Austria

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 PCR test is required for some countries.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are required in enclosed public places, Masks are required in public transport

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 50 people banned.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ✅ Operational

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

No curfew is in effect. With comprehensive health measures in place, catering and accommodation establishments may receive customers and events are possible. Guests have to register and provide proof of their low epidemiological risk by: -proof of vaccination of an EMA licensed vaccine: after the 22nd day of the first vaccination and within three months from that date after the last prescribed dose (if this is also the first dose, 22 days later) and within 9 months from the first vaccination -a medical certificate to proof a recovery from an infection in the past 6 months, confirmed by a positive PCR test (or an Absonderungsbescheid); proof of neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than 3 months; -a negative antigen test not older than 24h, taken at home and registered in an official data processing system; -a negative antigen test not older than 48h, performed from an authorised body; -a negative PCR test not older than 72h. Further opening steps are planned for 1 July. FFP2 masks must be worn indoors in all public areas, in shops and on public transport. No facemasks have to be worn outdoors (also in catering and accommodation establishments and during events). *As of 1 July, it is planned that no facemasks have to be worn indoors if guests can prove their low epidemiological risk (see details under "General Measures"). In all public places (indoors and outdoors), a minimum distance of 1 metre must be kept from persons which do not belong to the same household. *As of 1 July, it is planned that no further distance requirement shall be in place. Private gatherings are allowed with max. 16 adults (+children) outdoors, and max. 8 adults (+children) indoors. The limit of attendees for events where people are seated is 3000 outdoors and 1500 indoors. *As of July 1st, it is planned that no further limitations for private gatherings shall apply. At the same time, also the limit of attendees for events shall expire. Non-essential shops are open. In all shops, the use of FFP2 masks is mandatory. Opening hours are between 05.00 and midnight. One customer per 10 square metres is allowed. *As of 1 July, it is planned that limits per square metre will no longer apply. Catering establishments may receive customers with comprehensive concepts in place. To receive services, guests have to register and provide proof of their low epidemiological risk (see General Measures). Max. 8 adults (+ children) per table indoors and max. 16 adults (+ children) per table outdoors are allowed. Restaurants may open from 05.00 to midnight. Delivery services are allowed 24/7. *As of 1 July, it is planned that no limit per table shall apply. There shall be no closing hour any longer.

Internal Restrictions: March 16, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Travellers do NOT have to fill out the pre-travel clearance form if they are entering from states or areas of low epidemiological risk, carry a proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result according to the below requirements, and have not stayed in any other state or area than those of low epidemiological risk or Austria in the past 10 days. Travellers DO have to fill out the pre-travel clearance form (https://bit.ly/3ho6kiI0 if they cannot provide such proof or have stayed in a state or area other than those of low epidemiological risk or Austria in the past 10 days. Countries and areas are divided in three categories, as specified hereafter. 1. Countries or areas of "low epidemiological risk" (see Appendix 1 https://bit.ly/3w5Rt1y of the COVID-19 entry regulation 2021) Travellers from these areas must either: -be vaccinated. As proof, travellers must either carry (A) a medical certificate (in German / in English) or (B) a vaccination certificate. A vaccination certificate is valid if one of the following conditions is met: 21 days, and no more than 90 days, have elapsed from dose 1 of 2; The second dose of vaccine has been received, and no more than 270 days have elapsed since the time of the first dose; 21 days, and no more than 270 days, have elapsed after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one dose is scheduled; Vaccination with a single dose of any vaccine, carried out less than 270 days before, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 (following a positive result to a COVID-19 test at least 21 days before the date of vaccination). -The following vaccines are valid for entry into Austria: Comirnaty from BioNtech/Pfizer Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, and Covishield from Serum Institute of India COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna Sinopharm SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated (InCoV) Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated -provide a certification that they have recovered from COVID-19; As proof, travellers must either carry (A) a medical certificate (in German / in English) or (B) a recovery certificate confirming infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the last 6 months, certified by molecular biology (e.g. PCR test). Proof of neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than 3 months, is equivalent to such a certificate. -provide a pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to arrival) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival), or carry out a test within 24 hours after entry. As proof, travellers must either carry (A) a medical certificate (in German / in English) or (B) a test certificate issued in German or English confirming that the holder has tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR or antigen testing), including at least the following data: first and last name of the person tested, date of birth, date and time of sample collection, infection status (positive or negative), signature of the person performing the test and stamp of the institution performing the test (or bar- or QR-code) 2. "Virus variant" countries or areas (see Appendix 2 of the COVID-19 entry regulation 2021) Entry from these areas is in principle prohibited (except for, among others, professional purposes, Austrian citizens, EU/EEA citizens, visits of partners). The entry requirements for the exceptions are the following: negative molecular biological test result (e.g. PCR) on entry Pre Travel Clearance Obligation of a 10-day quarantine. The quarantine can be ended from day 5 after entry with a negative molecular biological test result. -Quarantine requirement does not apply to entry: for professional purposes to visit an international institution and for diplomats; in the overriding interest of the Republic of Austria, in particular for cultural or sporting purposes; for medical reasons, funerals, weddings. 3. Other countries and areas that are NOT listed in Appendix 1 or 2 of the COVID-19 entry regulation 2021 Entry requirements: Proof of vaccination, a negative pre-departure test, certification of recovery from COVID-19 (see point 1 above) Pre Travel Clearance Obligation of a 10 day quarantine (unless 14 days have passed since full immunisation). The quarantine can be ended from day 5 after entry with a negative result to a new test. No mandatory quarantine and pre-travel clearance for:  Commuters to attend school or college, or for family purposes, or to visit a partner;  Fully immunised travellers, if 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccine dose required as well as for accompanying minors between 12 and 18 Diplomats, for medical reasons, for emergency personnel, for judicial duties and unpredictable family emergencies (funerals, severe sudden illness). 

