Austria has officially reopened its borders to for tourism on June 16, 2020.
The first 31 countries that have authorization to travel to Austria include all of the European Union nations, with the exception of UK, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.
Visitors from the approved EU countries can visit Austria without a quarantine period or testing.
Which Countries Can Travel To Austria?
“On June 16, measures such as COVID19 tests or quarantine when entering Austria will no longer be necessary for a total of 31 countries in Europe.”
Prior to June 16th anyone from the EU travelling to Austria had to submit a medical certificate proving a negative covid PCR test no older than four days upon entry or be subject to a 14-day quarantine period.
As of June 16th, the requirement for a medical certificate or quarantine has been lifted for all EU countries, except for UK, Sweden, Spain and Portugal. If you are from one of those four countries, the prior restrictions still apply.
31 EU countries (including EFTA and EEA nations) can now visit Austria restriction free. Here’s a list of who can visit:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- Vatican City
What are the rules for visiting Austria?
While you visit Austria, the government is asking all tourists to adbide by these health regulations:
- Social distancing of 1 metre between strangers
- Avoiding hugging, kissing or hand shaking as greetings
- Wearing a mask where necessary
- Frequent hand washing
When can Canada, USA, Australia and other countries enter?
Right now, entry by air from all non-EU countries is prohibited.
Update July 6:
The EU suggested a list of ‘safe' third-party countries on June 30th, which included Canada and Australia, but Austria has decided to not accept the suggestion at this time.
What if I am American or Canadian, but I’m living/staying in an EU nation right now. Can I travel to Austria?
Even if you are a Canadian or American citizen living in an approved EU country, you might be granted entry into Austria, but you still have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test result and are obligated or commit to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
What’s Open in Austria?
Many tourists will find most things are open in Austria, but they may have different rules or limited hours compared to before.
- Hotels and inns have been re-opening since late-May
- Restaurants, cafes, and eateries have been re-opening since May 15
- Indoor and outdoor events of up to 100 people
- Museums, zoos, swimming pools, etc have all be re-opening since May 29
Have Flights Resumed to Austria?
Yes. Many flights have already resumed into Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg.
Austrian Air has the most flight availability across popular European cities, but other airlines already flying directly into Austria include: Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Serbia, LOT, Wizz Air, Eurowings and Laudamotion.
Read More: Want to see what other countries are open? Read our complete list of countries now reopen for tourism
Ab 16. Juni wird es in Europa wieder weitgehende Reisefreiheit geben. Die Grenzen zu 31 Staaten werden geöffnet. Für den heimischen Tourismus ist das ein wichtiger Schritt, Österreich ist eines der schönsten und sichersten Urlaubsländer.https://t.co/2SCEZc1WVA— Elisabeth Köstinger (@ElliKoestinger) June 10, 2020
Disclaimer: Austria’s reopening news is ever-changing 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 before traveling.