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Airlines Updates

04.09.2020 Qantas Airways during the week of 06SEP20 plans to operate following domestic network, including service operated by Qantas Link. Information listed below is based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Last minute adjustment remains highly possible.

Adelaide – Alice Springs 7 weekly
Adelaide – Brisbane 11 weekly
Adelaide – Canberra 3 weekly
Adelaide – Darwin 2 weekly
Adelaide – Kingscote 2 weekly
Adelaide – Perth 4 weekly
Adelaide – Port Lincoln 8 weekly
Adelaide – Whyalla 2 weekly
Brisbane – Alice Springs 2 weekly
Brisbane – Barcaldine – Longreach 2 weekly
Brisbane – Blackall – Longreach 2 weekly
Brisbane – Bundaberg 3 weekly
Brisbane – Cairns 37 weekly
Brisbane – Canberra 4 weekly
Brisbane – Darwin 5 weekly
Brisbane – Emerald 21 weekly
Brisbane – Gladstone 16 weekly
Brisbane – Hamilton Island 11 weekly
Brisbane – Hervey Bay 3 weekly
Brisbane – Longreach 4 weekly
Brisbane – Mackay 22 weekly
Brisbane – Moranbah 8 weekly
Brisbane – Mount Isa 10 weekly
Brisbane – Perth 5 weekly
Brisbane – Rockhampton 23 weekly
Brisbane – Rockhampton – Mackay – Townsville – Cairns 4 weekly
Brisbane – Roma 2 weekly
Brisbane – Roma – Charleville 2 weekly
Brisbane – Sydney 7 weekly
Brisbane – Townsville 18 weekly
Cairns – Horn Island 14 weekly
Cairns – Townsville 12 weekly
Cairns – Weipa 14 weekly
Darwin – Alice Springs 7 weekly
Darwin – Perth 2 weekly
Melbourne – Canberra 4 weekly
Melbourne – Launceston 3 weekly
Melbourne – Mildura 2 weekly
Melbourne – Perth 4 weekly
Melbourne – Sydney 5 weekly
Perth – Alice Springs 2 weekly
Perth – Broome 25 weekly
Perth – Geraldton 4 weekly
Perth – Kalgoorlie 15 weekly
Perth – Karratha 31 weekly
Perth – Learmonth 7 weekly
Perth –Newman 10 weekly
Perth – Paraburdoo 12 weekly
Perth – Port Hedland 13 weekly
Perth – Sydney 5 weekly
Sydney – Albury 2 weekly
Sydney – Alice Springs 3 weekly
Sydney – Armidale 3 weekly
Sydney – Ballina 12 weekly
Sydney – Canberra 14 weekly
Sydney – Coffs Harbour 7 weekly
Sydney – Dubbo 4 weekly
Sydney – Lord Howe Island 1 weekly
Sydney – Melbourne 5 weekly
Sydney – Moree 2 weekly
Sydney – Orange 2 weekly
Sydney – Port Macquarie 3 weekly
Sydney – Tamworth 3 weekly
Sydney – Wagga Wagga 3 weekly
Townsville – Cloncurry – Mount Isa 3 weekly
Townsville – Mackay 7 weekly
Townsville – Mount Isa 4 weekly

Virgin Australia during the week of 06SEP20 plans to operate following domestic routes, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Further changes remain highly possible.

Adelaide – Alice Springs 3 weekly
Brisbane – Adelaide 7 weekly
Brisbane – Bundaberg 5 weekly (2 weekly inbound)
Brisbane – Cairns 14 weekly
Brisbane – Canberra 3 weekly
Brisbane – Darwin 3 weekly
Brisbane – Gladstone 5 weekly (8 weekly inbound)
Brisbane – Hamilton Island 4 weekly
Brisbane – Hobart 2 weekly
Brisbane – Mackay 12 weekly
Brisbane – Melbourne 3 weekly
Brisbane – Mount Isa 3 weekly
Brisbane – Newcastle 3 weekly
Brisbane – Perth 5 weekly
Brisbane – Proserpine 3 weekly
Brisbane – Rockhampton 12 weekly
Brisbane – Sydney 5 weekly
Brisbane – Townsville 12 weekly
Bundaberg – Gladstone 5 weekly (2 weekly inbound)
Canberra – Gold Coast 2 weekly
Canberra – Sydney 2 weekly
Christmas Island – Cocos Islands 1 weekly
Melbourne – Adelaide 3 weekly
Melbourne – Canberra 2 weekly
Melbourne – Perth 3 weekly
Melbourne – Sydney 5 weekly
Perth – Broome 7 weekly
Perth – Christmas Island 1 weekly
Perth – Cocos Islands 1 weekly
Perth – Darwin 2 weekly
Perth – Kalgoorlie 8 weekly
Perth – Karratha 11 weekly
Perth – Kununurra 3 weekly
Perth – Newman 12 weekly
Perth – Onslow 3 weekly
Perth – Port Hedland 10 weekly
Perth – Sydney 4 weekly
Sydney – Ballina 3 weekly
Sydney – Coffs Harbour 2 weekly
Sydney – Gold Coast 3 weekly
Sydney – Hobart 2 weekly
Sydney – Launceston 2 weekly
Sydney – Sunshine Coast 2 weekly

04.09.2020 Jetstar Airways during the week of 06SEP20 schedules following domestic routes, based on 30AUG20 OAG schedules. Additional changes remain highly possible.

