Austria lets in travelers from 30 countries without quarantine

Austria removes quarantine

Austria has started allowing 30 European countries to enter its territory without the compulsion to follow preventive measures like quarantine. Travelers on a visitor visa from these countries will also not have to produce a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2.

Most of these countries are part of the EU/EEA. Residents of these countries will be eligible for relaxation in travel restrictions if they can prove that they haven’t been in a nation other except Austria or any of the following countries in 14 days prior to crossing the borderto Austria:

  • Switzerland
  • Vatican
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • France
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Andorra
  • Belgium

There are few others too who are exempt from quarantine requirement in Austria. They include people who:

  • are involved in a work in the interest of the Republic of Austria
  • are traveling as part of a transfer trip or flight
  • are traveling for imperative reasons of animal care
  • are traveling for family reasons
  • are carrying out a repatriation trip or flight
  • are entering Austria to maintain goods traffic

Those who arrive in Austria toget the advantage of essential medical services or Austrian citizens who have mandatory health insurance or an Australian hospital’s treatment promise fit for special consideration are also exempted from restrictions.

Also, passing via Austria without stopover is also not subject to restrictions.

Those who do not fit in to the above-mentioned categories of people, must

  • Pass a SARS-CoV-2 with negative result, not older than 4 days, or
  • Subject oneself to a 14-day quarantine at home or another suitable accommodation.

As of now, entry of travelers

  • from any country outside EU/Schengen area, or
  • who do not belong to the above categories

is impossible, but with exceptions including:

  • people who work in freight transport
  • transit passengers
  • seasonal workers
  • nursing and health personnel
  • humanitarian workers
  • employees of international organizations
  • members of diplomatic missions

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Austria, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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