COVID-19 travel restrictions: Austria

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This article has been written on the April 11, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Austria?

You can enter Austria now. Nevertheless, please check the COVID-19 restrictions that are in place.

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Can I enter Austria if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Austria if you are fully vaccinated. You can be considered fully vaccinated if you have received both doses of a double-dose vaccination or one dose of a single-dose vaccination at least 14 days before arriving in Austria.

As of January 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Austria:

  • BioNtech / Pfizer
  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • Covaxin
  • Covovax
  • Novavax

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Please be aware that travel documents for fully vaccinated visitors depend on whether or not you have had a booster dose.

If you are fully vaccinated with two doses (or one dose of Johnson & Johnson), you have to present both documents:

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format (the EU digital COVID certificate is also valid)
  • A negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old

The PCR test is not required in the following cases:

  • Two vaccine doses (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson) + one booster
  • You have recovered from COVID-19 previously, then have been vaccinated with two doses (or vice versa)
  • You have recovered, been vaccinated once, and recovered again

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from vaccination or tests requirements if they are accompanied by vaccinated or recovered parents.

Rules for teenagers:

  • Unvaccinated visitors that are 12 or over and born on or after 1 September 2006 can use their Holiday Ninja Pass
  • For visitors born before 1 September 2006, the general rules apply

Can I enter Austria if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Austria if you are unvaccinated. However, please be aware that entry restrictions for unvaccinated travelers are much tighter while entering and staying in Austria.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated and not recovered, make sure to present at boarding the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old
  • A completed Pre-travel Clearance Registration

If you are recovered, make sure to present at boarding both documents:

  • A negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old
  • A documentation confirming recovery that is no more than 180 days old

A PCR test is not required for recovered tourists in the following cases:

  • You have recovered from COVID-19 previously, then vaccinated with two doses (or vice versa)
  • You have recovered, been vaccinated once, and recovered again
  • You have been vaccinated once, then recovered, then been vaccinated a second time

Who cannot enter Austria?

Starting from January 24, 2022, there are no banned countries of origin for travel to Austria. All travelers can enter Austria if they follow the rules listed above.

Can I leave Austria?

There are no strict restrictions on leaving Austria. Please check the requirements concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated and recovered travelers of the destination country in advance.

Can I leave Austria if I am vaccinated?

There are no restrictions for vaccinated travelers when leaving Austria.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Can I leave Austria if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Austria.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Austria currently

As of February 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Austria is moderate. COVID-19-related concerns are still in place, but more than 74% of the population have been vaccinated. Recently, Austria made vaccination obligatory for its citizens.

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FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Austria now?

International travel to Austria is safe provided you adhere to the following local regulations:

  • Only fully vaccinated (two doses) or recovered visitors are allowed to enter all public and cultural venues
  • Wearing masks is mandatory inside

Is Vienna open for travel?

Presently, Vienna is open for travelers. Please follow all the local regulations while staying in the capital.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Austria?

You are obliged to undergo self-isolation for ten days upon arrival in Austria if you are not vaccinated

The self-isolation period can be terminated no earlier than day five if you get a negative PCR test result. The day of your arrival is day zero.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Austria?

It would be greatly beneficial to install the EU Digital COVID Certificate to digitize your COVID-19 records if you are traveling from any EU country. Travelers from non-EU countries can print out their documents and present them when needed.

What are the most popular direct flights to Austria?

The most popular direct flights to Austria are:

What are the biggest international airports in Austria?

Here is a list of the biggest international airports in Austria:

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