Adelaide – Brisbane 7 weekly
Adelaide – Cairns 7 weekly
Adelaide – Darwin 6 weekly
Adelaide – Gold Coast 6 weekly
Adelaide – Hobart 3 weekly
Adelaide – Melbourne 5 weekly
Adelaide – Sunshine Coast 2 weekly
Adelaide – Sydney 6 weekly
Brisbane – Ayers Rock 2 weekly
Brisbane – Cairns 22 weekly
Brisbane – Darwin 5 weekly
Brisbane – Hobart 4 weekly
Brisbane – Launceston 3 weekly
Brisbane – Mackay 7 weekly
Brisbane – Melbourne 3 weekly
Brisbane – Newcastle 2 weekly
Brisbane – Proserpine 7 weekly
Brisbane – Sydney 7 weekly
Brisbane – Townsville 14 weekly
Cairns – Darwin 2 weekly
Cairns – Gold Coast 10 weekly
Cairns – Sydney 3 weekly
Melbourne – Darwin 3 weekly
Melbourne – Hobart 5 weekly
Melbourne – Sydney 7 weekly
Melbourne – Townsville 1 weekly
Sydney – Ballina 14 weekly
Sydney – Hobart 3 weekly
Sydney – Launceston 3 weekly

Austrian Airlines in recent inventory update filed selected changes for Northern winter 2020/21 season. As of 03SEP20, reservations for following routes is not available for reservation, between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21.

Additional changes to be filed in the next few weeks.

Innsbruck – Kyiv Borispil
Innsbruck – Moscow Domodedovo
Vienna – Beijing Capital (Service to Shanghai Pu Dong is available for reservation for entire winter season)
Vienna – Birmingham
Vienna – Funchal
Vienna – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas
Vienna – Krakow
Vienna – Manchester
Vienna – Marrakech
Vienna – Minsk
Vienna – Montreal
Vienna – Naples
Vienna – New York JFK
Vienna – Oslo
Vienna – Tenerife South
Vienna – Vilnius

02.09.2020 Austrian during the month of September and October 2020 plans to operate following Intercontinental network, based on GDS schedule listing as of 01SEP20. Various travel restrictions continue to affect the airline’s passenger traffic rights on selected sectors, while last minute changes remain possible.

Vienna – Amman 4 weekly A319/320
Vienna – Bangkok 3 weekly 767 (5 weekly from 01OCT20)
Vienna – Cairo 5 weekly A319/320
Vienna – Chicago O’Hare 5 weekly 767 (7 weekly from 01OCT20)
Vienna – Erbil 3 weekly A319 (A320 from 20SEP20)
Vienna – Newark 5 weekly 767
Vienna – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 17SEP20 1 weekly 767 (2 weekly from 03OCT20)
Vienna – Tehran Imam Khomeini eff 12OCT20 3 weekly A320
Vienna – Tel Aviv 4 weekly A319/320 (5 weekly from 01OCT20)
Vienna – Washington Dulles 3 weekly 767 (1 daily from 01OCT20)
Vienna – Yerevan 1 weekly A319 (3 weekly from 13SEP20 with A319/320/E195)

Published on 21.08.2020
Austrian Airlines adds further destinations (Amman, Cologne, Erbil, Tel Aviv)

Published on 18.08.2020
Austrian Airlines resumes Shanghai service from Sep 2020

Published on 06.08.2020
Austrian Airlines Adds 10 Holiday Destinations As Recovery Picks Up

04.08.2020 Austrian during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European routes, based on OAG schedules listing as of 02AUG20.

Selected week may see frequency variations, while ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Vienna – Amsterdam 16 weekly
Vienna – Athens 7 weekly
Vienna – Basel/Mulhouse 8 weekly
Vienna – Belgrade 6 weekly
Vienna – Berlin Tegel 24 weekly
Vienna – Bologna 6 weekly
Vienna – Brussels 11-12 weekly
Vienna – Bucharest 9 weekly
Vienna – Cagliari 1 weekly
Vienna – Catania 1 weekly
Vienna – Chania 1 weekly
Vienna – Copenhagen 7 weekly
Vienna – Corfu 2 weekly
Vienna – Dubrovnik 6 weekly
Vienna – Dusseldorf 15 weekly (12 weekly from 16AUG20)
Vienna – Florence 6 weekly
Vienna – Frankfurt 14 weekly
Vienna – Geneva 12 weekly (11 weekly from 23AUG20)
Vienna – Graz 14 weekly
Vienna – Hamburg 16 weekly
Vienna – Ibiza 1 weekly
Vienna – Innsbruck 10 weekly
Vienna – Irakleion 4 weekly
Vienna – Kalamata 1 weekly
Vienna – Karpathos 2 weekly
Vienna – Kos 2 weekly
Vienna – Kosice 3 weekly
Vienna – Kyiv Borispil 6 weekly
Vienna – Larnaca 7 weekly
Vienna – London Heathrow 14 weekly
Vienna – Milan Malpensa 9 weekly
Vienna – Moscow Domodedovo eff 10AUG20 3 weekly
Vienna – Munich 13 weekly
Vienna – Nice 7 weekly
Vienna – Olbia 1 weekly
Vienna – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Vienna – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Vienna – Podgorica 7 weekly
Vienna – Prague 17 weekly (13 weekly from 16AUG20)
Vienna – Preveza 1 weekly
Vienna – Prishtina 10 weekly
Vienna – Reykjavik Keflavik 1 weekly until 11AUG20
Vienna – Rhodes 3 weekly
Vienna – Rome 7 weekly
Vienna – Sarajevo 10 weekly
Vienna – Sibiu 4 weekly
Vienna – Skiathos 1 weekly
Vienna – Skopje 10 weekly
Vienna – Sofia 10 weekly
Vienna – Split 6 weekly
Vienna – Stockholm Arlanda 6 weekly
Vienna – Stuttgart 15 weekly
Vienna – Thessaloniki 7 weekly
Vienna – Thira 1 weekly
Vienna – Tirana 10 weekly
Vienna – Varna 6 weekly
Vienna – Venice 7 weekly
Vienna – Warsaw 7 weekly
Vienna – Zadar 4 weekly
Vienna – Zagreb 5 weekly
Vienna – Zakynthos 2 weekly
Vienna – Zurich 21 weekly

