Austria opening up to tourism

A significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in Austria, and the opening of EU borders as of July 1, have prompted Austrian authorities to ease restrictions.

Now that less than 100 daily corona cases have been detected in Austria in the past week, and the EU has re-opened to tourism as of July 1, health authorities in Austria have decided to lift many restrictions:

  • No more mandatory curfew for restaurants, which means that night clubs can re-open
  • Masks are no longer required in restaurants and hotels
  • Regular masks are sufficient on public transport, in museums and shops
  • The mandatory N95 masks no longer required on flights; regular masks will suffice
  • No more caps limiting attendance at public events

The European Union’s Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), effective July 1, now allows its holders to travel freely within the EU. In addition, travelers from other Green Countries, including the U.S., Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, and more, can visit Austria and other European countries by presenting a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours before the flight. Travelers vaccinated in the last nine months, recovering from COVID-19 within the last six months, and children under 12 are exempt.

Last but not least, anyone entering Austria must fill out this Pre-Travel-Clearance (PTC) in advance.


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