Open with restrictions

Austria Travel Restrictions

62,87% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62,26% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Austria.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Austria without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Austria for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Austria entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Austria, but there are restrictions. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to present a health pass to enter restaurants, hotels, etc. Travelers will need to show either a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination. Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccine certificates are not valid for entering hotels, restaurants, etc. within Austria. The vaccine certificate is valid for 270 days after the 2nd dose for 2-dose vaccines. In people with a past infection and one vaccination, it is valid for 270 days after that one dose. For vaccines that require only one dose, it is valid from the 22nd day for 270 days from vaccination.


Outgoing travel to AustriaTravelling from South Africa to Austria

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) or 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Austria.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result in German or English. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 12, travelers with proof of being fully vaccinated, travelers with proof of past infection from the last 180 days.

Travelers unable to show any of these documents must take a PCR or antigen test a maximum of 24 hours of arriving in Austria.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Austria.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

Travelers can take a COVID-19 PCR test after 5 days and end quarantine earlier with a negative result.

Details and exceptions

Travelers with proof of being fully vaccinated and travelers with proof of past infection are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Pre Travel Clearence Form

Travelers from Lesotho, Brazil, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay, or Zimbabwe must register on the digital pre-travel clearance form (PTC) a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Austria. Travelers must show their PTC form in digital or hard copy on arrival.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Austria

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Austria must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Austria are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Austria

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Austria without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Austria.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Austria without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Austria.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) or 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from South Africa are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Austria is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Austria are open with restrictions. Bars in Austria are closed.