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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Austria
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Austria


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
Inbound travel from countries with low incident rate:
Any type of entry is possible, including for tourist purposes. Those countries are: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City. The list is updated regularly and can be found here: https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/NormDokument.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011303&Anlage=1&Uebergangsrecht=

Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas:
An entry ban is in place for passengers coming from Brazil, India, South Africa and the UK. This does not apply to citizens and permanent residents of Austria; freight, ambulances and repatriation flights; and a few other categories (see exemption section).

Inbound travel from all other countries:
Entry is prohibited. Business travellers, residents and those on essential travel are exempt from this ban.

All travellers transiting Tyrol to/from Germany and Italy, including cross-border workers, will need to provide a PCR negative test carried out within the 48 hours before crossing the border. Additional border checks are now in place at the border with Germany.

Further information can be found at: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
(Ends 20 June 2021)
Testing requirements

A) Who needs to test?
- All passengers entering Austria must either test, show proof of recovery from COVID-19 or present a vaccination certificate.

B) Type of test and timeframe
- A PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to entry OR an antigen test taken up to 48 hours prior to entry.
- Travellers from low-risk countries (as well as from Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden) have the option to get a test within 24 hours of entry into Austria.
- Travellers from Brazil, India and South Africa are required to show a negative PCR test result (antigen not accepted).

C) What information is required in the test result?
- The test result should be included in the information used for the pre-travel clearance form.
- For proof of recovery, the traveller must have recovered in the last six months.
- Those presenting proof of vaccination must have received an EMA-approved vaccine.
- For those that have received one dose: The certificate will be valid for up to three months provided it has been at least 22 days since the jab was administered.
- For those that have received both doses: The certificate will be valid for another six months (nine months after the first jab was administered).

D) Exemptions
- Children under ten years of age are exempt from testing requirement.

Further information on test, recovery and vaccination requirements can be found at: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Quarantine requirements
All travellers must quarantine after entering Austria. The duration is ten days. After a mandatory period of five days, the traveller can then take a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, the traveller can end quarantine. It is possible to leave Austria before the end of the quarantine period.

Exemptions
- When coming from countries with low incident rate (see entry rules section for the list)
- Business travel (proof of business nature of the trip required)
- Travel due to unexpected personal emergencies such as funerals
- Transit journeys without stopover.
(Until further notice)
Declarations
All travellers entering Austria must complete an online registration form in advance of their trip to obtain a so-called 'pre-travel clearance' (PTC). At the border, they will need to show their PTC (either digitally or as a hard copy). The form is available here: https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html
(Until further notice)
Exemptions

The following people are exempted from the entry ban:
• Austrian, Swiss and EU/EEA citizens and residents as well as residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican
• Holders of a visa D
• Members of the staff of diplomatic missions or consulates
• Employees of international organisations
• Person who are employed by an Austrian regional authority or an Austrian public corporation who work abroad, provided that their activities abroad are in the interest of Austria
• Business travellers
• Persons entering Austria to begin or continue studying or doing research or schooling

The following people are able to avoid both applicable entry bans and quarantine regulations, but will still need to test and complete the certificate and PTC form:
• Business travellers. The exemption to quarantine does not apply to those who come from COVID-19 variant areas. Business travellers from these areas are exempted from quarantine only for travel to visit an international institution within the meaning of section 2 (1) of the Official Residence Act.
• Humanitarian workers
• Those accompanying Austrian citizens who need to enter because of medical treatments

Entry without restriction is possible for the following people:
• People who need to enter because of absolutely necessary medical treatments in Austria or to return to Austria after using such services abroad, if they are residents in Austria.
• People who enter for unforeseeable, urgent reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle, such as serious illnesses, deaths, funerals, births and the care of people in need of support in emergencies.
• People who enter in the imperative interest of the Republic of Austria.
• People who are coming from Austria and who cross foreign territory without stopping to reach their destination in Austria (transit travellers).

Further information can be found here: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations
(Until further notice)
Transit
There are no restrictions on transit passengers.
(Until further notice)
Testing rules for cross-border commuters
Commuters from all non-EU / EEA states as well as from EU / EEA states that are high incidence states must present a negative PCR or an antigen test on entry that is not older than 72 hours. Self-tests may not be used.

For commuters from EU / EEA countries that are not high-incidence countries, they still have to present a test result on entry that is not older than seven days.

Regular commuters are also obliged to register electronically using the “Pre-Travel-Clearance” form. This registration must be renewed whenever relevant data changes, but no later than every 28 days (previously this had to be done once a week). Entry registration (pre-travel clearance) can be carried out at https://www.oesterreich.gv.at/

More details here: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
The government has released warnings for travellers abroad - for more details: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufenthalt/reisewarnungen/
(Until further notice)
All travellers leaving high-incidence regions need to have a negative COVID-19 test result. This can be either a PCR (no older than 72 hours) or antigen test (not older than 48 hours), but in the case of antigen tests, self-administered tests will not be accepted. This requirement applies to people departing from: Burgenland,
Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, Vorarlberg and Vienna.

More information can be found here: https://corona-ampel.gv.at/aktuelle-massnahmen/bundesweite-massnahmen/
(Ends 30 June 2021)
It is possible to leave Austria before the end of quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
FFP2 masks are mandatory in all public spaces, including retail shops, restaurants, government buildings and schools, as well as outdoors at fairs and markets.

A curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00 for all businesses, events and sports facilities.
Gatherings are limited to four people between 22.00 and 5.00.

All businesses may reopen with an FFP2 mask requirement for all customers/visitors. Some places are open only for tested, recovered or vaccinated people (restaurants, hotels, leisure places, retirement and nursing homes, sports facilities).

All applicable rules can be found at: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
(Ends 1 July 2021)
Travel to the province of Tyrol should be limited to essential trips only. A negative antigen test result or a negative PCR test result that is less than 48 hours old must be presented when crossing the border.

Further information can be found at: https://corona-ampel.gv.at/aktuelle-massnahmen/regionale-zusaetzliche-massnahmen/tirol/
(Until further notice)
Further regional restrictions have been implemented. The full list is available on the government website: https://corona-ampel.gv.at/aktuelle-massnahmen/
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsThe flight ban from variant areas will be re-assessed
(Until further notice)
Summary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Austria

COVID-19 information for Austria

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime levels are low, including in the capital Vienna. Environmentalist and trade union protests occasionally disrupt road travel across the borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Severe weather conditions in winter (December-March) can cause some travel disruption, particularly in more mountainous areas.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Austria
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for health care workers and anyone
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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