Border Restrictions: March 17, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 24.08.2021 1. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay or Zimbabwe 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; - residents of Austria; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/8w8kyybv . 2. Passengers must complete a "Pre-Travel-Clearance" and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://entry.ptc.gv.at . - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) or Viet Nam with: - a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received: - the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or - the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or - the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech  (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival, and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19. 3. Passengers must: - have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before arrival which is for personal use and recorded in an official data processing system; or - 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; or - have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - a proof of neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies issued at most 90 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received: - the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or - the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or - the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech  (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival, and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult; - passengers arriving from Brazil, Cyprus, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Spain, Uruguay or Zimbabwe; - passengers who have been in Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days. 4. Passengers arriving from Cyprus or Spain must: - have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or - take a COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test upon arrival; or - have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received: - the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted; or - the Janssen vaccine at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or - the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech  (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival, and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult; - passengers who have been in Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days. 5. Residents of Austria and 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 who arrive from or have been in Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. They are also subject to quarantine for 10 days. - The COVID-19 test requirement does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years if accompanied by an adult. 6. Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at most 270 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors between 12 and 18 years old. A combination of vaccines is accepted; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 22 days and at most 270 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors between 12 and 18 years old; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/8w8kyybv .

Last Update: August 30, 2021

Latest Changes

August 16
  • ⚠️ As of Aug.18, it is necessary to have both doses of coronavirus vaccine to enter the country. Expats

August 10
  • ⚠️ Covid-19 restrictions are being introduced again as the number of cases significantly rise in the Lienz district of East Tyrol. TheLocalAustria

July 27
  • ⚠️ Travellers returning from Spain, the Netherlands and Cyprus will have to get tested in order to enter Austria. SchengenVisaInfo

July 16
  • ⚠️ Tightenings include rules for visiting nightclubs and large events, contact details for visiting restaurants and bars. TheLocalAustria

June 17
  • Further restrictions on the coronavirus are due to end in Austria on July 1. DailySabah

June 09
  • Two waves of lockdown relaxations. The first will take place on June 10th, while the latter will be on July 1st. TheLocalAustria

June 01
  • Austria is reopening; by July 1, full occupancy will be possible at sporting and cultural events. Forbes

May 28
  • Austria will relax several coronavirus measures from in June and July including rules for masks, weddings, eating out and curfews. TheLocalAustria

May 27
  • Approved a bill on Wed (26 May) introducing the so-called “green pass” allowing access to restaurants, hotels and cultural facilities, etc. EURACTIV

April 23
  • Several lockdown measures would be relaxed from mid-May. Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to open. TheLocalAustria

  • Austria plans to loosen coronavirus restrictions on May 19, letting restaurants, hotels and theatres reopen their doors. Reuters

April 16
  • Lockdown measures in the areas of culture, sport, gastronomy and tourism would be relaxed in May. TheLocalAustria

April 15
  • ⚠️ The Austrian capital region is extending tough coronavirus restrictions until May 2 . Xinhua

April 06
  • ⚠️ Lockdown in the eastern states of Vienna, Burgenland and Lower Austria extended until Apr 18. TheLocalAustria

March 31
  • ⚠️ Vienna and two provinces extending lockdown until April 11. Reuters

March 24
  • ⚠️ New lockdown in Vienna and 2 provinces from Thursday, April 1, until the following Tuesday. Reuters

March 22
  • ⚠️ Austria postponed the reopening of cafe, restaurant and bar terraces. Reuters