Travel Rules To Austria In April 2022

Travel Rules To Austria In April 2022

With Easter on the horizon, many people will be itching to get away for a holiday.

All travellers to Austria must show either proof of full vaccination, recovery from Covid-19 in the past 180 days, or a negative test to enter Austria. 

Two-dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days whilst a booster is valid for 270 days. 

Without a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery, passengers will have to fill out a pre-travel clearance form and enter a 10-day quarantine.

The same rules apply to all travellers from any country.

However, exemptions include children under the age of 12 travelling with an adult who does not need to quarantine as well as HGV drivers and residents. 

To get the latest update, check Austria’s travel portal.

Indoor Mask Mandate Is Back

FFP2 face masks are compulsory for all visitors in Austria when inside enclosed spaces including on public transport and inside taxis.

Since 23 March, Austria’s nationwide FFP2 mask mandate has been back in action after a steep rise in Covid-19 cases across the country. Austria relaxed most Covid-19 restrictions including the mask mandate on 5 March.

This means people are once again required to wear an FFP2 mask in all indoor areas in Austria, such as hotels, museums, non-essential shops, bars, and restaurants. An FFP2 mask was already required in supermarkets, pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and on public transport.

Austria still has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Western Europe, as fewer than 70 percent of the population are fully vaccinated.

Easter Markets Are Back

The famous Easter markets are set to reopen in Austria after two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They will still need to follow current Covid restrictions. In Vienna, that means that any areas selling food and beverages will need to have 2G controls – only vaccinated or recovered people can join.

Most markets will open from the first weekend of the month and last through mid-April.

Do you have plans to visit Austria this Easter? Talk to us in the comments section below.

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