Everything that changes in Austria in July 2021
Austria

Everything that changes in Austria in July 2021

From coronavirus rules to easier entry for tourists, here's what is set to change in July, 2021.

Everything that changes in Austria in July 2021
Austria

Everything that changes in Austria in July 2021

UPDATE: Is Austria relaxing Covid measures too quickly as Delta variant spreads?
Austria

UPDATE: Is Austria relaxing Covid measures too quickly as Delta variant spreads?

FFP2 mask requirement in Austria: What is changing in July?
Austria

FFP2 mask requirement in Austria: What is changing in July?

Austria: Masks no longer required at hairdressers, gyms or cinema from Thursday
Austria

Austria: Masks no longer required at hairdressers, gyms or cinema from Thursday

UPDATE: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?
Switzerland

UPDATE: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?

Reader question: Do I still need to wear a mask at work in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Reader question: Do I still need to wear a mask at work in Switzerland?

IN DETAIL: Which Covid measures will the Swiss government decide to relax on Wednesday?
Switzerland

IN DETAIL: Which Covid measures will the Swiss government decide to relax on Wednesday?

Spain to lift outdoor face mask rule on June 26th
Spain

Spain to lift outdoor face mask rule on June 26th

Why is France lifting Covid curfew and mask rules early?
France

Why is France lifting Covid curfew and mask rules early?

EXPLAINED: The new rules on masks that come into force in Germany next week
Germany

EXPLAINED: The new rules on masks that come into force in Germany next week

German health experts give green light to end of masks, but only outside
Germany

German health experts give green light to end of masks, but only outside

German justice minister tells states to consider abolishing mask wearing rules
Germany

German justice minister tells states to consider abolishing mask wearing rules

Will Germans continue wearing face masks after the pandemic?
Germany

Will Germans continue wearing face masks after the pandemic?

Austria announces further easing of coronavirus measures in June and July
Austria

Austria announces further easing of coronavirus measures in June and July

Will Switzerland relax mask rules for vaccinated people?
Switzerland

Will Switzerland relax mask rules for vaccinated people?

How Spain’s regions and epidemiologists have been reacting to the new mask law
Spain

How Spain’s regions and epidemiologists have been reacting to the new mask law

German Health Minister in spotlight over mask contract with husband’s firm
Germany

German Health Minister in spotlight over mask contract with husband’s firm

Swiss supermarket bans mask refuser for five years
Switzerland

Swiss supermarket bans mask refuser for five years

Merkel’s party braced for ‘slap in the face’ as polls take place in German states
Germany

Merkel’s party braced for ‘slap in the face’ as polls take place in German states

Merkel’s conservative party moves to clean up after ‘mask affair’
Germany

Merkel’s conservative party moves to clean up after ‘mask affair’

UPDATED: FFP2 masks now required in some outdoor areas in Austria
Austria

UPDATED: FFP2 masks now required in some outdoor areas in Austria

‘The Ferraris were a mistake’: Swiss mask entrepreneurs make millions during pandemic
Switzerland

‘The Ferraris were a mistake’: Swiss mask entrepreneurs make millions during pandemic

Austria to hike fines for not wearing face masks
Austria

Austria to hike fines for not wearing face masks

What is the fine for not wearing an FFP2 mask in Austria?
Austria

What is the fine for not wearing an FFP2 mask in Austria?

How people in Germany have embraced FFP2 masks
Germany

How people in Germany have embraced FFP2 masks

UPDATE: Is Switzerland set to introduce an FFP2 mask requirement?
Switzerland

UPDATE: Is Switzerland set to introduce an FFP2 mask requirement?

How much do FFP2 masks cost in Switzerland?
Switzerland

How much do FFP2 masks cost in Switzerland?

Why most N95 masks do not satisfy Austria’s tightened mask requirement?
Austria

Why most N95 masks do not satisfy Austria’s tightened mask requirement?

‘It will change the situation’: Vienna adapts to mandatory FFP2 masks
Austria

‘It will change the situation’: Vienna adapts to mandatory FFP2 masks

EXPLAINED: Why is Austria making FFP2 masks mandatory?
Austria

EXPLAINED: Why is Austria making FFP2 masks mandatory?

