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The UK is leaving the European Union. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Austria as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

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 illegal in Austria to wear in a public place any clothing or object that conceals the face and makes facial features unrecognisable. See Local laws and customs

Immigration controls may temporarily be in place at some road and rail border crossing points with Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia 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’s a danger of avalanches in some areas, particularly in periods of heavy snowfall. Even during summer time this danger still exists for snow covered areas. See Skiing

Terrorist attacks in Austria can’t be ruled out. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

If you’re travelling to Austria to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Austria after Brexit.

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.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.