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Travel information

Current regulations

Entry and return

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Until the end of February, catering and accommodation establishments are closed due to the extension of the lockdown ordered by the Federal Government. The current entry regulation of the Austrian Federal Government came into force on 19.12.2020. For the current version dated 10.02.2021, see link tips. All important entry regulations can be found below. However, please also note the entry regulations in your country of origin, which are decisive for your return journey!

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.

COVID-19 Virus Variant Ordinance (COVID-19-VvV) as of 12.02.2021.
The ordinance applies to the Federal Province of Tyrol except for the districts of Lienz, the municipality of Jungholz as well as the Rißtal in the municipal area of Vomp and Eben am Achensee). Every person staying in the Federal Province of Tyrol (with the exception of the areas mentioned) must present a negative antigen test or PCR test not older than 48 hours when crossing the border from Tyrol into Germany or Italy. For the border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg (and other federal provinces) the following applies: Entry is possible without restrictions. For the exit, you are only allowed to leave the epidemic area if you can present a negative test result (sample taken not longer than 48 hours).
You can find further information here

Amendment of the COVID-19 entry regulation, valid from 10.02.2021
On Wednesday, 10.02.2021, the stricter entry regulation came into force. In addition to the previously existing registration and quarantine obligation, entrants must also present a negative Corona test result that is not older than 72 hours. If this cannot be presented upon entry, a test must be taken immediately – at the latest within 24 hours.
Commuters must also register once a week and carry an antigen or PCR test result that must not be older than seven days. Those commuters who come to Austria less frequently than once a week must register each time before entering the country. Online registration for commuters has been mandatory since 10 February.

Since 15 January 2021, electronic registration (Pre-Travel Clearance – PTC) has been mandatory before entering Austria. In particular, this concerns the address of the place of stay or quarantine, the means of transport used for entry, as well as the disclosure of those countries in which the entering person has stayed in the past 10 days. Exceptions from the registration obligation exist, among others, for commuters and transit travellers as well as for persons who enter Austria for unforeseeable reasons worthy of special consideration within the family circle. The electronic PTC registration form can be downloaded here:

In addition: Persons staying in regions for which a travel warning is in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic must also continue to immediately undergo a ten-day (home) quarantine upon entry into Austria:

The amended entry regulation of the Austrian Federal Government comes into force on 19.12.2020:
A mandatory 10-day quarantine applies to persons entering Vorarlberg or Austria from risk areas (based on a 14-day incidence of more than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants) such as Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and countries not listed in Annex A*. From the 5th day onwards, you can clear yourself with a negative PCR or antigen test. It is possible to leave the country before the end of the quarantine if it is ensured that the risk of infection is minimised as much as possible. The same applies to persons who have been in a risk area within the last 10 days before entry. An appropriate quarantine form must be signed upon entry. It is strongly recommended to have this form already printed out and filled in:

*Appendix A: The list of countries that are not considered risk areas and for which there are therefore no restrictions on entry only includes the countries Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and Vatican City in Europe.

Entry without restrictions is possible for the following persons (these exceptional reasons must be made credible in an official inspection):
The following persons do not have to enter quarantine if they can present a medical certificate confirming a negative PCR or antigen test and the test was carried out no longer than 72 hours ago: (If the medical certificate cannot be presented, a ten-day quarantine must be entered into immediately. If a PCR test or antigen test carried out in the meantime is negative, the quarantine is considered to have ended. The costs for the test are to be borne by the patient).

  • Persons entering Mittelberg (Kleinwalsertal) in Vorarlberg, Vomp-Hinterriss or Jungholz (T).
  • Transit passengers
  • Commuters entering or re-entering the country (at least once a month) for business purposes.
  • Persons entering or re-entering the country (at least once a month) for family purposes or to visit their life partner as part of regular commuter traffic.
  • For the purpose of obtaining absolutely necessary medical services
  • Persons crossing foreign territory (e.g. the Great German Corner)

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

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

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 10 January to probably 24 March 2021.
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

Latest News at a Glance:
Flights from the UK, Brasil and South Africa are not allowed to land in Austria until 21 February 2021.

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 will adjust the flight schedule for the Altenrhein-Vienna route due to the latest developments. Update 21 Dec: The Altenrhein-Vienna flight connection is currently suspended until 28 March 2021.

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.