When the mandatory vaccination order comes into effect next year, Austrians who refuse to receive the Covid-19 vaccine will face a fine of up to 3,600 euros (more than 4,000 US dollars).
These penalties are part of the severe measures taken by the Austrian government to increase the level of vaccination, as the country is struggling to cope with the rising wave of infections, resulting in a strict ban on re-entry that day. 11/22.
The Austrian authorities will first advise those who have not been vaccinated to make an appointment for vaccination. If the person rejects the proposal, the above-mentioned penalties will be implemented in accordance with the anti-epidemic measures plan implemented in February 2022.
From February 2022, Austria will become the first country in Western Europe to compulsorily vaccinate Covid-19. This country with a population of 8.9 million has so far vaccinated 66% of its population, making it one of the countries with the highest coverage. Highest. The lowest in Western Europe.
According to Constitutional Minister Karoline Edtstadler (Karoline Edtstadler), those who refuse to receive the booster injection will also face a fine of up to nearly $1,700.
“The program not only promoted the first dose of vaccine, but also promoted full vaccination,” Ms. Edstadler told Bloomberg.
There are activities against the new measures of the Austrian government.
At the same time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US State Department advised people not to travel to Germany and Denmark on November 22 because of the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Germany and Denmark. ..
The CDC has raised the travel warnings for Germany and Denmark to “Level 4: Very High” and advises Americans not to travel to these two European countries. At the same time, the US State Department also issued a “travel ban” warning to the two countries.
CDC currently ranks approximately 75 destinations around the world as Tier 4. Many European countries are on this list, including: Austria, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Ireland and the Republic of China. Czech Republic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party leaders that the measures taken to curb the spread of the virus in Europe’s largest economy are not enough and that strong action is needed. .. stronger.
Since the beginning of 2021, the number of infections in Germany has skyrocketed, especially among older people who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and children who are not eligible for the vaccine.
The World Health Organization (WHO) European Regional Director, Dr. Hans Kruger, warned that due to the increase in the number of new cases, the current rate of transmission in 53 European countries is at a “worrying” level. inland. Close to record levels and exacerbated by the Delta variant.