Even if Austria continues to be affected by the corona pandemic, many measures have now been relaxed. However, entry is not yet possible without any guidelines.
A city trip to Vienna or Innsbruck, a hiking holiday or skiing in the Alps: Austria is the perfect holiday destination in autumn and winter. The corona numbers are also currently stable, although our neighboring country is still affected by the pandemic.
In this context, Kurz expects Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian to have a safe ski season. If the corona situation worsens further, only those who have been vaccinated will have access to après-ski bars, he announced in an interview with the Funke media group. Both 70 percent of the over 12 year olds in Austria and the vast majority of tourists are vaccinated. “In this respect, nothing stands in the way of a safe holiday in Austria.” What to consider when traveling to Austria – an overview.
In the meantime, Austria is no longer a corona risk area and there is no longer a travel warning. From the German side nothing stands in the way of a vacation. Anyone who resists to Austria must, however, prove that they pose a “low epidemiological risk”. If there is no proof of this, you need electronic registration before entry and a corona test must be carried out 24 hours after entry.
A negative corona test, which must not be older than 48 hours (antigen test) or 72 hours (PCR test), as well as proof of vaccination or recovery, is deemed to be “evidence of a low epidemiological risk”.
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In principle, entry is possible without any problems. There are border controls that can cause time delays. Passing through is also possible without a stopover without any restrictions, in which case YOU do not need to register. However, air traffic is still restricted, while rail travelers have fewer problems – according to the Federal Foreign Office, both Deutsche Bahn and Austrian Federal Railways are back to regular operations.
After Austria also decided on a tough lockdown, there are now many easing measures. Restaurants and hotels are allowed to receive guests again and events are also possible again under certain conditions. In many places, the 3G rule is a prerequisite. Contact restrictions no longer exist since July 1st.
Vienna: Those who do not enjoy hiking are often drawn to the Austrian capital. (Source: Xinhua / imago images)
In public places, in public transport, in shops and museums, a mask is mandatory in closed rooms. In gastronomy and many other leisure facilities, there is also an obligation to provide contact details. Some additional measures apply regionally.
As reported by the Austrian Ministry of Health, there have been around 715,000 infections with SARS-CoV-2 in Austria so far (as of September 16, 2021). In addition, there have been around 10,900 Covid deaths in our neighboring country so far. Currently (as of September 16, 2021) the seven-day incidence in Austria is around 163. The capital Vienna has the highest number of new infections, where the incidence is even at 227.
In Austria so far (as of September 16, 2021) around 5.3 million people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, which corresponds to around 60 percent of the total population.