As of today in the Czech Republic, the swabs for the coronavirus of negative result are no longer recognized for the purpose of issuing the green certificate. This was announced by the news agency “CTK”. The government decided this last week, after the outgoing premier, Andrej Babis, spoke of introducing a “Bavarian model”.
This means that the unvaccinated will not be able to enter various places, such as restaurants, gyms, cinemas, theaters, or even participate in sporting and cultural events. The green pass is in fact only recognized to those who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months.
Businesses and institutions must also resume testing of unvaccinated employees at least once a week, and the same will happen in schools.
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Starting from January, the “Go To Travel” tourism promotion campaign is expected to restart, conceived by the government to reactivate internal tourism and revive the entire sector brought to its knees by the pandemic. The program, suspended last December due to the high number of infections, which then worsened further in conjunction with the Tokyo Olympics in July, provides a series of subsidies (up to 30% of total expenses) to travelers who decide to move to a any location in the country for tourism or business reasons, and will remain in effect at least until July 2022. To take advantage of the benefits, however, applicants will have to prove that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Austria has been in lockdown since midnight. The country stops for the fourth time since the start of the pandemic. On December 12, social life will resume for the vaccinated and cured, while the unvaccinated will have to stay at home. As already happened last winter, residents will still be able to ski, because skiing is considered a motor activity, but obviously only if vaccinated and healed and with an Ffp2 mask on the ski lifts. Schools also remain open, but parents will be able to keep their children at home if they wish. Yesterday thousands of no vaxes took to the streets in various cities of the country to demonstrate against the government’s measures, but above all against the vaccination requirement that starts in February. At least the ‘waiters’ are now changing their minds: queues have formed in front of the hubs over the weekend.