Austria: Updated COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • All travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test are permitted to enter Austria as of 24 March 2022 


On 24 March 2022, the Austrian government updated its entry requirements so that all travelers are permitted to enter the country so long as they can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test. The following conditions must be met: 

  • For proof of vaccination, the traveler must have received a two-dose or single-dose approved vaccine. The last dose must have been administered between 14-270 days prior to travel. Booster doses are valid for 270 days after being administered.  
  • For proof of recovery, the traveler must hold a medical certificate issued by their government authorities prior to travel. A certificate of proof of recovery is considered valid for a period of 180 days.  
  • For proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, the traveler must have undergone PCR testing within 72 hours of travel or rapid antigen testing within 24 hours of travel.  

For additional information, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The Austrian government updated its COVID-19 related entry requirements on 24 March 2022. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate authorization prior to arrival.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the Austrian government’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 13 April 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.