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Austria: Entry Restrictions Planned for Christmas Holiday

The Austrian government has reportedly imposed strict entry restrictions for the Christmas holidays, according to Austrian media reports, according to which travelers coming to Austria from countries where the so-called "seven-day impact" is more than 100 cases per day (per 100,000 inhabitants), will be quarantined for ten days.

The measure, which will include strict border controls at airports and airports, will take effect before Christmas and will last at least until January 10, and is expected to affect all neighboring countries.

The measure, which is said to be aimed at preventing a third wave or the collapse of the health system, also applies to Austrians traveling on holiday to their countries of origin in high-risk areas in the Balkans or Turkey, and the long duration of the measure is justified by the fact that Christmas in the Slavic Orthodox is celebrated on January 7.