03.08.2020 Austria lifted the ban on flights from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, which had been in effect for several months, on August 1.

The new rules allow the resumption of international flights to these countries, but there are still restrictions on the entry of foreigners into Austria.

At the same time, everyone arriving in Austria from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia must provide the results of a PCR test for coronavirus taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or pass such a test within 48 hours after arriving in Austria.

According to NOTAM A2127 / 20, third-country nationals cannot enter Austria unless they are arriving from a non-Schengen area.

If such foreigners arrived from the Schengen area, Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Great Britain, they must self-isolate for 10 days or provide the results of a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before entry into Austria.

Tests and quarantine are not required for citizens and residents of the following countries if they have been on the territory of their state for the last 10 days: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland , Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain, Vatican.

NOTAM states that third-country nationals mean people who do not have passports of the following states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland (avianews.com)

17.07.2020 Austrian Airlines as of 16JUL20 provided latest update to its operation for July 2020. From 15JUL20 to 31JUL20, the Star Alliance carrier is cancelling planned service on following routes. These routes are scheduled to resume from 01AUG20, although further changes remain possible.

Vienna – Belgrade
Vienna – Bucharest
Vienna – Cairo
Vienna – Chicago O’Hare
Vienna – Kyiv Borispil
Vienna – London Heathrow
Vienna – Podgorica
Vienna – Prishtina
Vienna – Sarajevo
Vienna – Sibiu
Vienna – Skopje
Vienna – Sofia
Vienna – Stockholm Arlanda
Vienna – Tirana
Vienna – Varna
11.07.2020 Austrian Airlines as of Thursday (09JUL20) extended interim schedule for Inter-continental routes until the end of summer season, until 24OCT20.

Planned operation below remains subject to change, pending on various travel restrictions.

Vienna – Amman eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A319 (5 weekly A320 from 31AUG20)
Vienna – Bangkok 3 weekly 767-300ER (5 weekly from 02OCT20)
Vienna – Cairo 3 weekly A319/320 (5 weekly A320 from 02AUG20, 5 weekly A319/320 from 03SEP20)
Vienna – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 767-300ER (5 weekly from 29JUL20, 1 daily from 01SEP20)
Vienna – Erbil eff 03AUG20 3 weekly A319 (A320 from 04SEP20)
Vienna – Newark 3 weekly 767-300ER (5 weekly from 31JUL20)
Vienna – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 06AUG20 1 weekly 767-300ER (2 weekly from 05SEP20, 4 weekly from 04OCT20)
Vienna – Tehran Imam Khomeini eff 03SEP20 3 weekly A320
Vienna – Tel Aviv 2 weekly E195 (4 weekly from 15JUL20, 8 weekly A319/320 from 01AUG20, 14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Vienna – Washington Dulles 3 weekly 767-300ER (5 weekly from 01AUG20, 1 daily from 27AUG20)

Published on 10.07.2020
Austrian July – October 2020 Inter-continental network as of 09JUL20

Published on 09.07.2020
Austrian Airlines increases schedule to 40 percent until the end of October

Published on 04.07.2020
Vienna flights cancelled in favour of rail

02.07.2020 Austrian in the last few days extended interim schedule until 20JUL20 inclusive, including Inter-continental service. As of 01JUL20, planned Inter-continental service for the period of 01JUL20 – 20JUL20 as follows.

Vienna – Bangkok 3 weekly 767
Vienna – Cairo 3 weekly A319 (A320 from 12JUL20)
Vienna – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 767
Vienna – Newark 3 weekly 767
Vienna – Tel Aviv 4 weekly A319/E195 (1 daily from 06JUL20)
Vienna – Washington Dulles 3 weekly 767
Published on 27.06.2020
Ryanair opens 64 routes from Vienna on July 1, 2020

Published on 11.06.2020
Austrian Long-Haul routes until 30SEP20, eff. as of 10JUN20

Published on 10.06.2020

Austrian 01-04JUL20 Long-Haul operations as of 08JUN20

Laudamotion To Reopen Vienna Base July 1 But Reduce Crew

 

03.06.2020 Austrian Airlines from mid-June 2020 plans to resume scheduled operations, initially operating service within Europe and to the Middle East. Planned operation from 15JUN20, as of 31MAY20, as follows.

