Until now, PCR or antigen tests could be performed within 72 hours before coming to France. The tightening of conditions is due to the worsening of the epidemic in these countries.
Poland, Luxembourg and Switzerland thus join more than a dozen other countries subject to this restriction. They are: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Great Britain and Hungary.
Lockdown in Austria
A nationwide lockdown for all residents has been in force in Austria since Monday due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision to introduce the blockade is explained by the government with record increases in the number of coronavirus infections. The lockdown will last for at least 10 days, and may be extended to 20 if necessary.
– I am sorry for taking such drastic measures – Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told the vaccinated people on the state television ORF.
Residents will be allowed to leave their homes only in certain cases, such as going out for groceries, playing sports or visiting a doctor. Schools and kindergartens will remain open, but authorities have asked parents to leave their children at home as much as possible. Office workers are recommended to work remotely. Christmas markets were canceled, and restaurants were closed.
Infection record in Germany
Another record increase in coronavirus infections was recorded in Germany on Monday – over 30.6 thousand people were detected in the last 24 hours. infection. In some federal states, such as Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, stricter anticovid restrictions begin to apply.
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Brussels: Over 30,000 people protested against the restrictions. The police used cannons