British Tourists Sent Back Home By Austria Over Omicron Fears

More than a hundred British holidaymakers were refused entry to Austria after they turned up without proof of a booster vaccination and without a negative PCR test that is less than 48 hours old.

The refusal comes as a part of tough new measures in Austria for guests from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway over fears of the Omnicron variant.

Innsbruck airport officials would seize large numbers of British winter tourism makers arriving at this time of year refused hundred and 10 British holiday makers on Sunday because they failed to either show proof of the PCR test after wrongly believing that it needed to be 72 hours old – and not just 48.

Most of those that were refused entry were able to fly back straightaway, but 40 travellers were unable to do so and had to be put up in a hotel in quarantine.

Police said that despite the disappointment, the British quarantine visitors had been disciplined, light and understanding of the situation.

Earlier today another 28 of those managed to fly back leaving is 12 including families with children who able to get up-to-date PCR tests and were allowed to move on to their holidays in Tirol.

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