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Austria Travel Updates

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Yes, Austria is open to American tourists

Austria is reopened to non-essential (tourist) travel from the US on June 24, 2021, ending a period of over a year during which American travelers were unable to visit the country.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Austria? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Austria? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada are not permitted to enter Austria

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Austria. The validity of a vaccination certificate is 270 days. A negative PCR test certificate* is required.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Austria. The validity of a vaccination booster certificate is 270 days. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 72 Hours from the time the test was taken.

Passenger Locator Form

None required

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before your arrival. Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance (1.5 meters)
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • For as long as masks are required, we will provide a disposable mask of the required type for each day of your trip.


Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Note: Masks should be FFP2/N95 Type

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Vaccinated & Recovered Only

Note: Restaurants close at 10pm.

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Austria Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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