Is the Wuhan coronavirus is fueling disputes between Germany and Austria
Germany is still refusing to open its border with Austria despite a request from the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Austria tourism dependent on its neighbours German with it’s ethnic culture diction same Austria feel isolated with pinch of hurt of economy.
Germans do not allow their citizens to go on holiday to Austria in the summer, the Austrians will have serious problems, as about half of the foreign tourists who head to Austrian hotels come from Germany. Austrian tourism is thus essentially dependent on its neighbor.
But if you would expect that these two nations, speaking the same language, will quickly agree on the resumption of tourism, you would be deeply mistaken. The Germans have so far been very cautious about the Austrian chancellor’s repeated calls to open the border with Austria as soon as possible.
“A European race to see who will allow tourism travel first will lead to unacceptable risks,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild am Sonntag weekly.
At the same time, he reminded Austrians of their sore spot: the Tyrolean ski resort Ischgl, from which the coronavirus infection spread in several European countries after Austrians decided to close the resort too late.