Doctors, airports and long-distance trains: Austria extends FFP2 mask requirement
Austria

Doctors, airports and long-distance trains: Austria extends FFP2 mask requirement

UPDATED: How much will mandatory FFP2 masks cost in Austria?
Austria

UPDATED: How much will mandatory FFP2 masks cost in Austria?

What you need to know about Germany’s new mask rules for public transport and shops
Germany

What you need to know about Germany’s new mask rules for public transport and shops

Germany poised to bring in stricter mask rules for public transport
Germany

Germany poised to bring in stricter mask rules for public transport

Will the rest of Germany follow Bavaria’s lead in tightening Covid-19 measures?
Germany

Will the rest of Germany follow Bavaria’s lead in tightening Covid-19 measures?

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Bavaria’s new FFP2 mask requirement
Germany

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Bavaria’s new FFP2 mask requirement

Bavaria orders compulsory FFP2 masks on public transport and in shops
Germany

Bavaria orders compulsory FFP2 masks on public transport and in shops

Austrian government to distribute free FFP2 masks to over 65s ‘by mid-January’
Austria

Austrian government to distribute free FFP2 masks to over 65s ‘by mid-January’

‘No mask requirement for Christmas gatherings’: Austria clarifies confusion over new restrictions
Austria

‘No mask requirement for Christmas gatherings’: Austria clarifies confusion over new restrictions

Austria: Student sues for having to wear a mask in school
Austria

Austria: Student sues for having to wear a mask in school

UPDATED: What are the coronavirus measures in every Swiss canton?
Switzerland

UPDATED: What are the coronavirus measures in every Swiss canton?

Swiss police can now issue on-the-spot fines for mask refusers
Switzerland

Swiss police can now issue on-the-spot fines for mask refusers

Austria to send free FFP2 masks to all residents aged over 65
Austria

Austria to send free FFP2 masks to all residents aged over 65

‘We’re learning from the pandemic’: Germany to store medical supplies for future crises
Germany

‘We’re learning from the pandemic’: Germany to store medical supplies for future crises

Teachers who refuse coronavirus tests in Austria ‘may be forced to wear FFP2 masks in classroom’
Austria

Teachers who refuse coronavirus tests in Austria ‘may be forced to wear FFP2 masks in classroom’

Swedish Academy of Sciences calls for face masks to slow infection
Sweden

Swedish Academy of Sciences calls for face masks to slow infection

Does Switzerland’s ‘mild’ coronavirus strategy make it ‘the new Sweden’?
Switzerland

Does Switzerland’s ‘mild’ coronavirus strategy make it ‘the new Sweden’?

Spain cuts tax on face masks to make them more affordable during pandemic
Spain

Spain cuts tax on face masks to make them more affordable during pandemic

German ministers condemn violence at Leipzig anti-mask protest
Germany

German ministers condemn violence at Leipzig anti-mask protest

What’s the risk of catching Covid-19 in each Swiss canton?
Switzerland

What’s the risk of catching Covid-19 in each Swiss canton?

Germany’s risk groups and health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccine first, says Merkel
Germany

Germany’s risk groups and health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccine first, says Merkel

‘Worst infection rate in Switzerland’: New lockdown measures introduced in Vaud
Switzerland

‘Worst infection rate in Switzerland’: New lockdown measures introduced in Vaud

Is Switzerland’s coronavirus skeptic movement ‘imported’?
Switzerland

Is Switzerland’s coronavirus skeptic movement ‘imported’?

Why are primary school students in Switzerland not required to wear masks?
Switzerland

Why are primary school students in Switzerland not required to wear masks?

Zurich mayor calls for compulsory masks in shops and public buildings
Switzerland

Zurich mayor calls for compulsory masks in shops and public buildings

Danish police charge first person for refusing to wear a mask
Denmark

Danish police charge first person for refusing to wear a mask

Basel to introduce compulsory mask requirement in bars, restaurants and shops from Monday
Switzerland

Basel to introduce compulsory mask requirement in bars, restaurants and shops from Monday

Masks made compulsory in shops in Neuchâtel
Switzerland

Masks made compulsory in shops in Neuchâtel

Why are some parents in Switzerland ‘outraged’ about mask requirement in schools?
Switzerland

Why are some parents in Switzerland ‘outraged’ about mask requirement in schools?

