Entry into Austria and pre-travel clearance
The COVID-19-Einreiseverordnung 2022 (COVID-19 Entry Regulation 2022) regulates entry from states and territories with high or very high epidemiological risk into Austria. The states and territories concerned are listed in Appendix 1 (very high risk) of the regulation.
Currently, there are no restrictions on entry into Austria in regard to COVID-19.
Entry from States and territories without high or very high epidemiological risk: no 3G (proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2), no PTC and no quarantine.
Entry from states and territories not listed in Appendix 1 of the Entry Regulation is no longer subject to 3G (proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2), registration or quarantine requirements.
Entry from states and territories with high epidemiological risk (Appendix 2): negative PCR test result
Appendix 2: Currently there are no states and territories with high epidemiological risk listed.
Entry from states and territories with a very high epidemiological risk (Appendix 1): 3G (proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2), PTC and quarantine.
Entry from countries and territories with a very high epidemiological risk is only possible to a very limited extent. An electronic registration has to be carried out in advance, a valid 3G proof (of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2) must be presented upon entry and a ten-day quarantine has to be observed. Certain people are partially or completely exempted from those regulations. Information on these exceptions can be found in the FAQs of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (FAQ: Einreise nach ÖsterreichGerman text).
In general, all persons entering Austria from countries and areas with a very high epidemiological risk must complete an electronic registration (pre-travel clearance), 72 hours before entry at the earliest.
Appendix 1: Currently there are no states and territories with very high epidemiological risk listed.
Accepted Proofs of vaccination, recovery or testing
Proof of vaccination as defined by the entry regulation can only be provided by a document written in Latin characters issued in either German or English (e.g. a yellow vaccination pass) mentioning vaccination with a vaccine which has been authorised by the EMA or which has completed the WHO's EUL process (Emergency Use Listing Procedure). See Appendix C for vaccines. The EU Digital COVID Certificates, which provide an EU-compliant QR code, are accepted as proof of vaccination.
Proof of recovery from COVID-19 has to be a confirmation in Latin characters in either German or English from a doctor or a public authority (such as an official self-isolation order) on recovery from the infection in the last 180 days.
Proof of testing is a medical certificate in Latin script in either German or English, or a test certificate for:
- a molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2, which must have been taken less than 48 hours ago, or
- an antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, except one for self-testing, which must have been taken less than 24 hours ago.
The current iteration of the COVID-19 Entry Regulation 2022 came into force at 00:00 on 1st Match 2023. The regulation is currently valid up to and including 30th June 2023.
FAQ: Entry into Austria (→ BMSGPK)German text
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