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Austria travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

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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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 May 2020 to 31 December 2020

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 15 June 2020 to 31 December 2020

Since 15 June entry into Austria without quarantaine for Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany (excluding Kreis Gütersloh), Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Holy Seed, Spain, Cyprus.
Entry from other 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 30.06.2020
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 (except Guetersloh region), 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.
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 bmk.gv.at .

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Quarantine

From June 16, anyone who comes from any EU country except United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain and Portugal will be able to do so without a medical certificate and quarantine.
Entry to Austria without the need for a medical certificate or quarantine is possible for residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, who have spent the preceding 14 days only in those countries and not travelled elsewhere.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Anyone entering Austria from a country for which the Austrian Foreign Ministry has a travel warning in place must be able to present at the border a medical certificate with micro-biological test results in English, French, German or Italian which is no more than 4 days old.

Anyone arriving from these countries with a valid Austrian residence permit can enter Austria, but without a valid medical certificate will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Coronavirus tests, which provide the medical certificate, are available for €190 on arrival at Vienna Airport for travellers with a valid Austrian residence permit.

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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
extension of restaurant and bar closing time to 01:00 in the morning, more than 4 people allowed at a table

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: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 May 2020 to TBD

Opening of sports facilities and swimming pools. Contact sports such as soccer, basketball, handball remain forbidden.
Private room renting is possible.

  • 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 Gütersloh 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

    *****

    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.

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    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.

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    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
  • Source https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
    https://www.bmi.gv.at/news.aspx?id=314A5A707A4547684D55733D
    https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Ministerium/Informationspflicht/corona/corona_status.html
    https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Themen/schule/beratung/corona/corona_info/corona_etappenplan.html
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