Austria is a member of the Schengen Zone. Consult the European Commission. Reopen the EU website for country-specific information for each EU Member State, including entrance restrictions.
COVID-19 has had an influence on global travel and continues to be unpredictable. Your plans may be thrown off at the last minute. Be mindful of the hazards of travelling at this time and make well-informed judgments. See the COVID-19 Travel Information for Australians.
If you are completely vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, you can go to Austria without being quarantined.
After obtaining both doses of an EMA-approved two-dose vaccination or 22 days after receiving the single-dose Johnson&Johnson vaccine, you are deemed vaccinated.
The Johnson&Johnson immunisation is only good until January 3, 2022, after which time a booster vaccination is necessary.
If you have not gotten a third ‘booster’ vaccine, you must also have a negative PCR test result that is no more than 72 hours old.
If you cannot demonstrate that you have been completely vaccinated or have not gotten a booster vaccine, and you do not have a negative PCR test, you must:
Register online 72 hours in advance and self-isolate for 10 days. With a fresh negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, you can terminate isolation after 5 days.
Children under the age of 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or produce a test result if they are travelling under the care of a fully vaccinated or recently recovered adult. If the accompanying adult is required to self-isolate, the youngster must do the same.
Proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 (PCR) test results, and proof of recovery (such as a yellow vaccination permit or a digital COVID Certificate) must be supplied in German or English. Check with the local authorities to see if your documents will be accepted. More information is accessible on the Austrian government’s official travel website.
The Austrian Tourism Authority website has complete information on entrance criteria for Austria.
Australians from the region who wish to travel from Austrian airports or traverse Austria to another destination may do so via Austria. If you are entering Austria for transit, you do not require a medical certificate verifying a negative COVID-19 test result. However, you must show documentation of urgent departure.
Although land borders remain open, you may be subject to a random inspection by Austrian health officials.
Airports in Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck are now operational. Be advised that flights are less frequent than they were prior to the epidemic and may be subject to alteration or cancellation.
For departure and entrance information, see the applicable travel advice of a neighbouring country.
If you have a valid vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery, the general lockdown in Austria has ended. Reopening dates varied by state and area, and metrics may differ per state. More information may be found on the Austrian Tourism Authority’s website.
People who have not been completely vaccinated or who have not recently recovered from the sickness will continue to be subject to full lockdown across the country.
If you intend to remain in Austria, learn about the current visa restrictions and heed the advise of local authorities.
COVID-19 controls are in force across Austria. These parameters change in response to COVID-19 incidence and may vary by geography. Follow local media and the websites of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regions, and Tourism, as well as the Austrian National Tourist Office, for the most up-to-date information.
- Take precautions to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 (see Health)
- Make sure you have plans in place for a lengthy stay.
- Maintain communication with relatives and friends to let them know you’re safe and sound.