Vienna – The list of possible travel countries will be shorter again. Following the onset of coronavirus infections, attributed to Southeastern Europe, the federal government issued travel warnings for three other countries on Wednesday.
This allows Austrians to travel to 30 European countries. However, some states still have requirements as quarantine rules for entry. An overview
No restrictions when returning to Austria:
Since June 5, it has been possible to travel from Austria to neighboring Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia without any restrictions. Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland opened their borders to Austrians and other EU citizens on June 15. As of June 16, Austrian restrictions on entry for most European countries fell. Spain followed on 21 June.
There are no restrictions when traveling to Austria for travel from:
- Denmark and the Faroe Islands
- Czech Republic
- Small states of Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and the Vatican City
Requirements Eligibility requirements in other countries:
However, some of these countries have not yet raised their own entry requirements. A quarantine or test is still required when entering Ireland and Iceland. From 10 July, the quarantine regulation for visitors from Austria will fall in England. However, quarantine obligations still apply in Scotland and Wales. Finland will allow Austrians to enter the country without restrictions from next Monday. Norway has extended its quarantine regulations and entry restrictions to August 20.
Since July 1, when arriving in Greece by land, sea and air, registration on the website has been mandatory at least 48 hours in advance. Other countries such as Spain, Italy and Cyprus also require pre-registration upon entry.
Some countries have imposed upper limits on the number of infections in the countries of origin, but travelers from Austria are not currently affected. The giant of Lithuania is quarantine-free unless more than 25 Covid cases / 100,000 inhabitants have occurred in the last 14 days. For Finns, this clip is less than eight new coronary cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There is also such an upper limit in almost all German federal states, except in Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia. The limit here is a number of more than 50 newly infected per 100,000 inhabitants over the last seven days.
In Austria, the number of new infections / 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days was 1.1 according to the Corona traffic light from the Complexity Science Hub (CSH).
Travel restrictions also apply to all countries outside Europe. When you return to Austria, a 14-day self-insulation is necessary.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, travel warnings continue to apply to 32 countries or three regions around the world.
Europe In Europe these are:
- Bosnia Herzegovina
- Northern Italy region of Lombardy
- Gütersloh district in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Outside Europe, the State Department continues to warn of pandemics against traveling to:
- South Africa
- Chinese province of Hubei
A travel warning entitles you to a free cancellation of a booked trip. A travel warning is not a prohibition. If a return campaign is carried out from a region or country where there is an explicit travel warning, travelers can be divided into the consular costs.
Upon returning from these countries, Austria requires a Covid health certificate following a negative corona test or a mandatory 14-day home quarantine. Our offenders have a penalty of up to EUR 1,450. If you test positive and break the quarantine, you can expect even higher penalties.