Before vacationing in Austria When travelers fill out an entry form – there are exceptions, however. Which rules apply and what else you need for entry:
Whether mountain lake in summer or skiing fun in winter – Austria is a holiday paradise for everyone who loves activities in a beautiful mountain setting. Those who enjoy a city trip more can walk in imperial footsteps in Vienna. Austria currently has incidence values similar to those of its neighboring country Germany. There is currently no travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office. Although Austria has loosened many corona rules in the meantime, the obligation to test for entry remains in place. HEIDELBERG24 * summarizes what this means in concrete terms and what else you need to consider when entering the country:
Entering Austria: compulsory test for all vacationers
Vacationers need a negative corona test to enter Austria. A PCR test may be a maximum of 72 hours old upon arrival, and an antigen test a maximum of 48 hours old. The proof must be in German or English. Holidaymakers who do not have a negative test when entering Austria can do it within 24 hours at their own expense in Austria. Children under 12 years of age, those who have been fully vaccinated and those who have recovered are exempt from the obligation to test. Since July 1st, holidaymakers can enter the country with the EU’s digital Covid certificate (Green Pass). Proof of vaccination, recovery or testing can also be provided with other documents such as vaccination certificate and vaccination pass.
The second vaccination is gold-plated for 270 days from the time of the second vaccination. The same is gold-plated for those who have recovered who have been vaccinated once. In the case of vaccines that only require one vaccination, this applies from the 22nd day for 270 days from the vaccination. A survived infection with Sars-Cov-2 entitles the holder to enter the country for 180 days from recovery. Evidence of neutralizing antibodies counts for 90 days from the time of the test.
Entry to Austria: That is gold-plated for commuters, day tourists and transit
Travelers who stay in Austria for less than 24 hours must also show a negative test or proof of vaccination or recovery. In this case, the entry form does not have to be filled out. In this case, when you return to Germany, there is no test requirement. There is also no need to complete a digital entry registration.
Transit through Austria without a stopover is possible without any restrictions. People passing through are exempt from the test requirement. Commuters have to re-register online every 28 days. Note the when & vacationers when filling out the entry form for Italy *.
Entry form Austria: In this case it does not have to be filled out
- Basically there is a registration requirement before entering Austria (pre-travel clearance)
- However, it does not apply to the Entry from safe countries. This also includes Germany. However, this only applies to people who have been tested, vaccinated, or have recovered. If you only want to take the test after entering the country, you have to register online in advance.
- This exception does not apply to entry from virus variant areas (Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Uruguay). Only Austrian citizens and persons with residence or habitual abode in Austria are allowed to enter the. Entry for humanitarian reasons or in the urgent interest of the republic is also possible. This also applies to people who have been in a virus variant area in the past 10 days.
- Entry from other states and areas that belong neither to the safe countries nor to the virus variant areas is generally permitted. Upon entry, a 3-G proof must be provided and registration via the pre-travel clearance requirement.
- Holidaymakers can find the entry form for Austria at https://entry.ptc.gv.at/
- Registration for pre-travel clearance is available in German and English.
- You can use the pre-travel clearance form to register at least 72 hours before your planned entry into Austria.
- You will be asked for the area or state of departure where you have stayed in the last ten days and the date of entry into Austria. The specification of means of transport, registration number and the date of departure is optional. Later, your name, date of birth, e-mail address and the address of residence in Austria will be requested. Once the form has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code.
- The registration confirmation must be presented electronically or printed out during an inspection.
- The document must be presented to the authorities on request so that they can check that the data have been correctly disclosed. The authenticity can be checked using a QR code.
Vacation in Austria: These corona rules apply
- In Austria there is no minimum distance between people
- The mask requirement applies in supermarkets, petrol stations, public transport, taxis and mountain railways
- In many other shops, mouth and nose protection no longer has to be worn, but this is not gold-plated in Vienna.
- Visiting hotels, restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities as well as sports facilities is only possible for those who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested (3-G proof). In places where 3-G proof is required, the mask requirement no longer applies.
- Botanical gardens, zoos and museums are open
- Cinemas, discos and theaters may receive guests under certain conditions
- The detailed Overview of the corona rules for Austria
After a holiday in Austria: compulsory test for all travelers returning
Since August 1st, every holidaymaker who returns to Germany needs a negative corona test. This applies to every means of transport – i.e. bus, car, train or plane – and every travel destination abroad, including non-risk areas. This is to prevent those returning home from bringing the coronavirus * home.
Fully vaccinated, convalescent and children under the age of 12 are exempt from the mandatory test. An entry form for Germany * does not have to be filled out after the holiday in Austria, as the holiday country is not a high incidence area. * HEIDELBERG24 is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.