Austria international travel guide

Landscape view of Austria

Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

Austria is part of Europe with main city at Vienna. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 5.71 ยฐC in Austria with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 89.68 mm. Tipping is quite common in Austria and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps. In Austria you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are German. Automatic teller machines are very common in Austria. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~5.71 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~89.68 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 9M people

Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel

Follow the Australian Embassy in Vienna's social media for updates on flight availability. See 'Local contacts' for links. We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time including to Austria. If youโ€™re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you canโ€™t or donโ€™t want to leave, you should follow the advice of local authorities; take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19; stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe; and ensure you have suitable accommodation arrangements in place. All travel to the EU and Schengen Area is strictly restricted for non-EU nationals for 30 days. Innsbruck airport will close from 23 March. Travellers seeking to depart Austria from Vienna Airport who have been in a designated high-risk area in the 14 days prior to planned departure must present a certificate of health to their airline. We now advise you to: Do not travel ย to Austria.

issued date: March 27, 2020

Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

General

๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

Austria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are German

Money

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Austria uses the euro (symbol: โ‚ฌ), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

๐Ÿ’ณ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Austria (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Austria. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Austria and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Austria is on average 12.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Austria is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about โ‚ฌ5.64, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 3 (Drei), A1 or T-Mobile. Austria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Austria upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Austria, dial +, then 43 (the country code for Austria), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Austria, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Austria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

๐Ÿšฆ On the road

Road assistance is available at 120 (ร–AMTC) or 123 (ARBร–). For general news on Austria's traffic use Asfinag, Traffic and Radar Hotline or OAMTC. For news on Austriaโ€™s motorways and tolls use Asfinag. Most popular petrol stations in Austria are Eni, Shell, Aral, Total, Jet, OMV, Esso and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called SuperPlus (98), benziner or EuroSuper (95). Petrol costs about โ‚ฌ1.12 per liter.Diesel option is called diesel.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police

100

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
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Last updated: April 1, 2020