Austria stops entry from India

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Due to the virus mutation there and rapidly increasing infection numbers, Austria is imposing entry restrictions on India starting tomorrow.

More than 300,000 new Corona infections daily – the situation in India is dramatic. Austria imposes entry restrictions for the subcontinent from tomorrow. As Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein told the Council of Ministers, there will be a landing ban on direct flights to prevent circumvention of other EU countries’ landing bans.

Those who enter Austria via transfer flights and have been in India in the last ten days will have to undergo a ten-day quarantine upon entry. Free testing after five days will be possible, but only with PCR and no longer – as before – with an antigen test. Those who do not live in Austria will be required to show a negative PCR test before traveling.

There are currently no direct scheduled flights from India to Austria. However, private and charter flights are also to be banned, as well as evasive flights to circumvent landing bans in other EU countries.

Germany, Italy and other countries have also already restricted entry from India. The aim is to prevent the spread of the “double mutant” B.1.617, which is apparently rampant there.

  • source: heute.at/picture: pixabay.com
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