Conditions of entry and transit through Austria: Entry into Austria is allowed with a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR)

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Austria has updated the entry and transit conditions. The measures will be applied from 30 September at 00.00, valid until 31 December 2020.

Conditions of entry and transit into Austria:

For Romanian or EU citizens coming from Romania, iEntry into Austria is allowed with a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR), not older than 72 hours (from the date of sampling), in German or English. 

In its absence, those persons and those with whom they live together are obliged to submit for a period of time 10 days of home quarantine (or in a suitable location), immediately after entering Austria, the costs of which must be borne by the person concerned.

If a molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 performed during the isolation / quarantine period is negative, the isolation / quarantine instituted during the 10 days is suspended. Minors up to the age of 6 years are exempted from performing the SARS-CoV-2 molecular biological test. This regime applies including Romanian tourists.

If cannot be presented with a medical certificate or secure proof of adequate accommodation, entry into Austria is prohibited.

For third-country nationals coming from Romania entry is allowed only with negative test

For third-country nationals who come from Romania, entry is allowed only with a negative test, but are obliged to be quarantined at home for 10 days, at their own expense. If they cannot prove the existence of a suitable home for quarantine, they are denied access.

People who own a right of residence in Austria or in one of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding the Île-de-France regions, including Paris, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Greece, Ireland, Iceland , Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (excluding the Northern Region and Lisbon), San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Czech Republic (excluding the Prague Region) , Hungary, Vatican, United Kingdom, Cyprus, may enter Austria freely if they present a document attesting the right of residence in one of these countries or in Austria.

Upon entry into Austria, the customs authorities may also request supporting documents proving that the person (s) has been in the territory of the above-mentioned States for the last 10 days.

These measures does not apply to professional carriers of goods.

Transit through Austria is allowed, without stopping

Se allows permanent transit through the territory of Austria, without stopping, of Romanian citizens who have destinations from other countries. Supporting documents may be required at the border to ensure entry into the country of destination: domicile / residence / right of residence / employment contract / any other proof of the need to enter, for example a certificate of compulsory medical treatment, studies, etc. ., as well as completing an entry and transit declaration.

More information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs!

  1. Teodora says

    Hello. I flew to Austria on Monday. 02.11. I understood the entry conditions and I will take my test on 30.10… I wanted to ask if I need anything else. I hope I have no surprises when entering Romania. (I should stay 5 days in Austria). Thanks

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      At this moment, Austria is not on Romania's yellow list, but it is not known what will happen on the next update. From those reported by the European Commission, Austria surpassed Romania in the number of cases reported per 100 inhabitants. Regarding the entry into Austria, you have more information in the article and on the MFA website.

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