Austria relaxes entry rules for Brits

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By Lisa James
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Austria is relaxing entry restrictions from next week.

The country is scrapping its virus variant list – which puts extra travel restrictions on visitors from some countries, including the UK – at midnight on Sunday.

From Monday, UK travellers who have had either two or three vaccine jabs will be able to enter without quarantine.

British arrivals who have not yet had a booster will need to show a negative PCR test result taken within the past 72 hours.

Under 12s will not need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a PCR test, if accompanied by adults who are fully vaccinated with two doses.

An update on the site says: “No more variant countries from Monday, 24 January.”

It adds that restaurants, cafes and inns have a 10pm curfew; bars and clubs remain closed and ‘apres-ski is not possible’.

Different rules apply for Vienna, where bars and clubs remain closed.

From 1 February, Austria will shorten the validity of vaccination acceptance.

Currently proof of two-dose vaccinations are valid for 270 days to enter Austria but, from next month the validity of second vaccination will be reduced to 180 days. The booster jab remains valid for 270 days.

For more details, see here.

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