Vienna – Amsterdam eff 15JUN20 5-6 weekly E195
Vienna – Athens eff 15JUN20 3-4 weekly A319
Vienna – Basel/Mulhouse eff 18JUN20 4 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Belgrade eff 24JUN20 3 weekly Dash8/E195
Vienna – Berlin Tegel eff 15JUN20 11 weekly A319/E195/Dash8
Vienna – Bologna eff 29JUN20 2 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Brussels eff 15JUN20 7 weekly E195

Vienna – Bucharest eff 18JUN20 1 daily E195
Vienna – Copenhagen eff 17JUN20 3-5 weekly E195
Vienna – Dubrovnik eff 21JUN20 2 weekly E195
Vienna – Dusseldorf eff 15JUN20 6-9 weekly E195
Vienna – Frankfurt eff 15JUN20 12-14 weekly E195/A319
Vienna – Geneva eff 18JUN20 4 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Graz eff 22JUN20 1 daily Dash8
Vienna – Hamburg eff 15JUN20 6-8 weekly E195
Vienna – Innsbruck eff 22JUN20 1 daily Dash8
Vienna – Kosice eff 22JUN20 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Vienna – Kyiv Borispil eff 23JUN20 3 weekly E195
Vienna – Larnaca eff 15JUN20 5 weekly (1 daily from 24JUN20)
Vienna – London Heathrow eff 15JUN20 8-10 weekly A319
Vienna – Munich eff 15JUN20 12 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Nice eff 28JUN20 1 weekly E195
Vienna – Paris CDG eff 15JUN20 6-8 weekly A319
Vienna – Podgorica 30JUN20 Dash8
Vienna – Prague eff 22JUN20 4-5 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Prishtina eff 18JUN20 3 weekly E195
Vienna – Rome eff 29JUN20 1 weekly E195
Vienna – Sarajevo eff 15JUN20 3-4 weekly Dash8/E195
Vienna – Skopje eff 15JUN20 4 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Sofia eff 15JUN20 4 weekly Dash8/E195
Vienna – Split eff 27JUN20 2 weekly E195
Vienna – Stockholm Arlanda 
eff 17JUN20 4-6 weekly E195
Vienna – Stuttgart eff 15JUN20 5-6 weekly Dash8/E195
Vienna – Tel Aviv eff 18JUN20 3 weekly A319
Vienna – Thessaloniki eff 19JUN20 2 weekly E195
Vienna – Tirana eff 15JUN20 2-3 weekly E195
Vienna – Venice eff 29JUN20 2 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Warsaw eff 22JUN20 3 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Zagreb eff 29JUN20 2 weekly Dash8
Vienna – Zurich eff 15JUN20 9-13 weekly E195/Dash8

 

Published on 28.05.2020
Austrian Airlines to resume flight operations on June 15

Published on 21.05.2020
Laudamotion operations as of 20MAY20 eff. 01JUL2012

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Austria
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Austria if they have arrived from a non-Schengen Area member state.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Austria,
    • Nationals and residents of the European Union, European Economic Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom or the Vatican, and members of their families who live in the same household,
    • Passengers holding a D visa issued by Austria, a photo ID, a residence permit or a documentation of the right of residence in Austria,
    • Passengers with proof they are traveling for special events such as baptisms, birthdays, funerals or weddings,
    • Passengers visiting life partners,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Employees of international organizations or diplomatic missions, and members of their families who live in the same household,
    • Humanitarian workers,
    • Nursing and health personnel,
    • Seasonal workers in the agricultural and forestry sector,
    • Passengers traveling on business, provided holding a negative molecular test result for novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival,
    • Passengers who work in freight transport,
    • Emergency cases,
    • Passengers who are crew members,
    • Passengers traveling for essential medical treatment in an Austrian hospital, provided holding confirmation of the unconditional need to use a medical service,
    • Commuters with confirmation from their employers.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 September 2020 to 31 December 2020

Use of masks is obligatory basically in all closed areas.
Free movement allowed given the obligatory protection measures (1 meter inter-personal distance, use of masks, etc.).
Hotel can open with restrictions for national tourism.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 23 August 2020 to 31 December 2020

From 23 August also the Balearic islands will require a medical certificate for entry into Austria.
Since 17 August entry from Croatia requires medical certificate.
Reinforced border controls of the borders to Slovenia and Hungary due to increasing infection rates in the Western Balkans.
Since 10 August entry into Austria without quarantine for Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slowenia, Spain – only Balearic (until 23/08) and Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Holy Seed, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Entry from other countries including some Schengen/EU countries only with medical certificate (https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:8a0b555c-a44d-4086-988a-0e818e3b2d38/2020_II_263%20Anlage%20C.pdf)

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Flight Restrictions

published 02.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
– This does not apply to passengers visiting their life partner.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland living in the same household, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. They must be arriving from and have only been in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Canary Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) in the past 10 days.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years who are not traveling alone.

Passengers traveling on business must have a medical certificate issued at most 72 hours before arrival which confirms a negative SARS-CoV-2-test result. More details can be found at: tinyurl.com.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (and country white list exempt).

Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 10 days. You can find the latest provisions here .

