Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
Travelers who have exclusively been to the United States or another “country or territory with low epidemiological risk” (listed in Annex 1 of the COVID-19 Entry Regulation) in the past 10 days may enter Austria without quarantine or pre-travel-registration if they provide upon entry a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test result (see below for specific requirements).
If none of those certificates or test results can be provided upon entry, the person seeking entry must take a COVID-19 test at their own expense immediately (max. 24 hours) after arrival. In this case travelers are required to register in advance using the pre-travel clearance form.
US citizens are strongly encouraged to take direct flights between the United States and Austria to avoid third-country restrictions.
Please note that only certificates and test results issued in English or German by a medical professional or public authority will be accepted.
Vaccination Certificate (e.g. “CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card” or Medical Certificate):
Certificate of Recovery (or Medical Certificate):
COVID-19 Test Result (or Medical Certificate):
Travelers who have been to an “area of variants of concern” (any country or territory listed in Annex 2) in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter Austria.
The entry ban does not apply for the following groups of persons or to the following travel purposes:
Any person who seeks to enter Austria claiming one of the above mentioned exceptions must:
Fully vaccinated (14 days after the last dose) persons are exempt from mandatory registration and quarantine. Some other exemptions apply.
There are a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place throughout Austria. Masks covering the mouth and nose are required on all public transportation. The provincial government of Tirol has re-introduced mask and crowd size restrictions due to spiking COVID cases, and mandatory testing for non-vaccinated persons when traveling out of high COVID areas. Violations of these measures are punishable by fines of 90 Euros per incident.
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