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Austria was one of the most visited countries in the world prior to the pandemic and received over 28 million visitors a year. The country is well known for its beautiful mountains, skiing, castles, palaces and stunning architecture. 

Austria has now reopened for tourism and is accepting international visitors from a long list of countries. Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Austria and everything you need to know before booking your trip. 

12 Century Aggstein Castle in Austria
12th Century Aggstein Castle in Austria

Countries Permitted to Enter Austria

Travelers coming from the following countries are permitted to enter Austria. 

  • European Union Members (including United Kingdom)
  • Schengen Area Countries and EFTA nations
  • European Micronations: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, The Vatican
Austrian parliament building in Vienna

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Travelers that have their residence in one of the below countries, and traveling from one the below countries,  DO NOT have to present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry in Austria:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

Nations with Required Testing:

EU/Schengen area nations that DO require testing:

All travelers from the below approved countries must present a medical certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR Test no older than 72 hours before arrival. 

English Form
German Form

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain 
  • Sweden
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Tourism and Non-Essential Travel: Travelers who have residence in, and have physically stayed in an approved country for the last 14 days will NOT have to quarantine upon arrival in Austria.

Austrian Nationals Returning Home: Nationals who have been in a high risk country in the previous 14 days must either bring a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure, or be tested on arrival and quarantine while awaiting test results.

Back country skiing in Austria

Entry by Third-Party Nationals Who Have Been in Schengen-Zone for 14 Days

If a traveler from a non-approved third-party country (example: USA or Canada) is travelling to Austria from inside the Schengen area, and have been in the area for at least 14 days already, must have a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test result AND are additionally obligated to commit to a 10-day self-quarantine.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Austria. 

Historic town of Durnstein on the Danube river

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Austria

All visitors must abide by the following COVID-19 health requirements while in Austria:

  • Social distancing of 1 metre 
  • Avoiding hugging, kissing or hand shaking
  • Face masks are required in all shops and on public transportation
  • Frequent hand washing
The Gardens of Belvedere Palace in Vienna

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available. Austria has not made any announcements regarding if a proof of vaccination record (POVR) will be required for entry in the future. 

Visa Entry Requirements For Austria During COVID-19

Austria is currently not accepting visa applications at its embassies and consulates. 

Skyline in Vienna
Skyline in Vienna, Austria

Austria Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. See if your country is approved to visit Austria
  2. Check if your country requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  3. Follow all Austrian health protocols

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Disclaimer: Current Austria travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

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