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 10 days. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at You can find the latest provisions here: here.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 May 2020 to 31 December 2020

shops and factories open with obligatory masks , minimum distance and 1 person per 10 m²
Restaurant services only at the table, staff wearing mask, customers can leave masks when seated.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 31 December 2020

As of 15 June, trade fairs and consumer shows are allowed provided there is agreement by local administration and a prevention concept.
Weddings & funerals indoors & outdoors with up to 100 persons.
Cultural & sports events allowed with up to 100 participants.
1 July: events with fixed seating 250 particiants (indoor), 500 participants (outdoor).
1 August: 500 participants (indoor), 750 (outdoor) upon request up to 1000 (indoor) and 1250 (outdoor).

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to 31 December 2020

4 May: graduating classes go back to school
18 May: classes will join with an alternating shift system (primary school, secondary school class 5-10, vocational school)
03 June: remaining classes in alternating shifts

Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

1 m minimum distance is canceled for all sports activities. For contact sports (football, basketball, …) each club has to develop a prevention concept.

Full Restrictions

  • Austria Latest News:Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. *Travelling from Austria or returning to Austria: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at here. *Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate (Annex C) confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: An entry and transit declaration is required.

    **Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. An entry and transit declaration is required.

    **Third Countries: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and (Annexes C). The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative. Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and Annexes C). Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”. Full information is available in the (ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    18.09.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at here. **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate (Annex C) confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: An entry and transit declaration is required.

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. An entry and transit declaration is required..

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and Annexes C). The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative. Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and Annexes C). Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”. Full information is available in the ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    14.09.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at here. **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate (Annex C)/ confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry. **An entry and transit declaration is required..

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. An entry and transit declaration is required..

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and Annexes C). The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative. Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B and Annexes C). Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”. Full information is available in the ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    11.09.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found here . **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate: Annex C confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry.

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate Annex B and Annex C . The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative.
    Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate. Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”. Full information is available in the ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    07.09.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance [https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011194] and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at [www.bmeia.gv.at]. **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate (Annex C) [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf] confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry.

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:522e0532-692e-4dc7-861e-c0c8ae04b90b/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20B.pdf] and Annexes C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf]). The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative.
    Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annex B [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:522e0532-692e-4dc7-861e-c0c8ae04b90b/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20B.pdf] and Annex C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf]). Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”. Full information is available in the ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2 [https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011194].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    28.08.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance [https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011194] and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only the Canary Islands), Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at [www.bmeia.gv.at] **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate (Annex C) [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf] confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid by the traveller. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: An entry and transit declaration is required [https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2020_II_372/COO_2026_100_2_1781594.html].

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third-country nationals may not enter the country, with the exception of personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism. These categories of people can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:522e0532-692e-4dc7-861e-c0c8ae04b90b/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20B.pdf] and Annexes C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf]). The medical certificate must provide a negative PCR test which was made no more than 72 hours previously. After entering the country, a 10-day period of quarantine at home or elsewhere has to be adhered to. The quarantine can be ended if a PCR test, which is made in the meantime, is negative. Persons travelling in the context of commercial transport can enter the country with a medical certificate (Annexes B [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:522e0532-692e-4dc7-861e-c0c8ae04b90b/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20B.pdf] and Annexes C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf]). Travellers may also enter “for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases”.Full information is available in the ordinance on entry into Austria in connection with the containment of SARS-CoV-2 [https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011194].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    25.08.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain – only the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. The prerequisite to enter Austria without restrictions is to be domiciled or habitually resident in Austria or in one of the above mentioned States, as well as having stayed exclusively in any of those States in the past ten days. Entry from a country in which there is no stable COVID-19 situation is possible with a health certificate (Annex C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf] **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid for by yourself. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry.**Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at [www.bmeia.gv.at]

    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.

    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [www.sozialministerium.at].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    20.08.2020
  • Austria Austria is expanding its travel warning for the Spanish mainland to include the Balearic islands (Reuters, 18.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain – only the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. The prerequisite to enter Austria without restrictions is to be domiciled or habitually resident in Austria or in one of the above mentioned States, as well as having stayed exclusively in any of those States in the past ten days. Entry from a country in which there is no stable COVID-19 situation is possible with a health certificate (Annex C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf]. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at [www.bmeia.gv.at]. **Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid for by yourself. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry.
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [www.sozialministerium.at].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    18.08.2020
  • Austria Austria warns against travel to Spain except islands (Reuters, 06.08.2020). Austria lifts ban on commercial flights from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo Times, 01.08.2020) Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entering from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. Currently, travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Portugal, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania and Spain (except Balearic Islands and Canary Islands). Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. When entering from a country in which there is no stable COVID-19 situation, entry is possible with a health certificate (Annex C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:34b1ed5c-5135-473c-b41a-85f42bd673be/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20C.pdf].**Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently (as of 10.08.2020): Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain – only the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus.
    If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid for by yourself. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. **Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry. **Country specific travel information are available at [www.bmeia.gv.at]
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [www.sozialministerium.at].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughout the country is possible. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    11.08.2020
  • Austria Austria warns against travel to Spain except islands (Reuters, 06.08.2020). Austria lifts ban on commercial flights from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo Times, 01.08.2020) Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entering from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions.Currently, travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Portugal, Sweden, Bulgaria and Romania. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. When entering from a country in which there is no stable COVID-19 situation, entry is possible with a health certificate (Annex C [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:8a0b555c-a44d-4086-988a-0e818e3b2d38/2020_II_263%20Anlage%20C.pdf]. Rules and Exceptions: The prerequisite to enter Austria is that the traveller has only resided in countries with a stable COVID-19 situation in the past ten days and is resident or habitually resident in Austria or in one of these countries. Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 [https://www.sozialministerium.at/dam/jcr:17bc058c-811f-48e7-95d0-56eb43f1bad4/336.%20Verordnung%20-%20Anlage%20A1.pdf]. of the Entry Ordinance and are currently (as of 27.07.2020): Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus.
    If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry) or by undergoing a 10-day (home) quarantine. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid for by yourself. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the period is negative. Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from compulsory testing upon entry. Country specific travel information are available at [www.bmeia.gv.at]
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [www.sozialministerium.at].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis.

