On November 23, Austria became the first Western democracy and European Union member state to announce mandatory vaccination.
A surge of cases has caused many member nations to again increase their restrictions and mask requirements. The EU's current vaccination rate is 66 percent.
Prominent Austrian anti-vaccination advocate Johann Biacsics had previously falsely claimed that chlorine dioxide products could be used to treat COVID-19.
In hopes of saving free travel between the nation-bloc's 27 countries, the EU is recommending countries against implementing restrictions amid the latest surge.
Of Austria's population of 8.9 million people, roughly 66 percent are vaccinated as a smaller but expressive minority of residents refuse to get the shots.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has been a vocal critic of vaccine and other COVID-19 mandates.
Machine guns, sniper rifles, WW II Nazi propaganda, pipe bombs and more than a ton of ammo were confiscated in Austrian raid.
"Any measures that help curb the momentum are welcome," one doctor said as Austria announced a 10-day lockdown.
The measure comes days after the country rolled out COVID-19 restrictions for the unvaccinated.
Several European countries have placed travel restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from the United States.
Austrian officials say that they "didn't take this step lightly" amid growing COVID-19 infection rates.
Under the temporary new rules, Austrians not fully vaccinated against COVID are only permitted to leave their homes for certain reasons.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said the lockdown is likely to be finalized on Sunday as the country grapples with record COVID infections.
Adults keep a watchful eye over the 2-month-old babies as they emerge from the safety of their zoo den.
The U.S. Department of State issued its first U.S. passport with an "X" gender marker on Wednesday, joining a number of other countries that do so.
It is the second time this year that Johanna Färber has found herself subject to inappropriate TV coverage while competing in Sport Climbing events.
Natascha Kampusch, now 33, was kidnapped on her way to school by Wolfgang Priklopil when she was 10 years old.
More than 20 cases of the mystery illness have been reported in the Austrian capital this year, and it's not clear why.
A man was bitten on his genitals by a snake hiding inside his toilet bowl in Austria on Monday, with local police saying that the 65-year-old was surprised to feel "a 'tweak' in the area of genitals" after sitting down.
With 14 women killed so far in 2020, Austria is one of the few European Union countries where more women than men were killed.
These leaders are unabashed about the superiority of their unique cultural and national heritages over the Brussels-based European Union siren song.
The airline was avoiding flying over Belarus due to the recent plane diversion and arrest of a journalist.
The authorities believe that the woman was inside the cabin for more than two hours before being discovered.
The botched operation is the result of human error, described by the clinic as "a result of a sequence of unfortunate circumstances."
The Nazi dictator's birthday falls on April 20 and his alleged favorite food was egg dumplings and green salad.
The sooner Macron and Kurz confront political Islam, the better.
The European Medicines Agency has said countries can continue to use the jab while reports are investigated.
Austrian authorities suspended inoculations with a batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine following the death.
The former GOP California governor said lawmakers objecting to Biden's win will be remembered as "villains" by their grandchildren.