Entry Regulations for Austria

    Travel to Austria is possible for touristic purposes.

    Proof of vaccination/recovery or a test are no longer needed - except when arriving from China.

    Last update: 17 January 2023

    Update: Mandatory Covid-19 tests for arrivals from China

    The EU has recommended mandatory Covid tests for all travellers arriving from China. The Austrian Ministry of Health follows this recommendation. Travellers from China need to show a negative PCR test (valid for 48 hours) before boarding the plane - the tests are being checked by the airlines.

    Entering Austria is now possible for Indian nationals

    A few European countries (e.g.: Spain and Switzerland) have started to issue Schengen tourist visas for Indian nationals travelling from India. Therefore Indian nationals are now able to travel to Austria for holidays after staying 10 days in any safe countries or being double vaccinated with Covishield. The Indian vaccine Covishield is accepted to enter Austria and quarantine is no longer required. Please find below detailed information on travel requirements for travellers entering Austria from any safe country (please check below list of countries without quarantine requirement). Please be sure to check each country's travel warnings in addition to Austrian regulations.

    "3-G" rule lifted on 16 May

    The so-called "3-G" rule (vaccinated/recovered or tested) was lifted on Monday, 16 May, for arrivals from all countries except for China.

    When do you need a Pre-Travel-Clearance?

    Currently, no Pre-Travel-Clearance is required when entering Austria except for arrivals from China.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Austrian National Tourist Office is not an authority and cannot provide any legally binding information.

    In addition to the Austrian entry regulations, please also pay attention to the current rules of your country of origin by checking the official government websites.

    Issue of Visas

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

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