Date Updated

12/20/2021

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers from high-risk countries remain required to preregister, carry a negative PCR test and quarantine even if vaccinated or recovered.

    • Vaccinated travelers, fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine up to 9 months before entry; recovered travelers, recovered no more than 180 days before entry; need not pre-register, carry a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine if traveling from other countries.

    • Children travelling with vaccinated adults remain required to carry a negative test. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before entry for all travelers aged 12 and over. Test results must be in German or English and must show the name and birth date of the tested person, date and time of the test, test result and signature of the person conducting the test. Tests must be stamped by the testing institute.
    - Antigen tests are no longer accepted in Austria.
    - Transport staff (in case of transit, carrying documents securing exit from Austria) and individuals in transit (carrying documents securing exit from Austria) are exempt.
    - Children travelling with vaccinated adults remain required to carry a negative test. Quarantine Requirements

    • 10-day residential quarantine for travelers from high-risk countries. Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by obtaining a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result on the fifth day after entry and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative test result. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • 10-day residential quarantine for all travelers, except:
    - Travelers from safe / low-risk countries, who stayed in these countries in the 10 days preceding entry;
    - Transport staff and individuals in transit;
    - Travelers with exceptional, urgent family reasons for travel; and
    - Travelers entering for professional reasons, who must prove this by providing documents such as employer confirmations, purchase or delivery orders or job interview confirmations.

    • Individuals required to quarantine must carry proof of suitable accommodation booking.

    • Individuals can reduce the quarantine duration by completing a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test on the fifth day of entry and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative test result.


  • • In Vienna, biometrics can only be scheduled after arrival. Applicants submit a passport stamp or flight ticket to confirm their arrival date, and a negative COVID-19 test result. This causes delay in obtaining residence permits.

    • Extension applications should still be submitted via email, if possible.

    • Approved residence permits are being delivered via regular mail.

    • Address registrations are to be completed via email.

    • Most consular posts have reopened. Please check with your consular post before visiting.
    - The embassy in New Delhi currently only accepts residence permit applications. Travel Restrictions Travel from high-risk countries (‘virus variant areas’) is limited to essential purposes:
    - Austrian/EU/European Economic Area/Swiss nationals and residents, and their cohabiting family members; Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Non-vaccinated Travelers
    - Austrian residence permit or residence document holders (including Article 50 filing confirmation);
    - Travelers entering to start or proceed with studies or research, or who are in school in Austria;
    - Those traveling for professional reasons;
    - Travelers with exceptional, urgent or important family reasons for travel (including visiting a life partner);
    - Transport staff; and
    - Individuals in transit (carrying documents securing exit from Austria).

    • Entry from safe / low-risk countries and from other countries (neither low- nor high-risk) is permitted without restriction on entry purpose.

    • Border checks at the land borders with Hungary and Slovenia until May 11, 2022.


  • • Virtual services only, where possible.

    • In-person property viewings are restricted.
  • Properties are available.


  • • Staggered reopening of schools began 4 May, with most students returning by 18 May.

    • Schools are operating on a reduced, rotational schedule and safety regulations are in place.

    • Primary school children are minded at schools on school-free days.


  • • Austria has commenced a new lockdown from November 22nd, the lockdown is currently in place for 10 days and may possibly be extended to 20 days.

    • The Austrian borders are still open, however travel into Austria for tourist purposes can only resume after the 13th of December. If travelling from a safe country, no pre-travel clearance is required, if travelling from a country that is not on the pre-travel clearance, proof of full vaccination is required, or proof of past infection or a negative PCR test will need to be shown to enter Austria.

    • People can leave their homes for work, buying essential items and to go for a walk, they are allowed to meet one person from another household at a time.

    • Only those who are vaccinated are allowed to use the ski lifts.

    • For Hotels, restaurants, and hairdressers, proof of full vaccination/recovery from COVID-19 is mandatory. Hotels will close to tourists who are not already staying in the hotel prior to the lockdown.

    • Schools will remain open, however parents are encouraged to keep their children at home if possible.

    • Workplaces will remain open, however employees should work from home when possible.

    • Non-essential shops will close.

    • FFP2 masks are required to be worn in all closed spaces and in workplaces.

    • For events with 25 people or more, proof of full vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).

    • Vaccines will become mandatory from February 2022.


  • • Public transportion is available.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    •Yes, but restricted to small operations

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Limited number of flights (case-by-case), high rates
    • Sea: Normal service at present

    Road Availability
    • Limited trucking capacity available; high rates.

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Entry Prohibited

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