COVID-19 Entry Requirements – Austria


Austria is currently under a nationwide lockdown and all travellers to the country need to obtain pre-travel clearance before heading to Austria.

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Non-essential travel to the European country is prohibited meaning travel to Austria for tourism purposes is not going to be possible any moment soon.


COVID 19 entry regulations Austria

  • All travellers must register online (at the earliest 72 hours) before entering Austria (Pre-Travel Clearance – PTC). Travellers from India, South Africa, and Brazil are required to show a negative PCR test. No other test is valid.

Passengers arriving from one of the following countries AND who have only been in these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days are free to enter Austria (no molecular biological/antigen test for SARS‑CoV‑2, no quarantine): Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the Vatican.

  • Children up to the age of 10 are exempted from any obligation to take a molecular‑biological / Antigen‑test of the SARS‑CoV‑2 test.

Exceptions may apply to the passengers listed below provided they present a negative molecular biological test (PRC, LAMP or TMA) not older than 72 hours/ antigen test not older than 48 hours upon arrival or perform one within 24 hours after arrival.

They will be required to undergo a 10‑day quarantine, which will be considered completed if the passenger tests negative for SARS‑CoV‑2 on the fifth day after arrival (day of entry is considered day 0).


  • Austrian citizens, EU / EEA citizens and people who live with them in the same household
  • Swiss citizens as well as persons who live with them in the same household
  • People with residence or habitual abode in EU / EEA countries or Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican or Switzerland and people who live with them in the same household
  • Entry in connection with other important events that can be planned in the family circle such as weddings, baptisms, birthday parties or the non‑regular visit of the partner
  • Foreigners, if they have a visa D issued by Austria or a photo ID according to Section 95 of the Aliens Police Act 2005, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005
  • Persons who are entitled to stay in Austria on the basis of a residence permit, a residence title or documentation of the right of residence in accordance with the Settlement and Residence Act, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005, or the Asylum Act 2005, Federal Law Gazette I No. 100/2005
  • Persons who have a confirmation of the application pursuant to Art. 18 Para. 1 of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Withdrawal Agreement)
  • Members of the staff of diplomatic missions or consular posts and persons who live with them in the same household
  • Employees of international organisations and people who live with them in the same household
  • Humanitarian forces
  • Persons who are employed by a domestic regional authority or a domestic corporation under public law and whose place of employment is abroad or whose service is performed abroad, insofar as the activity of this corporation abroad is in the interests of the Republic of Austria
  • An accompanying person during entry for medical reasons
  • People who enter the country for the purpose of performing a mandatory judicial or official obligation, such as summoning to court hearings

Austria Border Reopening

The  Austrian government have announced their plans to reopen and ease their imposed COVID-19 preventive measures starting from May 19 after they reopened restaurants and museums on May 15.

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Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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