Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation
The government are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in Austria and introducing measures where needed. Please always check both Austrian and your home country's regulations before travelling.
Last update: 22 February
At the moment, a lockdown is in effect in Austria. Tourism and leisure travel are not possible.
The following measures are currently in effect:
- Hotels are closed to leisure travellers/tourists.
- Restaurants and bars can only offer takeout/delivery services. Dining in is not permitted. FFP2 masks are required when picking up food.
- A landing ban for flights from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil is in effect.
- Entry regulations are in effect, including special rules for the province of Tirol.
- Shops, museums, libraries, and zoos are open. All shoppers and visitors must wear FFP2 masks.
- All other culture and leisure facilities such as theatres, cinemas, gyms, pools, and amusement parks are closed.
- Events such as concerts, plays etc. are cancelled.
- Hairdressers and similar service providers have been allowed to reopen; negative COVID-19 tests are required for customers.
- Cable cars and ski areas have been allowed to reopen. Hotels and restaurants are however still closed and entry regulations (quarantine requirement - see below) are in effect. De facto, skiing is only possible for locals.
- A stay-at-home order is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- You are required to keep a minimum distance of 2 m (6.5 ft) to people from other households.
- FFP2 masks are required on public transport and in other public spaces.
In early March, the situation will be evaluated to decide next steps.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.
Latest News at a Glance
22 February: The landing ban for flights from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil has been extended until 7 March.
11 February: Travel to the province of Tirol should be limited to essential trips only. From 12 February, you will need to show a negative COVID-19 test (no older than 48 hours) when leaving Tirol. Exemptions for children under 10, transit journeys, and journeys to East Tirol, Jungholz, and the Rißtal valley apply.
4 February: From 10 February, people entering Austria from any country except Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and the Vatican will need to show a negative PCR or antigen test AND commit to self-quarantine. If you cannot show a negative test, you are required to get tested within 24 hours after arrival.
2 February: From 8 February, new rules will go into effect. Non-essential shops will reopen with an FFP2 mask requirement for all customers. Hairdressers and similar service providers may reopen; negative COVID tests will be required for customers. Museums and zoos may reopen with an FFP2 mask requirement for all visitors. Hotels and restaurants will stay closed.
12 January: From 15 January, all travellers entering Austria will need to register electronically in advance and obtain a so-called pre-travel clearance (PTC). At the border, they will have to show their PTC (either digitally or as a hard copy). There are exemptions for unexpected travel due to emergencies.
8 December: From 19 December 2020, if you are travelling from a risk area, you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Austria.
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- World Health Organization Europe
- USA: Department of Health and Human Services
- Travel Advice on GOV.UK
- Australian Department of Health