Latest news from Austria in English


Thursday 5th August

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Find out what's going on in Austria on Thursday, with The Local's short roundup of today's news.

Tuesday 3rd August

Britons and other non-EU travellers face €7 fee to enter Europe for visits

Britons and other non-EU travellers face €7 fee to enter Europe for visits

British nationals as well as all other visa-exempt non-EU citizens will have to get authorisation and pay a €7 fee to enter the Schengen zone when new rules come in to force before the end of 2022, the European commission confirmed on Tuesday.

How to save money while travelling around Austria
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How to save money while travelling around Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

UPDATED: Austria to require mandatory PCR testing for travellers from Spain, Cyprus and the Netherlands

UPDATED: Austria to require mandatory PCR testing for travellers from Spain, Cyprus and the Netherlands

What are the rules for vaccinating children in Austria?

What are the rules for vaccinating children in Austria?

Sunday 1st August

Everything that changes in Austria in August 2021
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Everything that changes in Austria in August 2021

From mandatory PCR tests for returning travellers to new requirements for ID cards, there are some important changes taking place in August.

Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Austria?
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Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Austria?

Saturday 31st July

Historic deluge in Austrian town of Graz causes flooding and damage to homes

Historic deluge in Austrian town of Graz causes flooding and damage to homes

A rain storm that swept over the city of Graz in the Steiermark region of Austria on Friday evening smashed a rainfall record from 1938, flooded streets and cellars, and uprooted several trees.

How is Austria using Covid certificates compared to the rest of Europe?
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How is Austria using Covid certificates compared to the rest of Europe?

Five unwritten rules that explain how Austria works
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Five unwritten rules that explain how Austria works

Friday 30th July

Thunderstorm warning for Friday evening and weekend in Austria

Thunderstorm warning for Friday evening and weekend in Austria

Austria - and in particular Vienna - is set for a weekend of wild weather, with thunderstorm warnings from Friday onwards.

Austria: Germany to require tests from unvaccinated border crossers from Sunday

Austria: Germany to require tests from unvaccinated border crossers from Sunday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 29th July

Covid-19: More than half of Austrians now fully vaccinated

Covid-19: More than half of Austrians now fully vaccinated

More than half of the Austrian population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 28th July

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

The UK government has announced details of how fully vaccinated travellers from countries in Europe to the UK can skip the mandatory 10-day quarantine when arriving in England, Scotland and Wales.

What does Austria’s green pass allow me to do?

What does Austria’s green pass allow me to do?

Austria set to demolish ‘world’s most depressing playground’

Austria set to demolish ‘world’s most depressing playground’

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 27th July

Where in Austria do all the Americans live?
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Where in Austria do all the Americans live?

Latest figures from Statistik Austria show that there are 8,542 Americans resident in Austria, but where do they live?

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 26th July

Vienna school under fire for sex ed class using doll for children as young as six

Vienna school under fire for sex ed class using doll for children as young as six

A school in Vienna is being investigated by Austrian authorities after a “disturbing” sex education class where students as young as six were taught how to touch a doll sexually. 

3G to become 2G: How Austria is changing its green pass rules

3G to become 2G: How Austria is changing its green pass rules

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 25th July

Five reasons to retire in Austria
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Five reasons to retire in Austria

Retiring overseas is a dream for many of us, with Austria becoming a popular location for people searching for mountains and culture.

Saturday 24th July

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

A group of major European spa towns was added to the highly prized World Heritage list on Saturday for their "exceptional testimony to the European spa phenomenon" from the 18th century to the 1930s, Unesco said.

Aberglaube: Eight strange Austrian superstitions foreigners should know about
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Aberglaube: Eight strange Austrian superstitions foreigners should know about

How the New Danube protects Vienna from catastrophic floods
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How the New Danube protects Vienna from catastrophic floods

Salzburg festival hall, a world temple in the sound of music

Salzburg festival hall, a world temple in the sound of music

Wednesday 21st July

Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian
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Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian

OK so we know about Arnie, but there are plenty of Austrian discoveries that you might not know are actually Austrian. Here are a few surprises.

EXPLAINED: Can tourists use Austria’s Covid-19 green pass to visit bars and events?
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EXPLAINED: Can tourists use Austria’s Covid-19 green pass to visit bars and events?

Austria orders compensation in Facebook data case

Austria orders compensation in Facebook data case

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 20th July

Austria imposes stricter penalties for breaching green pass rules

Austria imposes stricter penalties for breaching green pass rules

Austria has put in place stricter penalties for those breaching the 3G Rule, with venues liable for up to €3,600 and guests liable for up to €500.

How to survive as a freelancer in Austria
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How to survive as a freelancer in Austria

One third of new Covid-19 cases in Austria from travel abroad

One third of new Covid-19 cases in Austria from travel abroad

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 19th July

Flooding causes chaos across Austria

Flooding causes chaos across Austria

The heavy rains and flooding which hit Germany last week came to Salzburg and Tyrol in Austria over the weekend, resulting in flood alarms sounding across the area, and people having to be rescued by helicopter. 

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 18th July

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Find out what's going on in Austria on Monday, with The Local's short roundup of today's news.

Saturday 17th July

The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award
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The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award

A series of solutions-focused articles in which The Local’s journalists took an in-depth look at responses to the coronavirus pandemic has been shortlisted for the European Digital Media Awards 2021.

Thursday 15th July

New apartment prices in Austria are highest in Europe

New apartment prices in Austria are highest in Europe

A new study by consulting firm Deloitte shows new apartments in Austria are the most expensive in Europe.

Delta variant: How worried should people be in Austria?

Delta variant: How worried should people be in Austria?