Foreign travel advice
Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum.
Immigration controls may temporarily be in place at some road and rail border crossing points with Germany, Hungary, and Slovenia. 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 complex driving laws in Austria, especially for caravan and motor-home owners. See Road travel
There is a danger of avalanches in some areas. Even during summer time this danger still exists for snow covered areas. See Skiing
Around 774,000 British nationals visit Austria each year. Most visits are trouble-free.
You are advised not to carry your passport around with you. Leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy of your passport instead. See Local laws and customs
There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism
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.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Make sure this covers any winter/mountain activities you plan to undertake.
If you need to contact the emergency services in Austria call 112.