Austria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 03.05.2021
1. Until 18 May 2021, flights from Brazil, India and South Africa are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Until 31 May 2021, 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 COVID-19 related information can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017 .
3. A completed “Pre-Travel-Clearance” form must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ATPTCEN .
4. Passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, India or South Africa in the past 10 days:
– must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; and
– are subject to quarantine for 10 days.
5. Passengers who arrive from or have been in a country other than Australia, Brazil, Finland, Iceland, India, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or Vatican City (Holy See) in the past 10 days must:
– have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– take a test within 24 hours after arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers who are younger than 10 years.
6. Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EntryReqAT201017 .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry from most third countries is prohibited (exemptions apply, e.g., for EU citizens).

Entry without restrictions is allowed when entering from (and not having stayed in the past 10 days in any other country than) Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.

A landing ban is in place for all flights from South Africa and Brazil. Exemptions are 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.

When entering Austria from abroad, an online Pre-Travel-Clearance is mandatory (exemptions apply). In addition, a medical certificate or a valid negative test result in German or English language for SARS-CoV-2 must be available and presented to border authorities upon request. After entry, a quarantine of 10 days is required. At the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine – the day of arrival marks day 0 – a molecular biological or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated early.
 

Lockdown Details

A curfew between 20.00 and 06.00 is in effect. Additional restrictions vary by region.

Starting from 19 May, no further curfew shall apply. With relevant health measures in place, catering and accommodation establishments shall receive customers, and events shall be possible again. To make use of services, guests will have to register and provide either a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection.

A FFP2 mask must be worn indoors in all public areas, in shops and on public transport.
In Vienna it is also mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask in certain busy outdoor areas.

In all public places (indoors and outdoors), a minimum distance of 2 metres must be kept from persons which do not belong to the same household.

Events are not allowed (except, e.g., funerals, professional sport events without attendees, political demonstrations).

In Vorarlberg, events up to 100 people are allowed under strict conditions.

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).

Starting from 19 May, private gatherings between 05.00 and 22.00 can take place with a maximum of 10 adults (+ children) outdoors, and a maximum of 4 adults (+ children) indoors. Between 22.00 and 05.00, private gatherings with a maximum of 4 adults (+ children) shall be possible again. Also, events with up to 3000 people (outdoors) or 1500 (indoors) shall be possible again.

Non-essential shops may open or have to stay closed depending on the region (see below). In all shops, the use of FFP2 masks is mandatory. Opening hours are between 06.00 and 19.00. One customer per 20 square metres is allowed.

Non-essential shops are closed in Vienna and Lower Austria until 2 May.

Starting from 19 May, the closing hour for non-essential shops shall be 22.00.

Take-away is allowed from 6.00 to 19.00 except for alcoholic beverages served in open containers. Delivery services are allowed 24/7.

Take-away food/drinks may not be consumed within a 50m radius of the establishment.

In the province of Vorarlberg, restaurants may receive customers during the day under strict conditions (guests need a negative test result, limit of 4 people per table).

Starting from 19 May, catering establishments may receive customers again with comprehensive health measures in place. To receive services, guests will have to register and provide either a negative test result, a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection. Closing hour shall be 22.00. Maximum 4 people per table inside and maximum 10 people per table outside shall be allowed.
 

Sources

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