Austria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 18.02.2021
1. Flights from Brazil, South Africa and United Kingdom are suspended until 7 March 2021.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and persons living in the same household;
– residents of Austria and persons living in the same household;
– passengers arriving from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See);
– residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and persons living in the same household;
– passengers with a confirmation of the application pursuant to Art. 18 Para. 1 of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union;
– passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria;
– passengers departing immediately;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers visiting their life partner;
– students;
– more Coronavirus (COVID-19) related information can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017
3. Passengers must present a completed Pre-Travel-Clearance upon arrival. The clearance can be obtained at https://tinyurl.com/ATPTCEN
4. Passengers who arrive from or have been in the past 10 days in a country other than Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Norway, Singapore or Vatican City (Holy See) must:
– have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen or PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– take a test within 24 hours after arrival.
5. Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017 .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

A landing ban is in place for all flights from the UK, South Africa and Brazil. Exemptions will be in place for cargo flights, operational flights, ambulance and rescue flights, repatriation flights, aircraft transfer flights, flights transporting seasonal agriculture workers, and flights transporting healthcare and medical personnel.

Third-country nationals travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen associated country with a stable COVID-19 situation, or from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea, may enter Austria.

Entry is prohibited to all other third-country nationals when arriving from any states except those listed as safe countries.

The most updated information on the list of countries and regions affected is available at the Austrian Health Ministry website (in German only) and the tourist website Austria.info.

Exemptions apply. For example, for personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism.

Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”.

Upon entry, travellers are obliged to provide a digitally fillable pre-travel clearance form. In particular, this concerns the address of the place of stay or quarantine, the means of transport used to enter, as well as the notification of the countries in which the person entering has stayed in the past 10 days. The pre-travel clearance form is available in German and English.
 

Lockdown Details

A nighttime curfew between 20.00 and 06.00 hours applies.

A mask must be worn in all indoor public areas. In shops and on public transport, FFP2 masks are required.

In all public places (indoors and outdoors), a minimum distance of 2 metres from each other must be kept.

All events are cancelled (with some exceptions such as demonstrations and professional sports). People are asked to keep their social contacts to an absolute minimum.

Private gatherings are restricted to no more than two households (4 adults, 6 children). Other than people in the same household, contact should be restricted to partners, relatives, and caregivers.

Funerals are permitted with a maximum of 50 people.

Shops are open. In all shops, the use of FFP2 masks is mandatory.

Restaurants and bars can only offer take away and home delivery services. Dining in is not permitted. FFP2 masks are required when picking up food.

Hotels are closed to tourists. Only essential travel (e.g. for business that cannot be delayed) is permitted.

 

Sources

https://www.bmk.gv.at/service/corona/einreisebestimmungen.html
Data Source: covidcontrols.co