Austria gives some freedom for Xmas!

Freedom at Xmas

Austria gives some freedom for Xmas!

Freedom now also for unvaccinated at Christmas & New Year’s Eve!!


Over the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve celebrations, the de facto lockdown is to be removed for unvaccinated.

Meetings of up to a maximum of ten people without 2G proof are permitted.  On New Year’s Eve, the covid ban in the catering industry will also be lifted.

Currently, only vaccinated and recovered people are allowed to participate in social life, i.e. to shop in non-essential stores, to go to restaurants or hotels. For the unvaccinated, a lockdown including exit restrictions is in effect until December 21. This is also to be extended in the main for another ten days. However, an exception is planned for Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Eve: New year is defined another exceptional reason to be allowed to leave the house, and meetings in a circle of no more than ten people.

Meetings with ten people allowed

This means that Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties with a maximum of ten people in private are possible for everyone. If one wants to celebrate with more family members or friends, one must be vaccinated or recovered – for all gatherings up to 25 people, the 2-G rule applies.

The 2-G rule for restaurants, hotels and retail remains in effect. This means the unvaccinated, as opposed to the vaccinated and recovered, will not be allowed to celebrate New Year’s Eve in any establishment.

For the turn of the year, the Corona-related curfew of 11 p.m. will be lifted, and the usual curfew hours of the federal states will apply – this means that toasting can also be held outside at midnight. However: At the bar or on the dance floor celebrating is not allowed.

Source: APA

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