virus variant areas from Friday. This means that people traveling form those countries will be subject to a mandatory ten-day quarantine, which can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test. It is estimated that British aircraft are bringing in 15 new cases per day, which then travel directly to the ski resorts.

Sonofapreacher
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 21-Dec

And they think they don't already have it? All this uncertainty will affect trade but whether countries can afford to furlough again is another thing.

Iainm
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 22-Dec

It is estimated that British aircraft are bringing in 15 new cases per day, which then travel directly to the ski resorts.

That sounds like a dubious and made-up figure. I doubt this could be substantiated, especially given everyone on that plane has had a negative test and is vaccinated already (kids aside).

SwingBeep
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 22-Dec

Maybe, the figure was put out by Ulrich Elling from the Institute of Molecular Biology in Vienna https://www.oeaw.ac.at/imba/research/ulrich-elling

The tightening of the entry regulations was first reported in the Tiroler Tageszeitung https://www.tt.com/artikel/30808894/einreise-aus-grossbritannien-niederlande-und-co-ab-freitag-deutlich-erschwert (paywalled) According to the report, the ordinance will be issued today and will apply from 24 December.

J2SkiNews
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posted 22-Dec

I have given up trying to be optimistic and I guess the priority will be to protect sales to their biggest market, Germany, so expect the news will be bad. However, in normal times I would have been slightly sceptical, having not seen the original report, because all the rumour so far appears to be coming from a single leaked source so far as we can tell? Although the detail they seem to have seems to imply strong inside knowledge.
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Wongo
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 22-Dec

Wait & See, often people think Austria follows Germany but the Austrian booster programme is well ahead.

J2SkiNews
reply to 'Is Austria Closing Up to Brits'
posted 22-Dec

Info just starting to come out - so far seems if you are fully vaccinated and have had booster you can still enter with recent negative PCR test. Looks like quarantine required if you haven't had booster.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/austria-restricting-arrivals-uk-denmark-netherlands-over-omicron-2021-12-22/
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Edited 1 time. Last update at 22-Dec-2021

Topic last updated on 26-December-2021 at 12:18

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