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    06.08.2020
  • Austria Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020). Starting on July 15 until 31, the Austrian authorities have issued a ban on passenger air travel from nine Southeast European (SEE); Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, due to the coronavirus spread. (Seenews.com, 14.07.2020). Austrian government bans planes from 10 more countries: ban includes 6 western Balkan nations, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, UK and Ukraine (AP, 14.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Portugal, Sweden, Bulgaria and Romania. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries and to Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that travellers, in the 10 days prior to their arrival in Austria, have not stayed in any country other than those listed as allowed. Specfic Measures for Austrian citizens returning to Austria: Entry from a country with a stable COVID-19 situation is possible without restrictions. The corresponding countries are listed in Appendix A1 of the Entry Ordinance and are currently (as of 27.07.2020): Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom and Cyprus. The prerequisite for this is that the person has been only in these countries in the past 10 days. If the person has also been in other countries within the last 10 days, entry is possible either with a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR test and the test is not longer than 72 hours or a 10-day (home) quarantine must be applied after entry. A confirmation of accommodation must be presented and any costs incurred must be paid for by yourself. Quarantine can be terminated if a PCR test performed during the process is negative.
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-london/].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport and in taxis. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory in supermarkets, banks, bakeries, food shops, service station shops, cable cars, post offices, pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible, such as hairdressers’. Regional measures, including rules on face masks, may vary. People who do not live together must keep at least one metre apart from each other in public.

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    30.07.2020
  • Austria Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020). Starting on July 15 until 31, the Austrian authorities have issued a ban on passenger air travel from nine Southeast European (SEE); Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, due to the coronavirus spread. (Seenews.com, 14.07.2020). Austrian government bans planes from 10 more countries: ban includes 6 western Balkan nations, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, UK and Ukraine (AP, 14.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that travellers, in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Austria, have not stayed in any country other than those listed. You can find the latest provisions at www.sozialministerium.at. Travellers from Bulgaria and Romania now also need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 4 days) to travel to Austria.
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. If you’re transiting through Austria without a stopover, you do not need a medical certificate if you can prove you are transiting.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-london/].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]
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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    27.07.2020
  • Austria Austrian authorities will lift travel warning for Lombardy region (Reuters, 15.07.2020). Starting on July 15 until 31, the Austrian authorities have issued a ban on passenger air travel from nine Southeast European (SEE); Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, due to the coronavirus spread. (Seenews.com, 14.07.2020). Austrian government bans planes from 10 more countries: ban includes 6 western Balkan nations, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, UK and Ukraine (AP, 14.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. You can find the latest provisions at [www.sozialministerium.at]. Update 11 July: Bulgaria and Romania have been removed from the list of countries with no restrictions. Travellers from Bulgaria and Romania now also need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 4 days) to travel to Austria.
    ***Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. If you’re transiting through Austria without a stopover, you do not need a medical certificate if you can prove you are transiting.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: [https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-london/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    26.07.2020
  • Austria Travelers from 30 European countries, the majority of them part of the European Union and/or the European Economic Area, can now enter Austria without having to comply with health measures as having to show a negative molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 or having to start a 14-day home quarantine.

    The decision has been announced through a press release by the Austrian Ministry of Interior.

    “From 30 countries, entry to Austria is again possible without health measures. The ordinances of the Ministry of Health apply until the end of September 30, 2020. The Ministry of the Interior recommends that you contact the Ministry of Health with any questions,” the press release reads.

    Residents of the following now benefit from the relaxation of travel restrictions, if they can demonstrate that they have not been in a country other than Austria or one of the countries listed below in the 14 days before attempting to cross the border:

    Andorra
    Belgium
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    San Marino
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Switzerland
    Vatican
    Exempt from the quarantine requirement are also those entering Austria to maintain goods traffic, to carry out a repatriation trip or flight, for family reasons, for imperative reasons of animal care, as part of a transfer trip or flight, or in the interest of the Republic of Austria.

    “Also excluded are persons who come to take advantage of absolutely necessary medical services and who are either Austrian citizenship, are subject to compulsory health insurance in Austria, or have a treatment promise issued by an Austrian hospital for medical reasons worthy of special consideration,” the Ministry explains, adding that passing through Austria without a stopover is also still possible without restrictions.

    As per those who do not fall into the abovementioned groups, and want to enter Austria from other countries, they must either pass a negative test Show SARS-CoV-2 that is no older than four days or enter a 14-day home quarantine or quarantine in suitable accommodation.

    If a SARS-CoV-2 test is made during the quarantine and the test is negative, it can be ended prematurely.

    The entry of third-country nationals from outside the EU/Schengen area, apart from the regulations mentioned above, is currently not possible. There are exceptions for:

    members of diplomatic missions
    employees of international organizations
    humanitarian workers
    nursing and health personnel
    seasonal workers
    transit passengers
    people who work in freight transport
    These categories must carry and present a medical certificate with a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than four days.

