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Austria will open its ski slopes only for vaccinated, tested or COVID tourists

Austria will open its slopes and chi in the winter season this year, but will be placed some restrictions on winter sports fans.

Operators lifts will allow access only that is their that can present evidence that they have been vaccinated or tested against coronavirus or passed by disease, the government said Monday in Vienna. Moreover, even if they are not introduced measures of social distancing and limiting the ability of cableway installations, passengers will be required to wear a mask type FFP2, r e lat e ase DPA quoted d e Ag e rpr e s .

” I am convinced that these conditions will be possible for the winter season at ease and secure in our country ” , he said Austrian Minister of Tourism, Elisabeth Koestinger.

However, if the number of coronavirus-infected patients in intensive care units increases, the rules could be tightened, the Vienna executive said.

About 200 COVID-infected patients are currently hospitalized in intensive care units in Austria. As soon as this number reaches 300, unvaccinated people will be banned from visiting après-ski facilities, said Austrian Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein. When the number of COVID-infected patients in intensive care units reaches 400, unvaccinated people will have to test negative for PCR in order to gain access to cable facilities, restaurants and hotels, and a rapid antigen test will not work. be accepted.

In Austria, tourism accounts for 6% of GDP, a share which in the case of the mountainous region of Tyrol reaches 18%.

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