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Austria introduces the 2G rule - what holidaymakers now have to pay attention to


Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona cases, Austria is introducing the 2G rule nationwide. Vacationers are also affected by the measures.

Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona cases, Austria is introducing the 2G rule nationwide.

Vacationers are also affected by the measures.

In the past few days, Austria has again transmitted worrying numbers of corona cases: On Thursday (November 4), according to the Austrian Food Safety Agency (AGES), a total of 9,899 new infections with the virus were reported - one of the highest values ​​since the beginning of the pandemic.

The incidence nationwide is currently 599.6 (as of November 7).

"The dynamism is extraordinary, and the occupancy rates in the intensive care beds are increasing significantly faster than expected," said Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, according to some media reports.

Therefore, Austria * is now introducing the 2G rule for the entire country.

"It is simply our responsibility to protect the people in our country," the politician said.

Holidays in Austria: The 2G rule applies here with immediate effect

In detail, the new Corona measures should look like this:

Wherever the 3G rule previously applied, access is now only permitted for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered


This affects the body-oriented services such as visiting the hairdresser as well as gastronomy, clubs, Christmas markets, theaters, cinemas, sports and leisure facilities - as well as



This means that holidaymakers who have planned an overnight stay are now only admitted with a proof of vaccination or recovery.

The 2G rule must now also be adhered to for events with more than 25 participants.

Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the obligation to provide evidence.

However, 3G should still be possible at work, as the Austrian government explains.

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Corona restrictions can also apply to vaccinated people


transition period is to

apply until

December 6th

: Until then,


who have been

vaccinated for the first time with an additional PCR test will

also have access in accordance with the 2G rule.

But even

those who are

fully vaccinated cannot sit back and relax: From December 6th, the

Green Passport should only be valid for nine months after the 2nd vaccination

- afterwards a booster

vaccination is

required in order to continue to receive a vaccination certificate.

Anyone who has been vaccinated with a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need a second dose from January 3, 2022 for a valid Green Passport.

Currently, almost 65 percent of the Austrian population are considered fully vaccinated.

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: Skiing 2021/22: Where is a ski holiday possible in the coming season? 

What applies to entering Austria

The entry rules have not yet changed: From Austria's point of view, Germany is one of the countries listed in Annex 1. This means that entry is possible without registration.

Nevertheless, travelers have to provide proof of 3G - i.e. either vaccinated, recovered or tested.

A rapid antigen test that is not more than 48 hours old and a PCR test that is not more than 72 hours old are permitted.

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Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-11-08

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