Austria’s ban on British arrivals extended until September
Austria has extended a ban on arrivals from the United Kingdom until August 31st, due primarily to concerns surrounding the Delta variant.
Austria will bring into effect a new set of entry rules from July 1st.
While this is positive for people from most countries wanting to visit Austria, the ban on arrivals from the UK will be extended until the end of August.
The ban applies primarily to tourist travel, with Austrian citizens and residents - along with citizens and residents of other European countries - allowed to enter Austria from the UK.
Those who are allowed to enter will need to provide evidence of a negative test and will need to quarantine for ten days, although you can leave quarantine after the fifth day with a negative PCR test.
On June 21st, Austria removed the ban on direct flights from the UK to Austria.
In addition to the UK, the ban also applies to other ‘virus variant’ areas, including Brazil, India and South Africa.
What is changing?
From this date, which is also when the new European Green Passport comes into force, new entry regulations will also apply to Austria.
Persons entering from “low-risk” countries should be able to prove they have only stayed there within the last ten days and 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.
The Ministry of Health has provided the following list of low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea , Taiwan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, the USA, the Vatican, Vietnam and Cyprus.
More information is available at the following link.