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Travel to Austria

There are restrictions on who can enter Austria at this time. Please check the latest requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Austria, you might be required to take a molecular-biological/antigen-Test before departure or after arrival and/or may be subject to mandatory quarantine on arrival.

COVID-19 testing

Passengers arriving from one of these countries and who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days are free to enter Austria without presenting a molecular-biological / antigen-Test of SARS-CoV-2-test, and quarantine are not required:

  • Australia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Republic Korea, Uruguay, Vatican.
  • Third country nationals arriving from out of Schengen or from out of countries not listed under the above are not allowed to enter Austria.
  • Remaining persons are required to start a 10-day quarantine, which is considered to have ended if a molecular biological test / antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 is carried out at the earliest on the fifth day after entry (the day of arrival marks day 0) and the test result is negative:
    • Austrian citizens, EU / EEA citizens and people who live with them in the same household,
    • Swiss citizens and citizens of the United Kingdom as well as persons who live with them in the same household, 
    • people with residence or habitual abode in EU / EEA countries or Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican, Switzerland or the United Kingdom and people who live with them in the same household, 
    • entry in connection with other important events that can be planned in the family circle such as weddings, baptisms, birthday parties or the non-regular visit of the partner, 
    • foreigners, if they have a visa D issued by Austria or a photo ID according to § 95 of the Aliens Police Act 2005, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005, 
    • persons who are entitled to stay in Austria on the basis of a residence permit, a residence title or documentation of the right of residence in accordance with the Settlement and Residence Act, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005, or the Asylum Act 2005, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005 are,
    • members of the staff of diplomatic missions or consular posts and persons who live with them in the same household, 
    • employees of international organizations and people who live with them in the same household, 
    • humanitarian forces, 
    • persons who are employed by a domestic regional authority or a domestic corporation under public law and whose place of employment is abroad or whose service is performed abroad, insofar as the activity of this corporation abroad is in the interests of the Republic of Austria, 
    • people who come for work purposes, 
    • an accompanying person during entry for medical reasons, 
    • people who travel to the country to begin or continue studying or doing research, 
    • people who come to attend school, or 
    • people who enter the country for the purpose of performing a mandatory judicial or official obligation, such as summoning to court hearings
  • Exceptions apply to the following persons, although they must present a medical certificate1 that is not older than 72 hours and confirms that a molecular biological test / antigen test is negative for SARS-CoV-2:
    • humanitarian forces, 
    • people who come for work purposes, 
    • an accompanying person during entry for medical reasons, 
    • persons who enter the country for the purpose of performing a mandatory court or official duty, such as summoning to court hearings, 
    • strangers, if they have a photo ID according to § 95 of the Aliens Police Act 2005, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005

If the medical certificate cannot be presented, a ten-day quarantine must be commenced immediately. If a molecular biological test / antigen test carried out during this time for SARS-CoV-2 is negative, the quarantine is deemed to have ended.

Exemptions

Children up to the age of 10 are exempted from any obligation to take a molecular-biological / Antigen-test of SARS-CoV-2 test.

Required forms

All travellers entering Austria (transfer passengers with proven onwards travel are exempted) will need to register electronically in advance and obtain a pre-travel clearance (PTC). Upon arrival, they will have to show their PTC (either digitally or as a hard copy).

Other information

  • Persons required to start a quarantine have to provide a confirmation of availability of suitable accommodation already upon arrival and costs must be borne – otherwise entry will be refused. 
  • People who are obliged to quarantine must confirm this with their own signature in accordance with the Quarantine Confirmation4 form upon entry.

Exemptions do not release passenger/crew from foreign immigration entry regulations (visa, …)

For the latest information on the travel requirements please visit this website.

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