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Austria resumes intl travel from 13 December

After imposing a countrywide lockdown and banning access for the bulk of visitors, Austrian authorities have announced that tourist travel will resume after December 13. Due to a spike in COVID-19 infection cases, the Austrian government earlier implemented a temporary lockdown. According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, the ban went into effect on November 22, making travel to […]

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Austria: Iconic Mozartkugel sweets maker goes bankrupt

The corona crisis is also hitting the sweet side of life: the Salzburg chocolate company based in Grödig (Flachgau), for the American company Mondelez, which produces Mirabell‘s “Real Salzburg Mozartkugel”, has filed for bankruptcy.  Despite being profitable in recent years, the company has been hit hard by the corona pandemic since 2020, chief executive Christian Schügerl […]

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Austria: Nationwide full lockdown and vaccine mandate

Austria will become the first Western European country to re-impose a full coronavirus lockdown this fall to combat a new wave of infections, and will requires all its citizens to be vaccinated from February, his government announced on Friday. About two-thirds of Austria‘s population is fully immunized against Covid19, one of the lowest rates in […]

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Austria: Full lockdown in Salzburg and Upper Austria

  The regions of Salzburg and Upper Austria will begin a full lockdown from Monday,22 November, 2021, which regional leaders say will last “several weeks” but hope to end by Christmas. There is no choice but to order a complete blockade of the region, Salzburg governor Wilfried Haslauer said Thursday afternoon at a news conference. […]

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Austria: Albertina Museum in Vienna

  With around 65,000 drawings and more than a million old master prints, the Albertina is a mightily impressive collection of art. Located in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria, it houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.   […]

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Graz: The Fashionable Austrian Baroque City

  Graz is the capital of Styria in southern Austria. Its center is Hauptplatz, the main square of the Medieval Old Town.  The cheapest nicest hotels in Graz. View deals on Tripadvisor     Shops and restaurants are scattered across the narrow streets, combining Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles.  A cable car leads to Schlossberg […]

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Austria bans entry of travelers from US

  Due to the Austrian government‘s removal of the country from its safe countries list, UScitizens will no longer be allowed to enter the country unless they can show proof of vaccination or recovery. Only individuals injected with the authorised COVID vaccinations, which include the European Medicines Agency, will be authorized to enter Austria starting […]

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Austria: COVID tests required for unvaccinated travelers from 3 countries

  Travellers from three European Union nations – the Netherlands, Spain, and Cyprus – who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 and haven’t recently been infected with the virus will need to provide confirmation of COVID-19 test results when they arrive in Austria.   “As of 3 August, the following extra entry restrictions apply to visitors […]

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Austria lifts COVID-19 limitations by July 1st

  Further limitations on the coronavirus are set to expire on July 1, and a curfew will be implemented as a result of the crisis termination. According to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, this implies that the hospitality business will be able to reopen to consumers in the evenings, albeit at a reduced capacity at first. He […]

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Austria: Quarantine-free travel for ten countries citizens

The Austrian government has stated that visitors from dozens of countries with low COVID-19 infection rates would be permitted to enter the country for tourism purposes without having to go through quarantine.   As a result, visitors from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, […]

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Austria: Tension rises between government and Islamic organisations

  A top Muslim organisation in Austria wants to sue Chancellor Sebastian Kurz‘s administration for releasing a divisive “Islam map”.   Muslim Youth Austria, according to Austrian media sources, chastised the government for releasing a “political Islam map” that shows the locations of mosques and Muslim organisations around the country.   On Saturday, the organisation […]

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Austria will gradually relax outdoor restrictions

  The first step of the “green pass” in Austria will begin on May 19th. To go out to a restaurant, you must provide proof that you have been vaccinated, checked, or recovered. PCR tests will be valid for three days, antigen tests will be valid for two days, and digital self-checks should be available […]

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