The Netherlands and Germany are extending their travel warnings and the related quarantine obligations to other federal states in Austria. The Federal Republic now looks at all of Austria, with the exception of Carinthia, from a risk area. The Netherlands also excluded Styria and Burgenland.
The mutual covering with travel warnings and quarantine obligations does not stop, because too Malta put Austria on the "Amber List". But the German harassment is likely to be more serious, because Bavaria wants to have commuters submit a negative PCR test once a week, which must be obtained at a cost.
Germany allows the quarantine to be circumvented up to and including November 7, 2020 by submitting a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 48 hours. After that, this only shortens the secretion to five days. The Federal Republic's approach is heavily criticized by airlines, airports and business associations, especially since the country, which is currently recording record numbers of infections, is vehemently opposed to rapid tests when crossing the border or before departure.
The current expansion of the travel warning will inevitably mean that there will be further declines in air traffic between Austria and Germany. This time all federal state airports are also affected. The airlines are still cautious about whether there will be further frequency reductions or route closures in Vienna or at other domestic airports. The travel warning for Vienna alone had fatal consequences for aviation and led to the offer being massively reduced and numerous routes being discontinued, reported Aviation Direct.
With regard to the Netherlands, it is now the case that the federal states of Carinthia, Styria and Burgenland are classified in yellow. This also applies to East Tyrol as well as Hinterriß and Jungholz. Entry without restriction is only possible from these areas. The use of the airports does not lead to an obligation to quarantine. However: If you travel by car, you risk being segregated even when refueling the vehicle, because the Netherlands consider this to be a stay in a risk area. With the exception of the aforementioned areas, the rest of Austria is classified in orange, which means that a ten-day quarantine must be entered into when entering or returning to the Netherlands. There is no provision for "free testing" by submitting a negative PCR test.
Air traffic to the country with the capital Amsterdam has already been cut back sharply in recent weeks. Since the Dutch are an important group of customers in the Schicharter sector, it cannot be ruled out that the business, which is important for Innsbruck and Salzburg, will have a drastic impact at the moment.