Traveling in Austria will be more difficult from this Friday. Anyone entering the country from January 15, 2021 must first register online in advance. The 10-day quarantine obligation also remains in effect for people who come from a risk area.
Quarantine and registration obligation
From Friday January 15, travel to Austria will be limited. With a few exceptions, everyone is required to register online in advance. In addition to your own contact details, you should also note where you are staying in Austria and for how long. You must show the form at the border and you can download it here later. Since December 19, 2020, there is a quarantine obligation for anyone who comes from a risk area and wishes to stay in Austria. You must quarantine yourself for 10 days after entering the country. You can shorten this quarantine with a negative test after 5 days. The quarantine requirement also remains in effect for the time being.
There are a number of exceptions to the above rules. People in transit to another country do not need to register in advance to cross Austria. The quarantine obligation is also extinguished for them. The same goes for people entering the country for work or an unplanned family reunion, such as a funeral or a seriously ill family member.
In addition, there is currently a list of 10 countries that are exempt from the quarantine requirement due to the low number of infections. The Netherlands is not one of them. This includes Finland, Norway, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. People from these countries must register.
Orange travel tips
For us, the travel advice for Austria is always orange. This means that only necessary trips are allowed. Winter sports or other holidays are unfortunately not included. In addition, the government has issued an urgent notice not to go on vacation abroad until mid-March.