Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

    Austria is currently in a phase of closely monitored re-opening. Please always check both Austrian and your home country's regulations before travelling.

    Last update: 28 September

    Current Situation in Austria

    Austria is currently in a phase of secure re-opening. This process is being closely monitored and containment measures are being (re-)introduced as and where needed.

    The borders to most European countries are now open again (details). For all other countries, cross-border travel is still strongly discouraged, impossible, or possible only if certain conditions are met. Please check both Austrian and local regulations before booking a trip.

    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

    28 September: Travellers from Sweden no longer need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Austria. Travellers from Portugal now only need a negative test when arriving from Lisbon or the Norte region. Travellers arriving from the following countries/cities/regions now need a negative test: Prague, Ile de France (including Paris) and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Israel, Kuwait, Maldives.

    Protective measures: In Vienna, you will have to provide your contact details when visiting a restaurant as of today. In Lower Austria, local protective measures will be in effect from 5 October (please check locally).

    23 September: From Friday, 25 September, bars and restaurants in the provinces of Vorarlberg, Tirol, and Salzburg have to close at 10 p.m.

    17 September: From Monday, 21 September, guests are required to wear a mask in restaurants whenever they are not sitting at their table. Maximum number of people per table: 10. Any private indoor celebrations or meetings (except funerals) are also limited to 10 people. Masks are now also required at outdoor markets.

    14 September: As of today, you are required to wear a mask in all public indoor areas (shops, museums etc.). In restaurants, staff are required to wear a mask and only table service is permitted. Events without assigned seats are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors, whilst events with assigned seats are limited to 1,500 indoors / 3,000 outdoors.

    19 August: From 24 August, travellers arriving from the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera) have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

    17 August: Travellers arriving from Croatia have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

    10 August: Travellers arriving from mainland Spain have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

    8 July: Carinthia is reintroducing a mask requirement for selected towns/regions.

    Current Entry Requirements to Austria

    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Guests from most European countries can enter without any restrictions. Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Andorra, and certain regions in the Czech Republic, France, Spain and Portugal are the exceptions - travellers coming from high-risk countries/regions such as these need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

    Travel by third-country nationals from outside the Schengen area is prohibited (exemptions apply).

    Find all information on Austria's entry requirements here.

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