What’s changing in Switzerland this week?
Switzerland

What’s changing in Switzerland this week?

IN PICS: Hundreds stage protest in Madrid against new virus restrictions
Spain

IN PICS: Hundreds stage protest in Madrid against new virus restrictions

Switzerland’s new outdoor mask requirement: Everything you need to know
Switzerland

Switzerland’s new outdoor mask requirement: Everything you need to know

Masks or no masks? How some Swiss schools are re-opening this week
Switzerland

Masks or no masks? How some Swiss schools are re-opening this week

‘It’s wrong’: Swiss Health Minister disputes ‘mask shortage’ claim
Switzerland

‘It’s wrong’: Swiss Health Minister disputes ‘mask shortage’ claim

These Swiss cantons have made masks compulsory in schools
Switzerland

These Swiss cantons have made masks compulsory in schools

Swiss health chiefs warn ‘visors no substitute for face masks’
Switzerland

Swiss health chiefs warn ‘visors no substitute for face masks’

Which cantons are worst at enforcing coronavirus measures?
Switzerland

Which cantons are worst at enforcing coronavirus measures?

Geneva: Face masks now compulsory in shops and airport
Switzerland

Geneva: Face masks now compulsory in shops and airport

Have your say: Do you support Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement?
Switzerland

Have your say: Do you support Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement?

Switzerland spent more than 500 million francs importing face masks
Switzerland

Switzerland spent more than 500 million francs importing face masks

Austria re-introduces mandatory mask use in supermarkets
Austria

Austria re-introduces mandatory mask use in supermarkets

EXPLAINED: The health rules visitors to Switzerland should know about
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: The health rules visitors to Switzerland should know about

Police and bus driver attacked during mask check in Switzerland
Switzerland

Police and bus driver attacked during mask check in Switzerland

‘Only those with plastic visors were infected’: Swiss government warns against face shields
Switzerland

‘Only those with plastic visors were infected’: Swiss government warns against face shields

‘They are ineffective’: Swiss cantonal doctor warns against face shields
Switzerland

‘They are ineffective’: Swiss cantonal doctor warns against face shields

Masks should be worn in air-conditioned offices, Swiss experts say
Switzerland

Masks should be worn in air-conditioned offices, Swiss experts say

Coronavirus: Switzerland uses 3.5 million face masks per day
Switzerland

Coronavirus: Switzerland uses 3.5 million face masks per day

Danish health agency drops opposition to face masks
Denmark

Danish health agency drops opposition to face masks

Your views: Should Switzerland make face masks obligatory in shops?
Switzerland

Your views: Should Switzerland make face masks obligatory in shops?

SWISS airline makes masks compulsory on board planes
Switzerland

SWISS airline makes masks compulsory on board planes

Stares and spitting: Norway’s foreign residents reveal abuse for wearing face masks
Norway

Stares and spitting: Norway’s foreign residents reveal abuse for wearing face masks

Coughs, stares and shouts: Denmark foreign residents reveal abuse for wearing face masks
Denmark

Coughs, stares and shouts: Denmark foreign residents reveal abuse for wearing face masks

Masks to become mandatory in shops in three Swiss cantons
Switzerland

Masks to become mandatory in shops in three Swiss cantons

‘It’s a challenge’: Swiss doctors call for mask requirement in shops and clubs
Switzerland

‘It’s a challenge’: Swiss doctors call for mask requirement in shops and clubs

Q&A: What impact will Switzerland’s mask rule for public transport have?
Switzerland

Q&A: What impact will Switzerland’s mask rule for public transport have?

200,000 would need to wear face masks to stop one new infection: Norway health agency
Norway

200,000 would need to wear face masks to stop one new infection: Norway health agency

Coronavirus: Swiss researchers develop breathable, transparent face masks
Switzerland

Coronavirus: Swiss researchers develop breathable, transparent face masks

Why is Norway not recommending face masks for the public?
Norway

Why is Norway not recommending face masks for the public?

Danish PM ‘ready to bring in more restrictions if needed’
Denmark

Danish PM ‘ready to bring in more restrictions if needed’

MAPS: Where are masks mandatory in Switzerland?
Switzerland

MAPS: Where are masks mandatory in Switzerland?

