Austria Re-Opens Ibiza In Alps EU COVID Hotspot

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

Austria has today lifted the restrictive quarantine applied to three ski resorts which allegedly were coronavirus hotspots that affected much of Europe.

The three regions include the so-called “Ibiza of the Alps” resort of Ischgl where hundreds of tourists from across Europe are joining in a class-action lawsuit after claiming they were not warned of the risk and subsequently became infected.

The three resort were St Anton am Arlberg, Soelden and the Paznaun valley which surrounds Ischgl. All three have been sealed off with additional restrictive measures on top of what already on the federal level since the middle of March.


These have now been lifted meaning that there will be under the same standards as the rest of Austria, including the ability to cross district borders.

At the same time as announcing the lifting of the extra tough restrictions for the resort, Austria itself started to ease restrictions.

Schools will be allowed to start to reopen on the 15th of May, and at the start of the month hairdressers, and cosmetic studios will be out of stock offering services.


Still not included though are free time activities and tourism, but all other shops will be allowed to open. Restaurants however expected to be able to open from the 15th of May.

As well as infecting foreigners, Austrian officials have admitted that initial was also responsible for infecting around 600 Austrians as well as those abroad, with cases from Germany, Holland, Iceland and Scandinavian countries.

The government did not reveal yet when they would open again for tourism.

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