Arrival and departure
Entry into Austria: Prerequisites
Tested, recovered and vaccinated persons from certain countries are allowed to enter Austria. The following provisions apply to these three groups:
- Molecular test (e.g. PCR test) valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling
- Antigen test of an authorized provider: valid for 48 hours from the time of sampling
- Official discharge certificate: valid for 6 months
- Medical confirmation of a prior infection confirmed by means of a molecular test: valid for 6 months
- Proof of a positive test for neutralizing antibodies: valid for 3 months
- Immunization with two partial vaccinations (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna) or by one vaccination (Johnson & Johnson)
Specific entry requirements
- Each person arriving in Austria (including Austrian citizens and commuters) must complete a Pre-Travel Clearance Form (exemptions: transit without stopover and work-related transit journeys). The document must be presented to the authorities on request. As of 10.6., this completed form is only required for high incidence and virus variant areas.
- Entry from Germany is possible for vaccinated, recovered and tested people without having to complete a 10-day quarantine, if these individuals can verify at the time of entry that they have stayed solely in Austria or Germany for the previous 10 days. If such proof cannot be presented, a molecular test must be repeated within 24 hours of arrival.
This regulation also applies to the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Principality of Liechtenstein, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Vatican, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cyprus.
- The following applies to entry from high-risk or high-incidence states: Vaccinated or recovered persons do not have to enter a 10-day quarantine, but "only" tested persons do.
- As before, entry from other countries (e.g. Great Britain, Russia, Serbia, USA) is only possible in exceptional cases, e.g. for work purposes. Vaccinated and recovered persons do not have to be quarantined. Those who "only" have a negative test must be quarantined for at least 5 days.
- You can find information on ongoing flight operations at Vienna Airport on the airport's website. Please note that an FFP2 mask must be worn in all areas of the airport.
- Currently, a landing ban is in place for aircraft from South Africa and Brazil and Great Britain.
- Restrictions for entry from India: Landing ban for direct, private, charter and evasive flights to circumvent the landing ban. Persons entering Austria via transfer flights and who have been in India in the last 10 days must enter a ten-day quarantine. A free test with a PCR test (!) after 5 days is possible.
- Services operated by the City Airport Train CAT from the airport to Wien Mitte station have been suspended until further notice. However, smooth transfers from and to the airport continue to be provided by trains of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and buses. ÖBB guarantees that its trains are cleaned and disinfected several times daily. Here as well, FFP2 masks must be worn on all trains and in the stations.
- Alternative ways to travel from/to the airport to/from Vienna
Travel within Austria
Of course, it is also possible to travel within Austria. However, you need an FFP2 mask for public transport such as the Austrian Federal Railways or buses.
Please inform yourself on the official pages of your home destination about the entry regulations there or about what kind of test you have to bring for your journey home.
- After entering Austria from high-risk or high-incidence countries, a ten-day quarantine must be taken immediately
- It is possible to end quarantine from the fifth day after arrival with a negative molecular biological test or antigen test (Exception: persons entering from India must present a negative PCR test). The quarantine may be broken to leave the accommodation to take the test.
Complete information on testing options in Vienna
- Quarantine may be ended before the ten-day period is up for the purpose of departing from Austria. All efforts must be made to minimize the risk of infection wherever possible upon departure.
- For people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the quarantine period in Vienna will be extended to 14 days due to the more infectious B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant. This may only be ended early by passing another test. In this case, the quarantine can be ended early on day ten.