COVID-19: Christmas holiday plans abandoned as European nations impose new coronavirus rules on UK arrivals | World News


Christmas holiday plans are being abandoned as European nations impose new, tougher restrictions on visitors from the United Kingdom.

Following on from France and Germany, Austria has become the latest country to bring in new rules that limit access to British tourists.

Starting from Christmas Day, anyone arriving in Austria from the UK will have to show proof of being double-vaccinated and boosted, as well as providing a negative PCR test.

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Passengers queue to board Eurostar trains at St. Pancras International station, ahead of increased restrictions for travellers to France from Britain, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Passengers queue to board Eurostar trains at St Pancras International station, ahead of increased restrictions for British travellers

Anyone who has not got the documentation will be told to stay in quarantine for 10 days.

It is a particular blow for the winter sport industry, which was already suffering after France banned almost all arrivals from Britain. Some of those skiers who had switched their festive booking from France to…



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