The border controls, which have been in force since 2015, have been extended “ongoing migratory pressure, the preservation of internal security and the tense situation surrounding the corona pandemic”, Austria’s Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday.
The controls were strengthened in mid-September, with the Austrian government doubling the existing police contingent to 1,800.
Arriving buses are checked “without exception” while cars are checked at random.
While authorities have warned that those leaving Austria may be subject to a check, Austrian media reports that the vast majority of the checks are carried out on arrivals.
Austrian authorities warned that anyone entering Austria and violating quarantine requirements risks a fine of up to 1,450 euros.
Who can enter Austria?
Currently Austria has travel warnings for Prague and the French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Ile-de-France (including Paris).
Further travel warnings concern, for example, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Israel, Kuwait and the Maldives.
Austria has repealed travel warnings for Sweden and the Portuguese regions of Lisbon and Norte .