Entry Regulations for Austria
Austria is currently in a phase of secure re-opening. This process is being closely monitored and entry regulations for travellers are being (re-)introduced as needed.
Open Borders - Safe Countries
Travellers from the following "safe countries" do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or commit to quarantine: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria (except the regions Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Jambol, Kardzhali, Montana, Plovdiv, Rasgrad, Shumen, Sliven, Smoljan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte, Varna), Canada, Cyprus, Croatia (the regions Brod-Posavina, Istria, Koprivnica-Križevci, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin, and Zadar only), Czech Republic (except Prague), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (except Île-de-France (Paris), Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal (except Lisbon and Norte), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, the Canary Islands in Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City.
The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those countries in the past 10 days.
You do not need to show a test if you are only transiting through Austria without a stopover.
Medical Certificate Required - High-Risk Areas
Austrian citizens, Austrian residents and EU/EEA/UK/Swiss residents arriving from a high-risk area (listed below) are obligated to produce a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test (the test has to have been administered in the last 72 hours before arrival). If you were unable to get tested before entering Austria, you are required to get tested within 48 hours after arriving, and you have to self-quarantine until your test results arrive.
The following are considered high-risk areas by the Austrian government: Andorra, Albania, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria (the regions Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Jambol, Kardzhali, Montana, Plovdiv, Rasgrad, Shumen, Sliven, Smoljan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte, Varna only), Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia (except Brod-Posavina, Istria, Koprivnica-Križevci, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin, and Zadar), Prague in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Île-de-France (Paris) and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur in France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China – Province Hubei, Peru, Philippines, Lisbon and Norte in Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.
Please be aware that this applies to EU/EEA/UK/Swiss citizens and residents of safe countries; other third-country nationals please see below.
Entry Prohibited - Other Third-Country Nationals
Entry is prohibited to third-country nationals when arriving from states outside the Schengen area (except those listed above as safe countries). Exemptions apply. Third-country nationals travelling from inside the Schengen area have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test result AND are additionally obligated to commit to a 10-day self-quarantine.
Please keep in mind that you also need to check other countries' rules and regulations when travelling across borders.
Sunflowers in nature park
Adults only waldSPA
Enjoying Austria's beauty
St. Stephan's Cathedral and St. Peters church in beautiful imperial Vienna
Issue of Visas
Certain Austrian embassies and consulates are issuing visas; please check directly with the embassy in your country.
From which countries can I currently enter Austria without a COVID-19 test?
Guests from the following countries do not need to provide a COVID-19 test or quarantine upon arrival: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic (except Prague), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (except Île-de-France (Paris), Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal (except Lisbon and Norte), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain (Canary Islands only!), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City. This only applies to those who have spent the past 10 days in these countries or Austria and have their permanent or regular place of residence there.
How can I prove where I have been in the past 10 days?
By providing a registration form, for example, evidence of employment or receipt.
What happens if I cannot provide evidence?
You may still be permitted entrance to Austria, even if there is reason to suspect you have been in a high-risk area. This is only possible in the case of Austrian nationals, EU/EEA, Swiss or British citizens and those who have their permanent or regular place of residence in Austria. The same rules apply as when entering from countries other than those listed above (see next question).
What happens if I have been in a high-risk country in the past 10 days?
If you have been in another country than those listed in the past 10 days then you can enter Austria with a medical certificate from a doctor, confirming a negative COVID-19 test result (administered in the 72 hours prior to arrival). Or you can self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Should you have a negative COVID-19 test during this period then you can end your quarantine ahead of time. This only applies to Austrian nationals, EU/EEA, Swiss or British citizens and those who have their permanent or regular place of residence or right of residence in Austria.
The test cannot be older than 72 hours. Is this from when the test was administered or when the result was obtained?
The 72 hours are calculated from when the test was administered.
Do children need to show proof of a negative test?
Children under the age of 11 do not need to show a test.
Can third-country nationals enter Austria?
Only residents of Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, and Uruguay can enter Austria without any COVID-19 restrictions. All other third-country nationals are not permitted to enter Austria from outside the Schengen area. From within the Schengen area, other third-country nationals can enter with a negative COVID-19 test and additional quarantine.
Where can I download the medical certificate form?
You can download the medical certificate form in English here.