5 Things to Know Before Travelling to Austria

    From current entry regulations to protective measures, here are five important things you should know before travelling to Austria.


    Special rules and regulations are in place

    Find them here

    1. Austria is open again

    Tourism and leisure travel are returning: restaurants, hotels, and recreation facilities in Austria are open again, and we are looking forward to welcoming you.

    For your protection, special measures will be in place this summer. Standard face masks (cloth masks) masks are required on public transport and in stations, in museums, and on cable cars. Austria is world-leading in the number of administered COVID tests. Employees in the tourism industry are regularly tested, and our guests are able to take advantage of our testing infrastructure as well.

    Find current protective measures on our main COVID-19 page
    MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), view from Stubenring / MAK - Museum for Applied Arts

    2. Entry Into Austria

    From 1 July, new rules for travellers entering Austria will take effect. People arriving from countries that the ECDC has categorised as green will no longer need to self-isolate. Details are currently being drawn up. You will find them on our Entry Regulations page as soon as they are available.

    Please make sure to always check relevant regulations in other countries in addition to Austrian rules, e.g. regulations on returning to your home country from Austria.

    Current entry regulations
    Hiking in Austria

    3. How Austria's "Entry Tests" Work

    For leisure facilities such as restaurants, cinemas, or theatres where large numbers of people congregate, a so-called "entry test" will be required. You will need to show proof of a negative COVID test, full vaccination, or a past infection.

    Find out more about Austria's entry tests
    Hochkönigin Hotel

    4. Accommodating Cancellation Conditions

    Anyone planning a holiday at the moment will of course ask themselves: What happens if the coronavirus situation prevents me from travelling, there are new border closures, or I fall ill before departure? Many establishments are offering their guests very accommodating cancellation conditions given the current situation. Free cancellation – often up until a few days prior to arrival – is not uncommon. Some provinces are currently offering automatic cancellation insurance.

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    5. Austria's Contact Tracing App

    Austria is one of the first European countries to have developed its own app that helps identify chains of infection and break them. The app adheres to the "Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing" guidelines, meaning that chains of infection can be broken whilst maintaining privacy.

    You can download the app from the App Store or Play Store regardless of whether you live in Austria or not.

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    Using the Stopp Corona App

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