If you want to travel into the country, you must show a negative PCR test (maximum 72 hours old) or a vaccination or recovery certificate. From 6 December, this proof will be subject to a number of requirements, including:
- Your last shot with Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca should not be more than 270 days ago
- Have you been poked with Janssen? Then you can enter the country until January 3, if your injection is not older than 270 days. From January 3, 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine no longer counts as a full vaccination. You can still enter the country with it, but you cannot use it as an entrance ticket for restaurants and ski lifts.
- Children up to the age of 12 do not need to be tested.
Furthermore, Austria works with a 2G policy. To be allowed to enter the catering industry, shops or a ski lift, you must be vaccinated or recovered from corona (according to the above conditions). A negative test is not enough.
The lockdown is being evaluated in the interim. The effectiveness of the lockdown is reviewed every ten days. If the infection figures fall, the country wants to lift the measures again, so that it can still open for the winter sports season.
France: booster shot mandatory
- infections: the infections are also rising considerably in France. More than 30,000 new infections have been reported for several days in a row.
- Vaccination rate: about 69 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Although the infections in France are rising considerably, there will be no lockdown or curfew in France for the time being. You do have to show a corona certificate in shops, restaurants and many other public places.
“They want to try to keep everything open for as long as possible,” says correspondent Eveline Bijlsma. “That also has to do with the upcoming elections. President Macron is therefore less inclined to announce unpopular measures, such as a lockdown.”
Booster shot required
At this point, you must show proof of corona to enter the country, showing that you have been vaccinated or recovered, or tested negative (no more than 24 hours ago). You must also fill in a form in which you give your word of honor that you do not show any corona-related symptoms.
“In addition, a major change is coming, which may have consequences for tourism. The booster shot will become mandatory. Without that booster shot, your corona pass will no longer be valid.”
From December 15, the booster shot is mandatory for all people over 65, and from January 15 next year the booster shot is mandatory for everyone. Without the booster shot, your corona certificate is no longer valid.
It is not yet clear what this will mean for tourists who want to travel to France, says Bijlsma. “In the case of the French themselves, the government can invalidate the sanitary pass if no booster shot has been taken, but how do you do that with people from abroad? It seems that it has not really been thought about yet. They are really still in their stomachs. .”
Italy: 2G policy from December 6
- infections: In the past few days, an average of almost 12,000 infections were reported.
- Vaccination rate: The vaccination rate in Italy is relatively high: 73 percent
The corona concerns are also great in Italy. “We see a very serious situation in neighboring countries and we also see a situation in Italy that is gradually but constantly deteriorating,” Prime Minister Mario Draghi said last week.
That is why the rules are also being tightened in Italy. Restaurants, cinemas, theaters and stadiums in Italy will no longer be accessible from that date to people who have not had a corona vaccine or have recovered from Covid-19. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government also stated that vaccination will become mandatory for teachers, officers and military personnel from December 15. This already applies to healthcare workers.