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US tourists welcome in Austria?

Need definitive info on travelling into Austria from the US. Are we allowed?

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https://www.austria.org/current-travel-information#:~:text=Austria%20currently%20restricts%20the%20entry,the%20spread%20of%20COVID%2D19.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS
Austria currently restricts the entry of most travelers arriving from outside the European Union (or the EEA, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican, or other low risk countries and territories listed in Annex A of the COVID-19 Entry Regulation) to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The entry ban includes travelers arriving from the United States.

Posted by
1352 posts

It looks like transiting through Vienna is allowed. I am flying between Tallinn and Kosovo via Vienna in early Aug so hoping this stays the case.

Posted by
9621 posts

Note.....nine months after your first injection for Covid--if you got two--your vaccination card for entering Austria is no longer valid.

I'm guessing they believe a booster will be needed that quickly. The rest of us are waiting for an answer to this.

Posted by
1358 posts

I'm guessing they believe a booster will be needed that quickly.

Yes, that are the current expectations. Studies of people's antibody levels are underway to evaluate that assumption.

You can provide a negative PCR or antigen test when entering Austria. At Vienna International Airport there is a test facility where you can take the test right on the spot.

Posted by
4286 posts

Effective tomorrow, June 24, US citizens are allowed to enter Austria as tourists provided that they have either 1) evidence of COVID-19 recovery; 2) evidence of vaccination or 3) a negative PCR test.

I would add that FFP2 masks are required everywhere at the moment in Austria, but this will be relaxed in July to cloth masks. In addition, the evidence of one of the three listed above is required when eating out and when accessing many facilities. As tests are valid for only 48 to 72 hours, many unvaccinated tourists will need to constantly test to really enjoy things, unless those guidelines are relaxed over the summer. In addition, many tourist sites can only been seen with a pre-booked time, so advance planning is crucial.

Posted by
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I'm thinking most of the information re: dropping entry restrictions seems to apply to people flying into the country. We're coming by train to Salzburg from Appenzell, Switzerland (now an ok country to the EU). Would train stations have places where you show your documents allowing you to enter?

Posted by
4286 posts

It is not just at airports. It is at any border, currently, whether by road, rail or air.

Posted by
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I have a rather specific situation that I'm having trouble figuring out. We are staying in Croatia, but have plans to visit Salzburg and Bihac in northern Bosnia. I cannot find information about whether we will be allowed into Austria if we visit Bosnia first. We will be driving.

Thanks for any help.