Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Austria

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Austria’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re planning travel to Austria, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.

Around 980,000 British nationals visit Austria each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Austria, visit our Living in Austria guide in addition to this travel advice.

It’s generally illegal in Austria to wear in a public place any clothing or object that conceals the face and makes facial features unrecognisable. This does not apply to medical or fabric face masks, which are compulsory in some situations due to coronavirus. See Local laws and customs

You should carry your passport with you when crossing the border into or from Austria. Monitor local media and check with your transport provider or the Austrian Railways (OBB) website for updates.

There are occasional demonstrations in Austria’s cities. Although these are generally peaceful, you should take extra care near demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities.

There are complex driving laws in Austria, especially for caravan and motor-home owners. See Road travel

There’s a danger of avalanches in some areas, particularly in periods of heavy snowfall. Even during summertime this danger still exists for snow-covered areas. See Skiing

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Austria. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

Don’t carry your passport around with you. Leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy instead. See Local laws and customs

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.