International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Austria From Turkey is Restricted

Description

Travelers who have been in selected countries in the past 10 days before travel are not allowed to enter Austria.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • Austrian citizens, EU / EEA citizens, Swiss citizens and those who live with them in the same household;
  • Travelers with residence or habitual abode in EU / EEA countries or Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican or Switzerland and people who live with them in the same household,
  • Travelers with a residence permit;
  • Business travelers;
  • Holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria.

For more details about exemptions please check the source.

Start Date
5/18/2021
Updated
6/2/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers aged 10 years and older must have a negative COVID-19 test result in German or English. The results can be from a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or from an antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival.

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Travelers exempted are:

  • Those with proof of being fully vaccinated;
  • Those with proof of past infection;
  • Those unable to show any of these documents must take a PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of arriving in Austria.

For more details, please see the source.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
Start Date
5/18/2021
Updated
6/2/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory clearance form

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Description

Travelers must register on the digital pre-travel clearance (PTC) form within 72 hours before arrival in Austria. Travelers must show their PTC form in digital or hard copy on arrival. This document is not required for travelers in transit.

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Travelers exempted are:

  • Travelers with unforeseeable family-related occurrences;
  • Travelers with compelling reasons in the interests of Austria.

For more details, please see the source.

Relevant Documents and Resources
Start Date
1/15/2021
Updated
6/2/2021

On Arrival

Possible

Quarantine may be required under some conditions

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Description

Travelers from selected countries must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Austria. Travelers can take a COVID-19 PCR test after 5 days and end quarantine earlier with a negative result.

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Travelers exempted from quarantine are:

  • Those with proof of being fully vaccinated;
  • Those with proof of past infection.

For more details, please see the source.

  • Travelers from selected countries must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Austria. Travelers can take a COVID-19 PCR test after 5 days and end quarantine earlier with a negative result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries with proof of vaccination do not need to quarantine.

Minimum Number of Days
10 days
Start Date
3/30/2021
Updated
6/2/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Start Date
1/25/2021
Updated
6/2/2021

Before Returning

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a vaccination certificate/card/passport (including a pdf from an electronic vaccine passport, either on your phone or as a hard copy) in German or English. Travelers who do not have proof of vaccination in German or English must use the provided official health certificate in either language to certify vaccination.

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Travelers are considered fully vaccinated on the 22nd day after their first dose, lasting for 3 months. After the second dose, the validity extends for another 6 months. Vaccines that only require one dose are valid from the 22nd day after that dose and for 9 months from the vaccination date. The following vaccines are recognized: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Sinopharm.

Start Date
5/24/2021
Updated
6/9/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Austria and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
30.92
Increased by-4.47
at 6/12/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by0.00%
at 6/9/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
46.52%
Increased by3.21%
at 6/12/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,189,749
Increased by288,676
at 6/12/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.77
Decreased by0.09
at 6/9/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Restrictions are gradually lifting but entry testing is required to enter most establishments, facilities, and events. Individuals must present one of the following tests, a self-test taken within 24 hours, an antigen test taken with 48 hours, or a PCR test taken within 72 hours. Testing requirements do no apply to those who are vaccinated or those have recovered from COVID-19 within the passed 6 months. Limits to social gatherings remain in place. Between the hours of 5 am and 10 pm, gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people outdoors and 4 people indoors. Between 10 pm and 5 am, a maximum of 4 people can gather in any setting. More restrictive guidelines may be in place depending on the region you are visiting. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Austria can be found at https://www.sozialministe...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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FFP2 face masks are required in enclosed environments, public transport, and when social distancing rules cannot be respected.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transport is operational and social distancing should be respected. Entry into the red or dark red regions will require proof of PCR testing, recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination. Further information for each risk classification can be found in German at https://corona-ampel.gv.at/

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 10 pm, with entry testing in place. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people indoors and 10 people outdoors.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open until 10 pm, with entry testing in place. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people indoors and 10 people outdoors.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed in order to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open until 9 pm with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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