Traveling to Austria During COVID 19

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Austria travel during COVID

Traveling to Austria during COVID:

Know before you go


Effective September 15, 2021, the United States has been removed from Austria’s list of countries with low epidemiological risk, which means: 

Only Fully Vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter Austria without a mandatory quarantine. In addition, the validity of the vaccine for any fully vaccinated traveler has been extended to 360 days (one year) after the second/or only inoculation

TRANSIT PASSENGERS are not subject to COVID-19 entry restrictions or mandatory quarantine.

The complete list of regulations can be found here. 


Vaccinated Travelers:

FULLY VACCINATED persons and persons who recently recovered from COVID-19 arriving from the U.S. will continue to be allowed to enter Austria without being subject to mandatory quarantine regardless of their travel purpose. Proof of vaccination/recovery (see requirements below) must be presented upon entry. No pre-travel-registration is necessary.



VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (e.g. “CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card” or Medical Certificate):

  • Accepted COVID-19 vaccines:

    • Two-dose vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, or Sinovac

    • Single-dose vaccine: Johnson&Johnson/Janssen

  • Start of validity:

    • At the day of full immunization = receipt of the second inoculation with a two-dose vaccine (BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, or Sinovac; minimum 14 days beetween the two doses), OR 22 days after receipt of a single dose vaccine (Johnson& Johnson/Janssen)

  • End of validity:

    • 360 days after the second inoculation with a two-dose vaccine or 270 days after inoculation with a single dose vaccine.

    • Booster doses received at least 120 days after the second inoculation (or single inoculation with J&J/Janssen) extend the validity of vaccination status for an additional 360 days starting on the day of receipt of the booster dose.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY (or Medical Certificate):

  • Confirmation of the patient’s recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days issued by a medical professional or public authority,

  • OR a positive test for neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies not older than 90 days


Non-Vaccinated Travelers: 

UNVACCINATED persons arriving from the U.S. will continue to be allowed to enter Austria but MUST pre-register, present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival (see requirements below) and subsequently observe 10 days of mandatory quarantine.

  • COVID-19 TEST RESULT(or Medical Certificate):

    • Molecular-biological (PCR/NAAT) or antigen (rapid) test for SARS-CoV-2 accepted (a molecular-biological test is required if the person seeking entry has been to an “area of variants of concern” listed in Annex 2, in the past 10 days before entry)

    • Sample taken no earlier than 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (rapid/antigen test) prior to entering Austria

    • Test results must include: full name and date of birth of the tested person; date and time of the sampling; test result; QR-/barcode or stamp and signature of testing facility



Return to the United States: 

All travelers returning to the United States must prevent a negative result from a COVID test taken within 3 days prior to your return. Ask our travel agency for assistance in arranging COVID testing during your trip to France to comply with these requirements.


Did You Know:

River Oaks Travel Concierge provides guidance and support related to travel during COVID:

  • Airline rules required to be admitted for boarding
  • Entry rules for the country you are traveling to (vaccination requirements, COVID testing, quarantine, health forms, etc.) 
  • Information regarding mask mandates
  • Destination-specific COVID protocols (mask requirements, hotel procedures, green passes) 
  • Information regarding the open status of restaurants, attractions, any restrictions in the country of your travel 
  • Information regarding COVID test requirements to return to U.S.
  • In case of border closures and destination shutdowns, we will work with you on postponing your trip

River Oaks Travel provides information based on data provided by the US and the governments of your destination. We will communicate any changes and restrictions leading up to your trip to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date details.


What we can do for you:

Fully Customized Travel

No cookie-cutter packages here. We base our trips around your needs, not the other way around.

Up-To-Date Information

Our passion is staying updated on the rapidly changing rules, regulations, and quality of accommodations/experiences.

Access to Hidden Treasures

Our Industry relationships open doors that you never knew existed

We Handle the Logistics

From managing COVID regulations to arranging perks and amenities, we have your covered

We are here Every Step of the Way

We are on call 24/7 via phone, email, and our mobile app

River Oaks Travel Updates:

Entry Requirements to France – here

Entry Requirements to Spain – here

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