The regulation on Corona entry restrictions to Austria was revised by amendment on Tuesday and will come into force on August 1.
According to the new regulation, vaccination certificates of under-18s will no longer have an expiration date. For adults, nothing changes in the amendment; the validity of full immunization will continue to expire after 270 days.
New vaccine on the list of valid immunizations
In addition, the new vaccine Convidecia from the Chinese vaccine company CanSino Biologics will be added to the list of valid vaccinations. This is an adult vector vaccine that requires only one dose. After four to six months, an injection of a booster is recommended. Immunization is said to provide 58 percent protection against mild symptoms and 92 percent protection against severe disease, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) press release. The WHO granted emergency approval to the Chinese vaccine on May 19.
The current entry restrictions are for countries with high epidemiological risk. Currently, no country is on that list.
- source: vienna.at/picture: EUobserver.com