Another European holiday hotspot lifts travel restrictions for Brits

AUSTRIA is lifting its travel restrictions for Brits, 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.

This meant all arrivals had to have their booster jab to be able to avoid quarantining for 10 days on arrival.

While the booster has been rolled out across the UK, teenagers have only just started to be offered the third jab.

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

Anyone with just two jabs will need a negative PCR test within 72 hours – boosted Brits do not need this.

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

There are rules regarding using the NHS Covid pass when in the country, which is needed to enter most venues.

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

"However, for ENTERING the 270 days remain in place. The booster vaccination is valid for 270 days in both scenarios."

Other countries have already started lifting their travel restrictions against Brits, including France and Germany.

Cyprus has also eased some of their travel restrictions, and now accepts lateral flows from Brits entering the country.

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

Brits returning to the UK only need a day two test, which can be a lateral flow, and no longer need to isolate while waiting for the result.

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