Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Austria Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.
Travel to Austria for tourism is open for fully vaccinated travelers. Though, most inbound passengers must meet certain requirements. For more information about international and domestic travel in Austria, please see the information below.
Vaccination Rate: 74% of the population has been fully vaccinated
Tourist Entry: Partially allowed
Determine your eligibility for travel
To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Austria:
Austria has tightened its entry rules due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant. Travel for touristm is possible for vaccinated and recovered people.
A landing ban for flights and an entry ban for passengers is currently in effect for the following areas:
– South Africa
Exceptions, including for Austrian citizens, apply. Please find more information at https://www.sozialministerium.at/en/Coronavirus/Information-in-English.html#entering-austria.
New rules apply for anyone arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. You can find detailed information at https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations.
Everyone else entering Austria has to show any one of these three documents:
– Vaccine Certificate or Proof of Past Infection
– PCR Test OR proof of a booster jab
Upon arrival, you need to show a PCR test no older than 72 hours, which has to be issued by a medical authority. This includes children age 12 and older. Antigen tests are no longer valid for entering Austria.
Please note: During your stay in Austria, the 2-G-rule is in effect. This means, that only proof of vaccination/past infection is accepted for entering any type of accommodation, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centers, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres, etc.), to use cable cars/ski lifts and for body-related services (such as hairdressers). A COVID-19 test is not sufficient.
*Proof of Past Infection
You can enter Austria for 180 days after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. A certificate of recovery, a medical confirmation (a PCR test) or a notice about the obligation to quarantine are considered valid proof. Proof of neutralizing antibodies is no longer valid for entry into Austria.
What proof is accepted?
Proof of a PCR test, vaccination, or past infection can be a doctor’s certificate, an official test result, a vaccination certificate/vaccination card/vaccine passport (including a pdf from an electronic vaccine passport, either on your phone or as a hard copy), or an official/medical certificate proving a past infection, either in German or English. If your original certificate is not in English or German, please use this official health certificate in German or English as proof.
If you are unable to show any of these documents, you are required to take a PCR test within 24 hours of arriving in Austria. (Please note that you WILL need to show proof of full vaccination/past infection when checking into a hotel.) However, in this case, you will need to register digitally before traveling to obtain pre-travel clearance and are required to show proof of it at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy).
You only need to show the pre-travel clearance if you are traveling from a country that is not on the list of safe countries (see above). In that case, a PCR test is required (but no proof of full vaccination/past infection is required).
No pre-travel clearance is needed when entering Austria from a safe country or from all other countries when you can show proof of full vaccination/past infection.
Find more information on pre-travel clearance at https://bit.ly/3lG511q and the form you need to fill in before traveling at https://bit.ly/3dq6hky.
Full immunization is required and defined as having either both doses of an approved vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, plus one booster. All vaccines must be administered 22 days before traveling to Austria. Passengers who have proof of recovery from COVID-19 must have one dose of any vaccine.
Vaccination certificates must be in English or German.
Allowed Vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna Spikevax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Nuvaxovid (Novavax)
FFP-2 masks or the equivalent must be worn in public transport, all essential shops (pharmacies, post offices, banks, petrol stations, etc.), places of worship, personal care services and premises for the elderly and health care. It is recommended to wear the FFP-2 mask in all enclosed indoor spaces. Places of worship, as well as leisure and cultural facilities, are open without restrictions.