Whiteout: Austria imposes quarantine on Dutch visitors without boosters
Dutch visitors to Austria who have not yet had a booster vaccine will have to quarantine if they arrive after Saturday.
The Austrian government confirmed on Wednesday that the new restrictions will also apply to visitors from the UK, Denmark and Norway, where the Omicron variant of coronavirus is spreading rapidly.
Travellers with a booster will be exempt from quarantine if they produce a negative PCR test. However, the news will be a blow to many residents of the Netherlands as little more than 10% of the population has had a third jab so far.
Dutch media said it was unclear how long people would have to spend in quarantine.
A spokesman for the Netherlands Ski Association said: ‘A lot of people have been looking forward to doing something they enjoy for a long time,’ said a spokesman.
‘This blow has come at such short notice that a lot of people have no idea what they should do.’
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