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Austria travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Austria. Austria is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Austria. Austria is part of Europe with main city at Vienna. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are German.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Austria

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Austria is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens, residents, and EU citizens.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are permitted to travel and are exempt from isolation requirements.
Fully vaccinated travelers who have received a vaccine booster are exempt from testing and pre-travel clearance requirements. This also applies to recently recovered travelers who have received a booster vaccine.
Booster doses are valid from the first day administered. Full details on accepted vaccines and recovery certificates can be found at https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations#required-documents

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 10 days. This period can be shortened if a PCR test is taken on day 5 and a negative result is returned.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from self-isolation requirements and may provide a medical certificate including a date of recovery not more than 90 days before arrival.
Travelers with written proof of traveling for work purposes who can present a valid negative PCR test are exempt from self-isolation requirements.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. The certificate must be in German or English.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide a medical certificate including a date of recovery not more than 90 days before arrival.
Testing requirements do not apply to vaccinated travelers who have received a vaccine booster.

Additional documents required

A 'pre-travel clearance' must be completed up to 72 hours before departure and presented on arrival. This does not apply to vaccinated or recovered travelers with proof of a vaccine booster or those with written proof of traveling for work purposes.
Recovered travelers are required to complete a recovery form before arrival. - Recovery form - Pre-travel clearance
For more details Travel Portal, Austria

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting.
Austria has a '2-G-rule' system in effect, proof of vaccination or previous recovery is required to access most public places. Austrian provinces may impose additional measures if there is a rise in cases. Further information related to the COVID-19 response in provinces across Austria can be found at https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information

Use of masks

FFP2 face masks are required on public transport, retail businesses, museums, cable cars, and when a distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained outdoors. Some provinces require the use of a mask in more public settings and local measures may change at short notice, we recommend carrying a face mask with you at all times.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open until 10 pm for vaccinated or recovered customers.

Bars

Bars must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik-V or Sputnik Light vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the fifth day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 ILS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 ILS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 ILS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Austria

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Austria

No curfew is in effect. With comprehensive health measures in place, catering and accommodation establishments may receive customers and events are possible. Guests have to register and provide proof of their low epidemiological risk by:
-proof of vaccination of an EMA licensed vaccine:
after the 22nd day of the first vaccination and within three months from that date
after the last prescribed dose (if this is also the first dose, 22 days later) and within 9 months from the first vaccination
-a medical certificate to proof a recovery from an infection in the past 6 months, confirmed by a positive PCR test (or an Absonderungsbescheid); proof of neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than 3 months;
-a negative antigen test not older than 24h, taken at home and registered in an official data processing system;
-a negative antigen test not older than 48h, performed from an authorised body;
-a negative PCR test not older than 72h.
Further opening steps are planned for 1 July.
FFP2 masks must be worn indoors in all public areas, in shops and on public transport. No facemasks have to be worn outdoors (also in catering and accommodation establishments and during events).
As of 1 July, it is planned that no facemasks have to be worn indoors if guests can prove their low epidemiological risk (see details under "General Measures").
In all public places (indoors and outdoors), a minimum distance of 1 metre must be kept from persons which do not belong to the same household.
As of 1 July, it is planned that no further distance requirement shall be in place.
Private gatherings are allowed with max. 16 adults (+children) outdoors, and max. 8 adults (+children) indoors.
The limit of attendees for events where people are seated is 3000 outdoors and 1500 indoors.
As of July 1st, it is planned that no further limitations for private gatherings shall apply. At the same time, also the limit of attendees for events shall expire.
Non-essential shops are open. In all shops, the use of FFP2 masks is mandatory. Opening hours are between 05.00 and midnight. One customer per 10 square metres is allowed.
As of 1 July, it is planned that limits per square metre will no longer apply.
Catering establishments may receive customers with comprehensive concepts in place. To receive services, guests have to register and provide proof of their low epidemiological risk (see General Measures).
Max. 8 adults (+ children) per table indoors and max. 16 adults (+ children) per table outdoors are allowed. Restaurants may open from 05.00 to midnight.
Delivery services are allowed 24/7.
As of 1 July, it is planned that no limit per table shall apply. There shall be no closing hour any longer.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Austria

Exercise a high degree of caution

Borders remain open, but local regulations and entry restrictions can change at short notice. Keep in contact with your travel provider for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities. Austria is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Austria due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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