Austria Covid Information

In light of the ongoing global uncertainty around travel, the Bramble Group, undertakes a weekly survey and update of Government imposed travel restrictions in the localities in which we operate.

Please note that the information provided is only a guide and the Bramble Group cannot be held liable for its accuracy. Before making any decisions, guests are encouraged to check the restrictions in place with the relevant Government bodies.

The information on this page is taken from the Austria info Coronavirus page.

Latest Update – March 22

  • Hotels and accommodations are closed to leisure travellers/tourists.
  • Restaurants and bars can only offer takeout/delivery services. Dining in is not permitted (except in the province of Vorarlberg). FFP2 masks are required when picking up food.
  • landing ban for flights from South Africa and Brazil is in effect.
  • Entry regulations are in effect. Additional local rules for certain regions with high COVID numbers may be in effect (please check locally).

Latest Update – February 15

Austria is in a state of lock-down. Tourism and leisure travel are not possible.

  • 15 February Hotels and accommodations are closed to leisure travellers until at least mid April.
  • 11 February: Travel to the province of Tirol should be limited to essential trips only. From 12 February, you will need to show a negative COVID-19 test (no older than 48 hours) when leaving Tirol. Exemptions for children under 10, transit journeys, and journeys to East Tirol, Jungholz, and the Rißtal valley apply.
  • 8 February: The landing ban for flights from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil has been extended until 21 February.
  • 4 February: From 10 February, people entering Austria from any country except Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and the Vatican will need to show a medical certificate proving a negative PCR or antigen test AND commit to self-quarantine. If you cannot show a negative test, you are required to get tested within 24 hours after arrival.
  • 2 February: From 8 February, new rules will go into effect. Non-essential shops will reopen with an FFP2 mask requirement for all customers. Hairdressers and similar service providers may reopen; negative COVID tests will be required for customers. Museums and zoos may reopen with an FFP2 mask requirement for all visitors. Hotels and restaurants will stay closed.

Latest Update – January 18

Austria is in a state of lock-down. Tourism and leisure travel are not possible.

The following measures are in effect until at least February 7:

  • Only essential shops are allowed to open;
  • All residents are required to stay home and only leave for essential reasons.
  • From January 25 only FFP2 masks are required on public transport.

The following measures are in effect until at least the end of February:

  • Hotels and accommodations are closed to leisure travellers;
  • Restaurants and bars can only offer takeout/delivery services. Dining is not possible;
  • All events, concerts, plays and exhibitions are closed;
  • Theatres, cinemas, gyms, pools, zoos, amusement parks and most other cultural and leisure facilities are closed;
  • Cable cars and ski areas are open, but skiing is only possible for locals.

Travelling to Austria

All travellers need to obtain pre-travel clearance before travelling to Austria. Travellers from most countries worldwide will need to quarantine upon arrival. Essential travel only and quarantine upon arrival.

A 10-day self-quarantine is mandatory when arriving from a risk area. Currently almost all countries worldwide are considered risk areas. Exceptions include:

Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.

Lift System Austria

The lift systems in Austria are open, but skiing is only possible for locals.

Lift System St. Anton

Please see the most up-to-date information about St Anton here.

Lift System Lech

Please see the most up-to-date information about Lech here.

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