Austria

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • QuarantineFor most origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 24, 2021
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
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General

Austria's borders are open for some countries, while internally restrictions change based on risk assessment.

Can I travel to Austria?

  • Travelers arriving from EU and Schengen member countries can travel to Austria, as well as arrivals from the following countries:

    • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    • Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
    • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
    • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Citizens and residents of EU and Schengen member countries may enter from any country, subject to the relevant quarantine and entry requirements.
  • Flights from Brazil and South Africa are suspended.
  • All arrivals must pre-register online, by filling in a pre-travel clearance form.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Austria?

  • Anyone entering Austria from high-risk countries, will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
  • At the moment, this applies to all arrivals except those coming from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.
  • Ending quarantine earlier is possible if testing negative on the 5th day.
  • Business travelers and other exceptions may present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, as an alternative to self-quarantine.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Austria?

  • All arrivals to Austria from high-risk countries must present a negative PCR or antigen test, no older than 72 or 48 hours, respectively, or take one within 24 hours of arrival.
  • At the moment, this applies to all arrivals except those coming from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.
  • It is possible to take a second PCR test after 5 days, to shorten quarantine.

Is public transportation open in Austria?

Public transportation in Austria is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Austria?

Restaurants, bars and cafes are open for takeout and delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Austria?

  • Nonessential businesses are open, and may operate from 06:00-19:00. This does not apply in high-risk areas.
  • A curfew is in place between 20:00 and 6:00.
  • An all-day restriction on movement is in place in high-risk areas, except for essential purposes.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Austria?

Wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places and on public transportation.

Sources

  1. https://www.bmk.gv.at/service/corona/einreisebestimmungen.html
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria/entry-requirements
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