Austria to allow American arrivals from Thursday

Austria to allow American arrivals from Thursday
Americans can enter Austria from July 1st. DAVID MCNEW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
Austria has updated its travel rules, with American tourists who have been vaccinated, have tested negative or who have recovered from the virus to again be allowed from Thursday, July 1st.

Austria has updated its list of low risk countries from which entry is possible. 

While as at June 28th this primarily included Schengen states along with a handful of other countries with low Covid rates including Australia, Japan and New Zealand, it has now been expanded to include the United States. 

The full non-Schengen list includes: Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States of America. 

The regulation is available here (in German), while an official link to the Austrian tourism information page is viewable here. 

What will people need to show to be allowed to enter? 

Those entering must be in compliance with Austria’s 3G Rule, which requires people to be vaccinated, have recovered from Covid or test negative. 

More information on the 3G Rule is available here. 

‘3G Rule’: How to prove you have been vaccinated, tested or recovered from Covid in Austria

Persons entering from low-risk countries should be able to prove they have only stayed in that country (or in other low-risk countries) within the last ten days.

They must also show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test from Covid-19. If this proof is not available, a Covid test must be carried out within 24 hours of arrival in Austria. 

More information is available at the following link.

UPDATED: What are the rules for entering Austria right now?


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