While low vaccination rates and uncertainty about mutations of the virus mean that a return to normality is a long way off in Austria, one idea which would accelerate an end to lockdown – at least for some – is a vaccination passport.
What could Austria learn from Israel?
Since starting its inoculation drive in December, Israel has become one of the world’s leaders in vaccinating for Covid-19.
With more than a third of the population vaccinated as at mid-February, Israel has now introduced a vaccination passport which entitles holders to return to normal activities.
From visiting bars, restaurants, events, fitness centres and even travel, the vaccination card allows those who have received both doses of the vaccine to return to some degree of normality.