When entering Austria, the following legal requirements may apply:
- Registration via Pre-Travel-Clearance (PTC)
- Presentation of a medical certificate or proof of a valid negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, a vaccination certificate or recovery certificate from SARS-CoV-2 issued in German or English language.
- Observance of a ten-day post-entry quarantine, which may be terminated no earlier than the fifth day after entry by a negative molecular biological test (e.g. PCR test) or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2. The day of entry is considered day "zero".
Which terms apply depends on the state or region of departure and the cause of entry.
Elimination of the mandatory registration for pre-travel clearance
Exempted from the mandatory registration for pre-travel clearance are travelers who
- enter from a state or region listed in Annex 1 and
- have stayed exclusively in a state or region listed in Annex 1 or in Austria for the past ten days and
- are in possession of a certificate in the sense of the 3-G rule (German: geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered).
If this applies to you, you do not have to fill out the PTC form.
Annex 1 states and regions currently include: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vatican and Vietnam.
Minors up to the age of 12
Minors up to the age of twelve are exempt from the obligation to be tested, provided they are traveling in the company of adults. In addition, the same legal requirements and consequences apply upon entry as for the adult under whose supervision they are traveling.