Fexenpass Arlberg, Einreise und Rückreise (c) Sepp Mallaun I Vorarlberg Tourismus

Travel information

Current regulations

Entry and return

Find out the current status here

Closure of gastronomy and accommodation facilities until 6 December 2020 because of the imposed lockdown by the Austrian government. Essential travel (e.g. for business) is still possible, and Austria’s borders are not closed.

You will find all important entry requirements below. Please also note the entry regulations in your country of origin, which are decisive for your return journey.

Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) Alex Kaiser
Skifahren in Warth-Schröcken (c) Warth Schröcken Tourismus

Essential travel (e.g. for business) is still possible, and Austria's borders are not closed.

Entry requirements for Austria

Safe Countries: Entry without restriction

Travellers from “safe countries” do not need to show a negative Covid-19 test or commit to quarantine. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that those travellers have not been in any country other than Austria or those “safe countries” in the past 10 days. You do not need to show a test if you are only transiting through Austria without a stopover.

High-Risk Areas: Entry with negative Covid-19 test

Austrian citizens, Austrian residents and EU/EEA/UK/Swiss residents arriving from a high-risk area are obligated to produce a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test (the test has to have been administered in the last 72 hours before arrival). If you were unable to get tested before entering Austria, you are required to get tested within 48 hours after arriving, and you have to self-quarantine until your test results arrive.

Entry Prohibited: Other Third-Country Nationals

Entry is prohibited to third-country nationals when arriving from states outside the Schengen area (except “safe countries”). Exemptions apply. Third-country nationals travelling from inside the Schengen area have to carry a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test result AND are additionally obligated to commit to a 10-day self-quarantine.

Further information about entry regulations and exceptions can be found here:

Arrival by train or plane

Train connections:

Due to the current situation and the opening of the borders, there may be restrictions in passenger traffic.
Current: The night jet connection between Austria and Germany will be reduced or discontinued from November 8, 2020 until probably December 2, 2020.
Further Information: Nightjet- und EuroNight-Connections (Oebb)

All daytime services – including cross-border trains – are currently not affected by the measures. Here, all connections will run as usual.

  • Daily updated information can be found here: ÖBB
    Info hotline ÖBB customer service under 05-1717 (0 – 24 Uhr)
    Attention: in trains as well as in the entire closed station area as well as in all public transport, mouth and nose protection is obligatory and is checked regularly.
Flight connections

The airports of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck as well as the airports close to Vorarlberg (Altenrhein (CH)*, Friedrichshafen (D), Zurich (CH), Memmingen (D), Munich (D), Stuttgart (D) are in operation. Please contact your airline as soon as possible to find out whether a planned flight is actually taking place as well as the current entry regulations from Germany to Vorarlberg.
Continued restrictions on air traffic from/to high-risk countries can be expected until further notice.

*Flight connection Altenrhein – Vienna current:
The airline People’s reduced the flight schedule for the route Altenrhein-Vienna due to recent developments. Since 5 October 2020, one flight per day is offered on weekdays to and from Vienna. There are no flights on weekends. This applies up to and including 27 March 2021 (end of winter flight schedule). From November 2 to December 23, the departure times in Altenrhein are also adjusted.

Remote Bus Connections:

Connections to Vorarlberg with Flixbus are temporarily suspended since 3 November 2020.

Please note: we have researched all information with the best possible care. Nevertheless, due to the rapidly changing conditions, we cannot guarantee its accuracy.