Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings for Austria

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Austria – updated 3 March 2021

Requirements for travel to Austria

  • All travelers entering Austria MUST register digitally in advance to obtain a pre-travel clearance (PTC) and present it at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy). All data collected will be deleted 28 days after the traveler has entered Austria.

  • Entry to Austria without restrictions only applies to travelers who have spent the previous 10 days in countries that are deemed safe by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, listed here.

  • For travelers from countries with a travel warning in place, entry is possible with either a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test result (performed within 72 hours prior), or by self-isolating for 10 days. Exiting quarantine is possible if a negative result is produced within this period.

  • Based on currently available information, there is a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 in this country. The additional burden of COVID-19 cases may have a substantial impact on healthcare capacity.

  • If you are in transit through Austria and are not stopping over, you do not need a medical certificate if you can prove you are in transit

  • The only countries considered safe are Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and the Vatican. When arriving from these countries (and if you have not been in any other countries in the last 10 days), you do not need to quarantine or show a negative COVID test.

Restrictions in Austria

There are a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place throughout Austria:

  • Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis

  • Lockdown measures are in place; restaurants, cafes and bars can only offer takeout or delivery and hotels are closed to tourists

  • There is a ban on flights from the UK, South Africa and Brazil

  • Shops, museums, libraries and zoos are open, but theatres, cinemas, gyms and pools are closed, cable cars and ski areas have been allowed to reopen
  • A stay-at-home order is in effect from 8pm to 6am.

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