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    15.07.2020
  • Austria Starting on July 15 until 31, the Austrian authorities have issued a ban on passenger air travel from nine Southeast European (SEE); Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, due to the coronavirus spread. (Seenews.com, 14.07.2020).
    Austrian government bans planes from 10 more countries: ban includes 6 western Balkan nations, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, UK and Ukraine (AP, 14.07.2020). Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. You can find the latest provisions at [www.sozialministerium.at]. Update 11 July: Bulgaria and Romania have been removed from the list of countries with no restrictions. Travellers from Bulgaria and Romania now also need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 4 days) to travel to Austria.
    Transit: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: https://www.sozialministerium.at/

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    15.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travellers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at Update 29 June: Travellers from the GĂĽtersloh district in Germany need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 4 days) to travel to Austria. Update 11 July: Bulgaria and Romania have been removed from the list of countries with no restrictions. Travellers from Bulgaria and Romania now also need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 4 days) to travel to Austria.
    Transit Passengers: Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed.
    Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this at: www.sozialministerium.at.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    13.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From within the EU: Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at Update 29 June: Due to a high number of cases, travellers from the GĂĽtersloh district in Germany will need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 48 hrs) to travel to Austria. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    08.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Fro mwithin the EU: Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at Update 29 June: Due to a high number of cases, travellers from the GĂĽtersloh district in Germany will need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 48 hrs) to travel to Austria. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    07.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at Update 29 June: Due to a high number of cases, travellers from the GĂĽtersloh district in Germany will need a negative COVID-19 test (administered in the last 48 hrs) to travel to Austria. Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    02.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at

    *****Arrival by land:
    Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    01.07.2020
  • Austria Innsbruck Airport resumes operations. (Media, 25.06.2020)
    Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at.
    Third country nationals from outside the EU and Schengen area are prohibited from entering the country. You can find exceptions to this rule here: www.sozialministerium.at

    *****Arrival by land:
    Transit without further stops in Austria is allowed. Travelers from the following countries can enter or leave Austria without restrictions: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican and Cyprus. You can find the latest provisions here: www.sozialministerium.at

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    Internal restrictions:

    Measures are in place throughout Austria, affecting all areas of everyday life. Fabric face masks are compulsory on public transport, in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and for services where social distancing is not possible (such as hairdressers’). People who do not live together must keep at least a metre apart from each other in public.

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    25.06.2020
  • Austria Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). They must not have been in any other country in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    – This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy (Lombardy region), Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.
    4. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.bmk.gv.at/service/corona/einreisebestimmungen.html

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    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    *****Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

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    19.06.2020
  • Austria Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See). They must not have been in any other country in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See). They must not have been in any other country in the past 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy (Lombardy region), Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    *****Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    18.06.2020
  • Austria Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
    – This does not apply to residents of Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy (Lombardy region), Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    *****Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    17.06.2020
  • Austria Austria to open borders to Italy, 20+ European countries (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
    – This does not apply to residents of Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy (Lombardy region), Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    16.06.2020
  • Austria Austrian government lifts restrictions for all of its neighboring countries except Italy (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
    – This does not apply to residents of Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    05.06.2020
  • Austria Austrian government lifts restrictions for all of its neighboring countries except Italy (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    . Passengers are not allowed to enter Austria.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers departing immediately.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    3. Flights arriving from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and
    Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate.

    Arrival by land:
    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.

    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place.

    Arrival by air:
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.

    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities.
    Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    04.06.2020
  • Austria 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Austria. – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members living in the same household. – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members living in the same household. – This does not apply to residents of Austria. – This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria. – This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate dated from a maximum of 4 days before their arrival in Austria. The medical certificate must confirm that the person is not affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), and be in German or in English. – This does not apply to: a. passengers traveling on diplomatic missions and their family members if living in the same household, and b. employees of international organisations and their family members if living in the same household, and c. passengers with a documentation of the foreign police act (Fremdenpolizeigesetz), and d. humanitarian workers, and e. healthcare professionals, and f. crew members of emergency, rescue/ambulance or ferry flights. 2. Passengers who are exempt from the entry restriction must self-quarantine at home for 14 days or go into quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply if their immediate departure is ensured. – This does not apply if holding a health certificate confirming that the molecular biological test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is negative and that is not older than 4 days. 3. Flights from Belarus, China (People’s Rep.), France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom are suspended. – This does not apply to mission flights, ambulance/rescue flights, repatriation flights, transfer flights or flights to transport seasonal workers in the agricultural or forestry sector as well as nursing and health personnel.

    International restrictions:

    Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a selfcertification available here. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate. Arrival by land: Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland are suspended. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany. Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries remain in place. Arrival by air: Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate. Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination. Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination. Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany. Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May. Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place. Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Religious services are allowed to resume; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries also start resuming activities. Cafes and restaurants reopened with a maximum of four people at the same table.

