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    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Travellers from listed countries are now able to travel to Austria for holidays again. All travellers need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection upon entry.

    Please find details below.

    Last update: 21 June

    Entry Requirements

    Required Documents: Proof of Vaccination, Past Infection, or Negative Test

    Anybody entering Austria has to show any one of these three documents:

    • Negative COVID Test

    You need to show a PCR test no older than 72 hours OR an antigen test no older than 48 hours. (For travellers from certain countries, only PCR tests are valid, please see below.) Tests need to be issued by a medical authority; self-tests are not valid. Children under 10 do not need to show a test.

    • Vaccine Certificate

    The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognised: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Sinopharm. (Please be aware that this only applies to entering the country. Sinopharm is not valid for entering hotels, restaurants etc. within Austria.) You are considered "vaccinated" starting on the 22nd day after your first dose, lasting for 3 months from the vaccination date. After the second dose, the validity extends for another 6 months (i.e. the vaccination is then valid for 9 months total from the first vaccination date). Vaccines that only require one dose are valid from the 22nd day after that dose and for 9 months from the vaccination date. This also applies to people who have had COVID before and received only one dose of any vaccine.

    • Proof of Past Infection

    You can enter Austria for 6 months after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proof of antibodies is valid for 3 months from the test date.

    What proof is accepted?

    Proof of negative test, vaccination, or past infection can be a doctor's certificate, an official test result, a vaccination certificate/vaccination card/vaccine passport (including a pdf from an electronic vaccine passport, either on your phone or as a hard copy), or an official/medical certificate proving a past infection, either in German or English. If your original certificate is not in English or German, please use this official health certificate in German or English as proof.

    If you are unable to show any of these documents, you are required to take a PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of arriving in Austria (please note that you WILL need to show proof when checking into a hotel). However, in this case, you will need to register digitally before travelling to obtain pre-travel clearance, and are required to show proof of it at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy). Find more information on the pre-travel clearance here and find the form you need to fill in before travelling here.

    Please note that travellers from certain countries always need to obtain and show pre-travel clearance in addition to the above documents. Find rules for specific countries below.

    Who can enter Austria? Additional requirements depending on country:

    a) Travellers from countries with low incidence rate

    Travellers from countries with a low incidence rate (see list below) who can show proof of negative test/vaccination/past infection can enter the country for tourism purposes without needing to self-isolate. This currently includes most European countries and some non-European countries. You need to have spent the past 10 days within these countries (or Austria) only.

    List of Countries Without Quarantine Requirement

    • Europe

      • Andorra
      • Belgium
      • Bulgaria
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Estonia
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Latvia
      • Liechtenstein
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Malta
      • Monaco
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Romania
      • San Marino
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Vatican City

      Worldwide

      • Australia
      • Israel
      • New Zealand
      • Singapore
      • South Korea

    b) Travellers from Brazil, India, South Africa, and the United Kingdom

    • Travel for certain purposes only (e.g. business travel, medical reasons etc.)
    • Need to register digitally in advance to obtain pre-travel clearance, required to show proof at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy). Find more information on the pre-travel clearance here and find the form you need to fill in before travelling here.
    • Negative PCR test (NOT antigen test) no older than 72 h required
    • 10-day quarantine (can take test after 5 days to end quarantine early)

    c) Travellers from all other countries (third countries)

    • Travel for certain purposes only (e.g. business travel, medical reasons etc.)
    • Need to register digitally in advance to obtain pre-travel clearance, required to show proof at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy). Find more information on the pre-travel clearance here and find the form you need to fill in before travelling here.
    • If they can show proof of vaccination or past infection, they do not need to self-isolate
    • If they only show a negative test, they need to quarantine for 10 days (can take test after 5 days to end quarantine early)


    Please be sure to check your home country's travel warnings in addition to Austrian regulations. Please note: All information presented here has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.

    Issue of Visas

    Certain Austrian embassies and consulates are issuing visas; please check directly with the embassy in your country.

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