Obligation to vaccinate in Austria: Does it also apply to holidaymakers?
Created: 01/27/2022, 11:24 am
By: Franziska Kaindl
Austria has decided to make vaccination compulsory.
The Austrian government has decided to make vaccination compulsory for February.
You can find out here whether this also applies to holidaymakers.
Austria* wants to introduce
general compulsory vaccination
from the beginning of February . However, a
is to apply until March 15
to give the unvaccinated the opportunity to vaccinate in good time, as reported by the
. Anyone who then gets into a police check and cannot present proof of vaccination can
fine of up to 600 euros
. The fine will be taken back if the person concerned still gets vaccinated within two weeks of the check, like
If you object to the fine, a fine of up to 3,600 euros can then be imposed in court proceedings.
For unvaccinated tourists who like to go on vacation in Austria, the question arises: Does the obligation to vaccinate also apply to us?
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Vaccination obligation in Austria: These corona rules currently apply to tourists
Currently, tourists in Austria
are not directly affected by compulsory vaccination
Entry is currently restricted to
vaccinated and recovered (2G)
Those who are not boosted must also submit a negative PCR test.
The corresponding entry regulation is still in force until February 28, 2022 - so it expires during the transition period.
What comes after that is not yet known.
Currently, only children under the age of 12 and school-age children who are not vaccinated or have recovered but can present a Ninja Pass (regular testing) are exempt from the obligation to provide proof.
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In the country itself, people who are neither vaccinated nor recovered have a hard time: the 2G rule has been in force in large parts of public life since January 11th.
The proof must be presented when entering a shop at the latest at the checkout.
There is an exception for pregnant women with a PCR test, as well as for shops providing basic services - for example supermarkets or pharmacies.
However, only people with 2G proof have access to hotels, restaurants, cultural events or cable cars.
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