Another European holiday hotspot lifts travel restrictions for Britons

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AUSTRIA is lifting travel restrictions for Britons, just weeks after reintroducing strict Covid rules.

The UK was added to the country’s “virus variant list” in December due to the Omicron strain.

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Austria relaxes travel rule for Britons

This meant that all arrivals had to have their reminders so they could avoid quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

As the booster has been rolled out across the UK, teenagers are just starting to be offered the third shot.

However, from Monday, arrivals from the UK to Austria will only need two hits, not three, to avoid quarantine.

Anyone with just two bites will need a negative PCR test within 72 hours – boosted Brits don’t need this.

Children are exempt, with anyone under 12 not needing to be vaccinated or take a Covid test to enter the country.

There are rules regarding the use of the NHS Covid pass in the country, which is required to enter most venues.

The Austrian website states: “From February 1, 2022, two-dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days in Austria.

“However, to ENTER, the 270 days remain in place. The vaccination booster is valid for 270 days in both scenarios.”

Other countries have already started to lift their travel restrictions against Britons, including France and Germany.

Cyprus has also relaxed some of its travel restrictions and is now accepting side streams of Britons entering the country.

The UK has already lifted a number of travel restrictions, including pre-departure testing.

Britons returning to the UK only need a second-day test, which can be a lateral flow, and no longer need to self-isolate while awaiting the result.

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