Visiting Austria Latest Travel Info


Travelling to Austria from UK – Latest information & Useful Links 

*** We last updated this page on 16th May 2022 and this content 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. ***

Austria has recently relaxed its Covid Measures and there are now no entry requirements for Hotels, bars and restaurants. Nightclubs, standing bars and apres-ski are all fully open as 'normal' and there is no 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested) entry or FFP2 Mask requirement. There remains a FFP2 mask requirement for essential shops, services and public transport.

Travelling to Austria (and transit through Germany)

The "3G" rule no longer applies for entry to Austria and there are now no entry requirements for Adults or Children regardless of vaccination status. (3G = Double-vaccinated OR recovered (180 days) OR tested (PCR - 72 hours, LFT / Antigen 24 hours validty at point of entry in to Austria).

Arrivals to Germany (MUNICH AIRPORT) and transit to Austria

All passengers (over 12 years) need to show proof of "3G" : fully vaccinated, recovered (within last 6 months) or tested (PCR or LFD / 48 hour validity) on arrival. Transit by airport transfer to Austria is possible and passengers should ensure they meet the entry requirements for Austria and may need to provide proof of this together with proof of accommodation booking or a return flight booking. Children under 12 are exempt from testing.

COVID PASS

Evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status (vaccination or recovery) can be provided digitally through the NHS App or via the NHS website as a printout (this can be requested from the NHS by calling 119) and this is recognised across the EU. Effective 3rd February 2022, Children aged 12-15 years will also be able to access the NHS App to show proof of vaccination / recovery digitally. Children who cannot access the NHS App can show proof of recovery in Austria via a medical certificate (link).

Returning from Austria or Germany

As of 18th March 2022, there is NO requirement to complete a UK Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or test before returning to the UK. 

Holidaying in Austria

Hotels, restaurants, bars and recreation and tourist facilities are all open as 'normal' with no entry requirements or set closing times. 

Masks (FFP2 Standard) still need to be worn on public transport, essential shops and services.

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.

Useful Links & Resources

FCDO Travel Advice for Austria

FCDO Travel Advice for Germany

Returning or travelling to UK

Austrian National Tourist Board – Coronavirus Information

Tyrol Tourist Board – Coronavirus Information

NHS Covid Pass

Austrian Embassy (London) - COVID-19 Travel Advice

German Embassy - Travel Advice

Austria Guidelines for a safe Winter 21/22 (Austrian National Tourist Office)

Austria - Holiday Ninja Pass for 12-15 year olds