As of June 10, 2021, Austria will change the entry procedure and abolish the previously mandatory pre-travel clearance from numerous countries. Until then, the online form must be filled out and carried with you, regardless of its origin.
Whether you have to make this entry registration in the future or not depends primarily on the country from which you want to enter Austria. In principle, those countries that are listed in Appendix A of the Entry Ordinance are exempt from submitting pre-travel clearance. In this context, however, caution is advised, because the last few months have shown that Austria is re-listing at extremely short notice.
Moving one state from Appendix A to another can, under certain circumstances, trigger a quarantine requirement for people without vaccination or proof of recovery. In so-called virus variant areas, there is no way for vaccinated people to bypass the secretion.
Annex A countries:
With effect from June 10, 2021, the following countries are exempt from submitting the pre-travel clearance:
- Principality of Liechtenstein
- to Iceland
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
Important: The so-called 3G proof (vaccination, test or recovery) must be provided and, upon request, presented at an immigration control. Entry without such proof is not permitted according to the current state of affairs - provided that it is a “normal entry” and one does not fall under an exception.
High incidence areas (Annex B1)
The pre-travel clearance must still be completed from the countries listed in Appendix B1. These are the so-called high incidence areas. You should keep an eye on this list, because a mere test result is not enough.
Virus variant areas (Annex B2)
Appendix B2 is the "problem list" in which the so-called virus variant areas are identified. Particularly strict entry regulations apply to these, which mean that vaccinated and convalescent people also have to go into quarantine. You should also keep a particularly close eye on these, as re-listings are carried out regularly. The pre-travel clearance must be completed.
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
Important: Virus variant areas are usually also associated with flight bans. Entry for non-residents of Austria is only possible under certain conditions.
All other states
From all other countries that are not listed in Annexes A, B1 and B2, entry into Austria is still only possible for residents or groups of people who are listed in the ordinance under the exceptions. The quarantine rule that a negative test must be presented upon entry and that you can “test yourself” after five days at the earliest also still applies. There is still no relief for those who have recovered or who have been vaccinated. The pre-travel clearance must be completed.
Where can I see the current listings and the regulation?
The RIS system of the Republic of Austria shows the entry regulations including the current classifications of the respective states. This is legally binding on the day of the call. Changes can be made at any time, which is why you should always check before you plan to travel to Austria. The entry regulation including attachments is provided free of charge in the RIS under this link.