The goal of the scheme is to facilitate contact tracing in the case of coronavirus infections.
The rule applies to all entrants – including Austrian citizens and residents – although there are a few exceptions, for instance for urgent travel.
As of February 10th, cross-border commuters will need to fill out the form.
Anyone who regularly enters Austria is considered a commuter, i.e. this does not need to be for work purposes.
Provided you enter Austria at least once per month – whether for work or private reasons – you are considered a commuter.
Even people who are entering Austria and who are not required to quarantine will need to register, for instance people coming from one of the few countries which are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
Anyone entering will be required to carry evidence of the completed registration, whether it be a printed copy or in electronic form on your phone or another device.
More information is available here.
What information will I need to provide?
Everyone entering Austria must fill out the form, providing their date of birth, email address, residential address (i.e. where they will be staying in Austria), date of entry, likely date of departure (if applicable) and which countries you have been in for the past ten days.
If the address at which you will be quarantining differs from your usual residential address, you will need to provide this information.
The data is kept by the Austrian government for 28 days and then deleted.
What are the exceptions?
While the rule does apply to Austrians and to Austrian residents, there are a few limited exceptions.
People passing through Austria will also not be required to quarantine.
People who are entering for an urgent family matter which cannot be postponed – for example a funeral – will also not be required to register.
More information about Austria’s coronavirus quarantine is available at the following links.