UPDATE: Where in Switzerland are masks compulsory right now?
Switzerland

UPDATE: Where in Switzerland are masks compulsory right now?

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement
Switzerland

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement

Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s nationwide mask requirement
Switzerland

Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s nationwide mask requirement

Switzerland announces sweeping new Covid-19 restrictions
Switzerland

Switzerland announces sweeping new Covid-19 restrictions

Do Switzerland’s new coronavirus restrictions go far enough?
Switzerland

Do Switzerland’s new coronavirus restrictions go far enough?

What’s the punishment for ignoring coronavirus measures in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What’s the punishment for ignoring coronavirus measures in Switzerland?

Can I be fined for not wearing a mask in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can I be fined for not wearing a mask in Switzerland?

What to expect from the Swiss government’s lockdown meeting on Wednesday
Switzerland

What to expect from the Swiss government’s lockdown meeting on Wednesday

Three Swiss cantons impose new face mask requirements
Switzerland

Three Swiss cantons impose new face mask requirements

Explained: What would a ‘mini lockdown’ look like in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Explained: What would a ‘mini lockdown’ look like in Switzerland?

Switzerland: Should people be fined for refusing to wear masks?
Switzerland

Switzerland: Should people be fined for refusing to wear masks?

Switzerland: How wearing a mask to work can help you avoid quarantine
Switzerland

Switzerland: How wearing a mask to work can help you avoid quarantine

Most people in Italy support the rules on wearing masks in public, study finds
Italy

Most people in Italy support the rules on wearing masks in public, study finds

Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s new lockdown measures
Switzerland

Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s new lockdown measures

Which masks sold in Switzerland are most and least effective against Covid-19?
Switzerland

Which masks sold in Switzerland are most and least effective against Covid-19?

New mask requirements: Does Switzerland have sufficient stock?
Switzerland

New mask requirements: Does Switzerland have sufficient stock?

How Bavaria’s leader wants to tighten mask rules across Germany
Germany

How Bavaria’s leader wants to tighten mask rules across Germany

Swiss authorities impose tighter pandemic rules as cases jump
Switzerland

Swiss authorities impose tighter pandemic rules as cases jump

Switzerland: Zurich and Geneva implement stricter coronavirus measures
Switzerland

Switzerland: Zurich and Geneva implement stricter coronavirus measures

Two further Swiss cantons make masks compulsory indoors
Switzerland

Two further Swiss cantons make masks compulsory indoors

Merkel calls for tougher restrictions to fight coronavirus surge
Germany

Merkel calls for tougher restrictions to fight coronavirus surge

Meet the Chinese designer making pollution masks out of Ikea bags
Sweden

Meet the Chinese designer making pollution masks out of Ikea bags

Italian brothers don Trump masks for cash machine heists
Italy

Italian brothers don Trump masks for cash machine heists

Three more Swiss cantons make masks compulsory in shops and supermarkets
Switzerland

Three more Swiss cantons make masks compulsory in shops and supermarkets

Coronavirus: Swiss canton Jura tightens mask rules, effective immediately
Switzerland

Coronavirus: Swiss canton Jura tightens mask rules, effective immediately

Sweden bans masks at football matches
Sweden

Sweden bans masks at football matches

Masks made compulsory in German Bundestag amid rise in Berlin Covid-19 cases
Germany

Masks made compulsory in German Bundestag amid rise in Berlin Covid-19 cases

German anti-mask rally smaller than expected
Germany

German anti-mask rally smaller than expected

French auction angers Native Americans
France

French auction angers Native Americans

‘Stricter rules than other parts of Germany’: These are Berlin’s new coronavirus measures
Germany

‘Stricter rules than other parts of Germany’: These are Berlin’s new coronavirus measures

Does compulsory mask wearing make life easier for criminals in Germany?
Germany

Does compulsory mask wearing make life easier for criminals in Germany?

