On Puls 24, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) spoke in an interview about the approaching corona vaccinations in Austria.
“We will have too little vaccine for months,” said the Chancellor. So the problem of those who refuse to be vaccinated will initially not exist. “There is no getting around it. We can see what this virus does – dead, full intensive care units, economic damage.”
Should there be freedoms only for vaccinated people in the future? In short: “Everything is conceivable. We will only have certain freedoms again when more people have been vaccinated.” He reminds of international airlines that only want to carry vaccinated people. “We will see this path internationally,” said Kurz. You have to do more persuasion.
Asked whether Austria could make entry dependent on vaccination: “We do not have a sea border and are a country with great exchange with other countries. We have to eradicate the virus in Austria, there is no question of the vaccination requirement for entry.”
Could Austria also rely on the vaccination from Russia? “We are relying on European procurement,” said the Chancellor.