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Corona-off for ski vacation? Italy calls for a Europe-wide ban - Austria reacts hard, but Söder puts pressure


Italy calls for the ski areas across Europe to be closed until January 10th. Was it that with the ski holidays? Austria responded promptly.

Italy calls for the ski areas across Europe to be closed until January 10th.

Was it that with the ski holidays?

Austria responded promptly.

  • Corona *: Italy demands that ski areas be kept closed up to and including January 10th.

  • There should be a European roadmap in this regard.

  • In Austria one does not seem to agree with this at all.

Update from November 24th, 9.45 p.m.:

No ski vacation over Christmas?

Bavaria's Prime Minister

Markus Söder

(CSU) supports the Italian advance.

“If we want to keep borders open, we also need a clear agreement on



Otherwise it will be a difficult development, ”he said on Tuesday in Munich.

Anyone who goes skiing in risk areas has to be in

quarantine for

ten days


"I would prefer we would have a uniform agreement at European level: no ski lifts open anywhere or no vacation anywhere."

Corona-off for ski holidays?

Italy calls for a Europe-wide ban - Austria reacts vehemently

First report from November 24th:

Munich / Vienna - How


Christmas be celebrated

in the

Corona year 2020


Will winter vacations be possible?

Question after question is piling up as many parts of Europe struggle with the second wave of coronavirus *.

The number of new infections * is increasing in many places or is staying at a high level.

Despite many restrictions, there still does not seem to be any reason to give the all-clear.

On Wednesday (November 25th) Angela Merkel and the country bosses will meet to decide on further corona measures.

Germany's neighboring countries



Austria in

particular are struggling with the pandemic.

The subject of

ski holidays

is hotly debated there.

Coronavirus: Conte is clouding prospects for winter holidays and Christmas - "not possible"

"It is not possible

to allow


winter vacation

, we cannot afford it," said Italy's Prime Minister

Guiseppe Conte

in an interview with the television station



The prospects for a winter vacation and a normal Christmas have thus clouded Conte.

Italy is therefore aiming, in coordination with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel * (CDU) and France's President

Emmanuel Macron, for


European roadmap

for the gradual opening of the ski areas.

According to media reports, there is agreement among the heads of government that uncoordinated and too fast openings like in the summer would be a mistake.


view of the Corona * pandemic,

Conte wants to


ski areas


until at least January 10th


The Italian regions also called for at least a transnational regulation.

If ski slopes were to be closed, this should apply to all of Europe

, said the President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, in an interview with the newspaper

"Corriere della Sera"


Corona: ski areas closed until January 10th?

- "If the EU wants that, it has to pay for it"


, which has been emphasizing for months that it wants to open the ski areas with appropriate precautions at all costs, reacted on Tuesday with vehement rejection.

The country is currently in a "hard lockdown".

“If the EU actually stipulates that the ski resorts must remain closed, then that means costs of up to two billion euros.

If the EU really wants that, then it has to pay for it, ”

said Austria's Finance Minister

Gernot Blümel

on Tuesday.

Coronavirus in Austria: "If ski areas have to remain closed ..."



, we set up a revenue substitute in the shortest possible time for all those areas that we officially closed.

If ski areas have to remain closed, then the EU has to provide compensation for skiing outages, ”demanded Blümel.

If they are closed for three weeks, the Austrian ski resorts alone are expected to lose sales of 2.4 billion euros.

80 percent revenue replacement, as received by

closed companies



because of the

corona pandemic

, means payments of around 2 billion euros, his ministry justified the bill.

Meanwhile, a doctor sharply criticized the Merkel government's measures during the corona pandemic.

* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network (dpa / mbr)

List of rubric lists: © Jean-Christophe Bott / KEYSTONE / dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-11-25

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