AUSTRIA is lifting travel restrictions on Britons, just weeks after reintroducing strict Covid rules.
The UK has been added to the country’s “virus variants list” in December due to the strain Omicron.
This means that all arrivals must receive a booster shot so they can avoid a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
While the booster scheme has been rolled out across the UK, teenagers are only just starting to be offered a third trial.
From Monday, however, visitors from the UK to Austria will only need two spikes, not three, to avoid quarantine.
Anyone with just two stings will need a negative PCR test within 72 hours – boosted Britons don’t need this.
Children are exempt, with anyone under the age of 12 who does not need a vaccination or Covid test to enter.
There are rules regarding the use of the NHS Covid card while in the country, which is needed to enter most locations.
The Austrian website states: “From 1 February 2022, the two-dose vaccination is only valid for 180 days while in Austria.
“However, for ENTERING, 270 days remain the same. The booster shot is valid for 270 days in both cases.”
Cyprus has also relaxed some of their travel restrictions, and now accept lateral flow from the British into this country.
The The UK has lifted some travel restrictions, including pre-departure tests.
Britons returning to the UK only need a two-day test, possibly a lateral flow, and do not need to be quarantined while they await results.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8237496/europe-travel-rules-austria-covid-booster/ Another European holiday hotspot lifts travel restrictions for Britons