    Read more
    30.05.2020
  • Austria

    International restrictions:

    Austrian border with Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia will reopen on 15 June (Reuters, 16.05.2020) Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Travel is permitted for visiting life partners and relatives, taking care of animals as well as agricultural areas. This has to be proven by a self-certification. Border crossings with Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic were opened on 17 May. Only randomised spot-checks are still maintained at the borders to these six countries. Arrival by land Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria. Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries will remain in place until 31 May. Arrival by air Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also exempt are health and medical professionals, transit passengers, commercial transportation, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria. Exempt third-country nationals as well as those arriving by air from within the Schengen area will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of the aforementioned medical certificate. Those without a certificate will be denied entry or be subject to mandatory quarantine. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide a medical certificate. Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination. Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany. Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May. Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    .All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants, churches and cultural spaces such as museums and libraries have reopened; the number of simultaneous customers or guests has been limited, facemasks must be worn. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place. Cafes and restaurants will reopen from 15 May with a maximum of four people at the same table. Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

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    18.05.2020
  • Austria

    International restrictions:

    Austrian border with Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia will reopen on 15 June (Reuters, 16.05.2020) Austria to reopen borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 15 June. Arrival by land Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria. Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries will remain in place until 31 May. Arrival by air Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also exempt are health and medical professionals, transit passengers, commercial transportation, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria. Exempt third-country nationals as well as those arriving by air from within the Schengen area will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of the aforementioned medical certificate. Those without a certificate will be denied entry or be subject to mandatory quarantine. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate. Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination. Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany. Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May. Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants would reopen and religious services would be allowed to resume from 15 May; religious services will also be allowed to resume its activities from 15 May; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries will also start resuming activities from mid-May. Further details will be made available closer to these dates. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place. Cafes and restaurants will reopen from 15 May with a maximum of four people at the same table. Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

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    16.05.2020
  • Austria Arrival by air: Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also exempt are health and medical professionals, transit passengers, commercial transportation, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria. Exempt third-country nationals as well as those arriving by air from within the Schengen area will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of the aforementioned medical certificate. Those without a certificate will be denied entry or be subject to mandatory quarantine. Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate. From 4 May, travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate will be able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna will also be able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination. Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany. Austrian Airlines to extend flight suspensions until 31 May. Wizz air Low cost carrier has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow. Arrival by land: The border with Germany will fully reopen from 15 June. (Reuters, 13.05.2020) Sanitary checks have been reintroduced at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries will remain in place until 11 November to counter the risks related to terrorism and organised crime, the situation at the external borders as well as the risk paused by COVID-19 which could cause further migration movements. The measure applies as well for the border with Hungary. Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria. All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until further notice. Measures have been extended until 30 April.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants would reopen and religious services would be allowed to resume from 15 May; religious services will also be allowed to resume its activities from 15 May; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries will also start resuming activities from mid-May. Further details will be made available closer to these dates. Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place. Cafes and restaurants will reopen from 15 May with a maximum of four people at the same table. Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

    Source: https://at.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-february-25-2020/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    13.05.2020
  • Austria

    International restrictions:

    Arrival by land

    Travellers who want to enter through an open land border must have a medical certificate to enter. The certificate should: state that the traveller is not affected by COVID-19; be dated from a maximum of four days prior to arrival; and be in English, French, German or Italian. Exemptions from the ban are: Austrian citizens, residents, people transiting through Austria without a stopover, commercial traffic and emergency vehicles. Health authorities may impose health examinations on any person entering or travelling through Austria.
    Sanitary checks are in place at borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland; only limited border crossings are open. Internal land borders controls within the Schengen area with these countries will remain in place until 31 May.
    Arrival by air

    Non Schengen/EU nationals are prohibited from entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area. The rule does not apply to diplomatic staff, employees of international organisations, their family members living in the same household and humanitarian workers. Also exempt are health and medical professionals, transit passengers, commercial transportation, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria.
    Exempt third-country nationals as well as those arriving by air from within the Schengen area will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of the aforementioned medical certificate. Those without a certificate will be denied entry or be subject to mandatory quarantine.
    Austrian/EU/EEA/CH citizens and their family members living in the same household, as well as holders of a D visa or a residence permit issued by Austria entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area, will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine, unless their immediate departure to another country (e.g. by car or train) is ensured or they provide the aforementioned medical certificate.
    Travellers arriving at Vienna airport who do not have the above medical certificate are able to conduct a molecular biological COVID-19 test and get the result in two to three hours. This will allow them to avoid facing quarantine, in the event of a business or urgent trip to the country. The test available at airport tests cost 190 euros ($209). Passengers leaving Vienna are also able to take it to demonstrate that they are virus-free at their destination.
    Flights to/from China, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ukraine have been suspended.
    All passenger rail services to/from Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland have been suspended until at least 22 May. Train traffic between Austria and Germany is restricted and stopped between Tirol and Germany.
    Austrian Airlines has extended flight suspensions until 31 May.
    Wizz air has resumed limited flights from Vienna, serving 20 destinations including to Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. Further destinations during the month of May will include Italy and Spain should the sanitary situation allow.

    Internal restrictions:

    All stores are allowed to reopen, however most non-essential establishments remain closed. Restaurants would reopen and religious services would be allowed to resume from 15 May; religious services will also be allowed to resume its activities from 15 May; cultural spaces such as museums and libraries will also start resuming activities from mid-May. Further details will be made available closer to these dates.
    Residents are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons. However, the obligation to maintain a distance of at least one metre from other people and wear a face covering in indoor public areas remains in place.
    Cafes and restaurants will reopen from 15 May with a maximum of four people at the same table.
    Gatherings of over 10 people remain prohibited.

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    08.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Re-Open Europe/
    Austrian Embassy DC/
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