Switzerland: Zug doctor fired for not wearing mask
Switzerland

Switzerland: Zug doctor fired for not wearing mask

NEW: Bavaria to reopen pubs and ditch Autobahn test centres
Germany

NEW: Bavaria to reopen pubs and ditch Autobahn test centres

IN PICTURES: Hundreds attend coronavirus skeptic rally in Zurich
Switzerland

IN PICTURES: Hundreds attend coronavirus skeptic rally in Zurich

Carnival costumes a health threat in Rome
Italy

Carnival costumes a health threat in Rome

Zurich mask requirement to face Supreme Court challenge
Switzerland

Zurich mask requirement to face Supreme Court challenge

Here’s how large events will look in Switzerland from October 2020
Switzerland

Here’s how large events will look in Switzerland from October 2020

Zurich makes masks compulsory in shops and markets
Switzerland

Zurich makes masks compulsory in shops and markets

‘Visors are not masks’: Swiss authorities warn against wearing plastic visors on public transport
Switzerland

‘Visors are not masks’: Swiss authorities warn against wearing plastic visors on public transport

Masks compulsory in shops in Solothurn from Thursday
Switzerland

Masks compulsory in shops in Solothurn from Thursday

IN PICTURES: Police in Berlin halt anti-coronavirus protest
Germany

IN PICTURES: Police in Berlin halt anti-coronavirus protest

Explained: How Germany plans to step-up measures to stem coronavirus spread
Germany

Explained: How Germany plans to step-up measures to stem coronavirus spread

Masks to cost just 30 francs per year for welfare recipients in Swiss canton
Switzerland

Masks to cost just 30 francs per year for welfare recipients in Swiss canton

Germany agrees nationwide €50 fines for flouting face mask rules
Germany

Germany agrees nationwide €50 fines for flouting face mask rules

‘We were yelled at’: Foreign residents in Switzerland speak of mask abuse
Switzerland

‘We were yelled at’: Foreign residents in Switzerland speak of mask abuse

UPDATE: Fribourg, Valais to implement compulsory mask requirement in shops
Switzerland

UPDATE: Fribourg, Valais to implement compulsory mask requirement in shops

School headteachers in German state sound alarm over ‘unrealistic’ coronavirus measures
Germany

School headteachers in German state sound alarm over ‘unrealistic’ coronavirus measures

‘The second coronavirus wave has already hit Germany,’ doctors warn
Germany

‘The second coronavirus wave has already hit Germany,’ doctors warn

North Rhine-Westphalia plans tougher on-the-spot penalties for people who flout mask rules
Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia plans tougher on-the-spot penalties for people who flout mask rules

What’s it like travelling in Germany and crossing borders in Covid times?

What’s it like travelling in Germany and crossing borders in Covid times?

30,000 people spotted without mask on Berlin public transport in three weeks
Germany

30,000 people spotted without mask on Berlin public transport in three weeks

Bus driver in Germany attacked after asking passenger to wear face mask
Germany

Bus driver in Germany attacked after asking passenger to wear face mask

EU to make face masks compulsory on all European flights for passengers aged 6 and over

EU to make face masks compulsory on all European flights for passengers aged 6 and over

How face masks have helped slow down the spread of coronavirus in Germany

How face masks have helped slow down the spread of coronavirus in Germany

Swiss-made masks fail German certification standards

Swiss-made masks fail German certification standards

Why a row has broken out in Germany over face masks
Germany

Why a row has broken out in Germany over face masks

‘Get rid of deodorant’: How Berlin’s BVG wants to encourage face masks
Germany

‘Get rid of deodorant’: How Berlin’s BVG wants to encourage face masks

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Germany

‘Masks are in short supply’: How coronavirus has hit Germany’s frontline health workers

Face masks in France: Where to buy and when to wear them
France

Face masks in France: Where to buy and when to wear them

Face masks become mandatory in all shops and on public transport in Germany
Germany

Face masks become mandatory in all shops and on public transport in Germany

Family returns large sum of cash found in discarded sewing machine in Germany
Germany

Family returns large sum of cash found in discarded sewing machine in Germany

Face masks to be made compulsory across Germany in fight against coronavirus
Germany

Face masks to be made compulsory across Germany in fight against coronavirus

LATEST: Bavaria makes face masks compulsory in bid to control coronavirus spread
Germany

LATEST: Bavaria makes face masks compulsory in bid to control coronavirus spread