After a one-year “Corona break”, the Salzburg Christmas Market will reopen its gates and stand on Residenzplatz today on November 18th. The setup for this is completed quickly. The new 2-G regulation, however, leaves some questions, even if the tasks expected it.
Who actually has to provide a 2-G certificate at the Christmas market? All? Also what, just strolling? Or only those who actually buy or consume something at the various stands? Only strollers cannot be controlled, says Wolfgang Haider, chairman of the Salzburg Christmas market. Customers, on the other hand, should receive their own “control wristbands”.
“There are also some critical voices”
“We dealt with the topic a lot and were prepared accordingly and said: We try to implement every type of G rule. In autumn, the process will be such that visitors can visit the market freely, but if they want to buy something at a stand, when do they have to provide proof of 2-G. But there are also some critical voices from the tourist sector and also from the population.
Despite the conditions and the associated costs, Haider is happy that the Christmas market will take place this year, unlike last year.