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    Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

    Travelling to Austria for touristic purposes is possible for vaccinated and recovered people! Find everything you need to know here. 

    January 20, 2022

    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    In order to curb the global spread of the Omikron variant, the Austrian government announced new requirements to enter the country effective December 20, 2021:

    • Registration via Pre-Travel Clearance (PTC)
    • 2-G (vaccinated or recovered and PCR-tested (72 hours)) is required for arrivals from all countries.
    • Proof of a booster shot eliminates the necessity for a PCR test. The same applies to people that have proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the past 180 days and have received the second inoculation of a two-dose vaccine (or one inoculation of a single-dose vaccine)
    • Individuals without a negative PCR test or proof of a booster shot are required to register upon entry and have to self-quarantine until a negative PCR test can be produced.
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    Latest News - Update 24 January

    No more virus variant countries

    On Monday, 24 January, Austria removed its list of virus variant countries. This means, for everyone arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway the same entry rules apply as for travellers from all other countries. Please check the details here.

    2-G+ rule for entering Austria

    New stricter entry measures came in effect on 20 December. To enter Austria, the “2-G+” rule is currently in place. In addition to proof of vaccination/recovery, you need a negative PCR test OR proof of a booster jab. Find more information here.

    Austria shortens Validity of Vaccination on 1 February

    2-dose vaccinations are valid for 270 days to enter Austria. However, to prove your "2-G" status during your stay IN Austria, from 1 February 2022, the validity of your 2nd vaccination will be reduced to 180 days. The booster jab remains valid for 270 days. This new rule includes children aged 12 and over! Children born on or after 1 September 2006 and jabbed longer than 180 days ago can still gain "2-G" status by using the so-called Holiday Ninja Pass. For teenagers born before 1 September 2006, the rules for adults apply. Please note: The second and third dose are valid from day one in Austria.

    During your stay in Austria, the "2-G" applies - here is how it works

    The "2-G" rule (proof of vaccination/recovery) is currently in effect in Austria. FFP2 masks are mandatory in most areas. To keep locals and visitors safe, the following measures are in place: 

    • For hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres etc.), ski lifts/cable cars and body-related services (such as hairdressers) proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) / recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt). Please find more information here
    • 2-dose-vaccinations are valid for 270 days after the second dose. However, this will be shortened to 180 days on 1 February 2022. After that a booster jab is required, which is valid for 270 days. Attention: The 1-dose vaccine by Johnson & Johnson requires a booster since 3 January 2022. 
    • FFP2 masks are required in all public areas in enclosed spaces, including restaurants (when not seated), hotels and cable cars. When 2-m social distancing with people not living in you household is not possible, FFP2 masks are also compulsory outdoors.
    • Restaurants/cafés/inns have a curfew at 10 PM.
    • Bars and clubs remain closed. Après-ski is not possible.


    Rules for children and teenagers 

    • Children under 12 years are currently exempt from the „2-G” rule (exemption: In Vienna, children from the age of 6 require an entry test). 
    • Teenagers (12 or over and born on or after 1 September 2006) who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid, can obtain "2-G" status with the so-called "Holiday Ninja Pass". Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the results in the pass. Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass FAQ and download the English version of the pass here. Teenagers who are double-jabbed can simply use their vaccination proof.
    • For teenagers born before 1 September 2006, the “2-G” rule applies. 

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


    Austria classified as high-risk area in Germany

    Since Sunday, 16 January, Austria has been classified as a high-risk area in Germany. This means that vaccinated/recovered travellers have to register online prior to departure and upload their proof of vaccination/recovery. Without providing these documents, quarantining upon arrival is mandatory when returning from a high-risk area. There are no exemptions for children without proof of vaccination/recovery. According to the current legal regulations, they have to self-isolate for 5 days in Germany. Please find more information on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

    Additional Measures in the Austrian Provinces

    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Travel to Austria for touristic purposes is possible again for vaccinated and recovered people. Please find an overview of the current entry regulations below.

    Find all information on Austria's entry requirements here
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