Summary

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 an underlying threat from terrorism. 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.

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