Feldkirchen/Graz, 29.04 2021: Not only will many areas such as restaurants and culture open their doors again in Austria on 19 May, but international travel will also be easier again. The amendment to the entry regulation will not only abolish the quarantine obligation for travellers from many EU countries but also for Austrians returning home.
The new regulation, which is based on the ECDC EU health agency's coronavirus traffic light system, provides for the fact that entrants from low-incidence areas will no longer have to go into quarantine in future.
As things stand, this would remove the quarantine requirement for popular holiday destinations such as Greece, Italy and Spain, countries where most of the tourist destinations planned for the summer from Graz are located.
"Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Graz Airport and the crisis management team at Holding Graz have endeavoured to support the federal government's measures in the best way possible", DI Wolfgang Malik, CEO of Holding Graz, informs us. "The planned guidelines, extensive tests and the Green Pass should give the airline industry and thus also the recovery process at Graz Airport the appropriate tailwind."
"We expressly welcome the amendment to the travel guidelines, as it is an essential step in restoring the freedom to travel," explain the two managing directors of Graz Airport, Wolfgang Grimus, and Jürgen Löschnig. "The step towards normality planned by the federal government and the EU, but also the extensive preparations by the travel industry, will once again enable more carefree travel and therefore boost bookings for summer holidays."
The summer flight schedule at Graz Airport features around 15 sunny destinations. They include Calvi on Corsica, Karpathos, Naxos and Zakynthos, four new destinations. Most of the flights are to Greece to a total of nine destinations, but popular destinations such as Palma de Mallorca or Brac can also be found in this varied offer.
In addition, the return of flights to the important transfer airports of Frankfurt, Zurich and Amsterdam is planned in the next few weeks, among other things.