Regulations for entry and exit
- Overview of the status of entry regulations
- Return travel regulations depend on the country of origin
Entry into Austria
Since 16.05.2022, entry into Austria is no longer subject to proof, registration or quarantine requirements. Entry is possible without restrictions.
The only exception is entry from countries and areas with a very high epidemiological risk ("virus variant areas"). When entering from these states and areas, the 3-G rule applies, registration must be carried out and a ten-day quarantine must be taken.
However, no countries are currently classified as virus variant areas.
Return journey of foreign guests
Depending on the respective regulations of the country of origin.
The following are the current regulations:
As of 3 March 2022, Austria is no longer classified as a high-risk area by the German Federal Government. The following rules must be observed when entering Germany:
- A COVID certificate or green passport (3G proof) is required for entry into Germany:
- Tested: Proof of a negative test result (in digital or paper form), which must not be older than 48 hours (PCR or antigen test). Self-tests are not permitted.
- Vaccinated: Proof of complete COVID vaccination with a recognised vaccine (in digital or paper form), whereby at least 14 days must have passed since the last required individual vaccination. Since 15.01. a second vaccination with one of the listed vaccines is also required if vaccinated with the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (Jannssen-Cilag).
- Genesis: Proof via a positive PCR test (in digital or paper form) at least 28 days and maximum 90 days ago.
- Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the proof requirement. From 6 years of age, 3G proof is required.
- This regulation is currently valid until the end of May 2022.
When entering Austria no proof is required.
Since 17 February, no COVID-19 entry restrictions apply in Switzerland and Liechtenstein if travellers do not enter from a virus variant area or risk state. Travellers from Austria can enter without 3G proof; filling out the electronic entry form is also not required.
- For entry, 3G proof (EU COVID certificate Green Passport or printed) is required until 31 May 2022 for the time being:
- Tested: negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old) or antigen test (max. 48 hours old). Self-tests are not accepted.
- Vaccinated: Proof of complete vaccination with a recognised vaccine (by means of a "Green COVID Passport"), whereby at least 14 days must have passed since the last required individual vaccination (also applies to Johnson & Johnson).
- Recovery: Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (by means of a "green COVID passport"), whereby the positive test result must not be older than 180 days.
- Since 1 May, no additional registration is required upon entry.
- Without 3G detection, a 5-day quarantine must be taken after entry, which can be terminated with subsequent PCR or antigen testing.
- Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the proof requirement. Children over 6 years of age require a 3G certificate for entry.
No more COVID-19 entry requirements for entry from Austria. Since 20 April, registration is also no longer required for air travel.
No more COVID-19 entry requirements for entry and transit from Austria since 6 April 2022.
Since 21 February, COVID-19 entry restrictions no longer apply to travel to Slovenia from Austria. Travellers from Austria can enter without 3G proof.