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Austria to Start Fines for Unvaccinated in March, Nehammer Says

  • People rejecting shots face fines as high as 3,600 euros
  • Chancellor plots details of policy seen difficult to implement
A rally against coronavirus-related restrictions and vaccination mandate in Innsbruck, Austria, on Jan 9. 

A rally against coronavirus-related restrictions and vaccination mandate in Innsbruck, Austria, on Jan 9. 

Photographer: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

Austria will impose fines on those without Covid-19 vaccinations from mid-March after a transition phase that starts in February, said Chancellor Karl Nehammer.

People unwilling to get inoculated will face penalties of as much as 3,600 euros ($4,108), the Austrian leader told reporters on Sunday. The mandate will apply to all adults living in the country except when a medical exemption is granted.