Visiting Austria – Latest Travel Info
Travelling to Austria from UK – Latest information & Useful Links
*** This page was last updated on 23rd October 2021 and reflects our understanding of the latest travel advice. Please note we are not an authority on exact entry requirements which can and do change and it is your responsibility to ensure you abide by entry and travel regulations. Please refer to the links at the bottom of this post for official resources. ***
Travelling to Austria
The UK is currently on Austria’s ‘other countries’ list: Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to self-isolate on arrival. Un-vaccinated travellers are required to show a negative PCR / Antigen test or proof of previous infection and will need to quarantine on arrival (test to release early available). The date of the last vaccination should be no more than 360 days outside of the travel dates to Austria.
Children up to the age of 17 are able to enter Austria without quarantine if accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents. Children aged 12-17 years will need proof of a negative test, vaccination or past infection. Children under 12 do not need to test.
For arrivals in to Munich Airport (Germany) for transfers to Austria, fully vaccinated adult travellers from the UK do not need to quarantine or test before arrival. Other travellers including children from 12 years will need to test before arrival and can transit to Austria as their final destination. Check the link for the German Embassy at the bottom of this article for latest info.
Evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status can be provided digitally (through the NHS app (not NHS Covid-19 App) or NHS website) or as a printout (this can be requested from the NHS by calling 119). Follow the link at the bottom of this post. Later this Autumn, it is anticipated that the UK will join the EU Digital Passport Scheme which will further facilitate travel within Europe.
Returning from Austria or Germany (Other / non-red Countries)
Since the 4th October, countries are classified as 'Red' or 'Other' countries. Vaccinated travellers from other countries (Austria / Germany) no longer need to test before returning to UK and will need to take a day 2 test (LFT / Antigen WEF 24th October 2021) and complete a passenger locator form. UK resident children aged 5-17 years are not required to test before returning to UK but will need to take a day 2 test (LFT/Antigen as above).
Holidaying in Austria
Hotels, restaurants, bars and recreation and tourist facilities are open. The “3G” rules applies (you will need to show you are geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered) in restaurants and bars, Hotels and other accommodation, Recreation facilities, Sports facilities and events with more than 100 guests. From 15th September, masks (FFP2) need to be worn on public transport (includes cable cars) and in Supermarkets and public indoor spaces such as banks or pharmacies.
If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst in Austria, you will have to self-isolate immediately. Contact the Health Authorities for further instructions by calling 1450.
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