Vienna. Austria is currently at the beginning of the next corona wave: The seven-day incidence is 160.6 (as of September 17), and the vaccination campaign has stalled at around 60 percent. In order to prevent a long and tough lockdown like last autumn, the Austrian government decided to tighten the corona rules at the beginning of September. The measures mainly affect people who have not been vaccinated. Specifically, there are three levels of eating that die from intensive care unit utilization.
FFP2 compulsory in public transport
The measures of the first stage, which come into force with a bed occupancy of 10 percent, have been in effect since September 15: As the Austrian “courier“Says, antigen tests have only been valid for 24 hours. People who have not been vaccinated and those who have not recovered need such a test, for example when visiting a restaurant or checking in at a hotel.
Corona tightening in Austria for unvaccinated people
In Austria, life becomes much more uncomfortable for people who have not been vaccinated against Corona or have recovered from an illness. © dpa
At places of daily use, which include supermarkets and public transport, an FFP2 mask is mandatory for all offers. In retail, the obligation to wear an FFP2 mask only applies to unvaccinated people. In addition, the 3-G rule comes into force for events of 25 or more people. So far, this rule only applies to 100 or more people.
Further restrictions in levels two and three
If more than 15 percent of the intensive care beds are occupied, unvaccinated persons no longer have access to the night catering. Unvaccinated people are also excluded from events with more than 500 people at which there are no assigned seats.
From 20 percent bed occupancy, a rapid antigen test is no longer sufficient as evidence. Those who have not been vaccinated or recovered will need a PCR test in places where the 3-G rule applies. According to the government’s press release, the respective measures should always come into force one week after the respective borders have been crossed.