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Austria - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

Austria has been gradually reopening since May 2020. Tourist attractions, coach services and other facilities are all open and operating, Strict sanitary conditions are in place. Face mask regulations are only restricted to public transportation, hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets, banks and post offices. All Austrian land borders have been open since 16th June. Arrivals from the following Schengen countries are currently restricted from entering Austria: Albania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. Persons entering from those states have to carry a negative Covid 19 test no older than 72 hours or alternatively do the test upon entry at the airport at their own cost and remain in quarantene until the result is received. Entry from non Schengen states to Austria is currently not possible for tourism purposes. Residents from non Schengen states that plan to enter Austria via another EU Schengen state have to carry a negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours or alternatively do the test upon entry at the airport at their own cost. In addition, a 10-day quarantine period must be taken.

Source: www.austria.info.
Last updated: 10th August 2020

National movement

There is no restriction of movement within Austria. Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in hospitals, pharmacies, supermarlets, banks and post offices. Social distancing of 1m is to be observed.

Cross-borders

All borders are open and no self or mandatory quarantine is required for neighboring states.

Airports

Airports in Vienna and other cities are open though still running at low capacities. Flights from EU countries have been possible since 16th June. Flights from the following states are currently suspended: Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China – Province Hubei, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain (mainland only), Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.

Public Transport

Public transport is open and running regular timetables. Face masks and a social distance of 1m is to be observed by passengers.

Taxi

Open and running as usual. Face masks are mandatory.

Guides / Assistants

Guided tours at tourist attractions and in cities are possible with maximum group sizes ranging from 10 – 35 pax including the guide.

Coaches

Coaches can run with full capacity except for the first row which must be left free and face masks are obligatory for all passengers. Hand sanitizer available on board.

Rail / Cable Cars

Rail and most cable cars are open and running but still on restricted timetables. Face masks must be worn and social distancing of 1m is to be observed by passengers.

Shops

Open as usual with social distancing of 1m. Face masks are not mandatory except for in supermarkets, bakeries, banks and post offices. There is a limited number of pax inside the shop at any time.

Restaurants

Open from 5am to 1am with no max limit, which means group reservations are possible. Distance between tables must be at least 1m, face masks are not mandatory for staff and guests effective from 1st July.

Hotels

Most hotels have been reopened since the end of May, some with reduced capacity depending on the property. Hotel restaurants are open with the regulation of a 1m distance between tables. All hotel recreational facilities such as swimming pools, saunas and fitness centres have opened with strict sanitary guidelines and max pax restrictions.

Attractions

All major attractions are now open as of 1st July 2020. Guided tours are allowed up to 10 pax for many attractions while others have flexible group sizes of guided tours up to 15-35 pax such as Belvedere, Stift Melk and the Art History museum.

Events

Restrictions on large events are now relaxed, private gatherings of up to 100 people are now allowed and big events such as outdoor sports and weddings allow up to 250 people from 1st July 2020 with social distancing of 1m