Austria Travel Health Certificate

Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria

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Many travelers to Austria need to complete the Austria health declaration form. This is a new COVID-19 entry requirement.

The Austrian government have brought in a safety measure for certain overseas visitors — the Austria Pre-Travel Clearance.

The travel health form is a mandatory document for visitors traveling from certain countries, or those who do not meet other requirements.

Travelers that fall into one of these categories must apply using the online platform and have the approved form ready to show to officials.

Anyone who fails to follow this procedure will not be able to enter Austria.

This page explains:

  • What the Austria health declaration form is
  • Whether you need it to enter
  • How to apply online

What is the Pre-Travel Clearance Form for Austria?

The Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria is an electronic Travel Health Certificate.

The purpose of the form is to assist Austrian authorities in safeguarding public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How does the travel health form work?

Travelers who are required to follow this policy must register their details on the online portal, before they start their trip.

The completed form must then be shown when it is requested by officials.

The information provided by each passenger helps the Austrian government to manage and monitor the movement of travelers coming from areas deemed as unsafe, as well as those who do not meet COVID-19 travel requirements.

At present, passengers from all countries must show proof of one of the following:

  • Full vaccination
  • Certificate of recovery

Passengers arriving from any area, that do not meet one of these requirements, must complete the Austria Pre-Travel Clearance.

Those coming from one of the safe countries are also required to take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, if they did not show one when entering.

Visitors entering Austria from a region that is not on the list of safe countries, or who have been in an unsafe country within the last 10 days, must also show a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and self-isolate for 10 days.

The 10-day quarantine can be reduced to 5 days by taking another test to end it early.

These travel health restrictions help Austria’s health authorities to reduce the risk of positive COVID-19 cases entering the country.

Who Needs a Health Declaration Form to Travel to Austria?

The Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria is mandatory for certain visitors, depending on where they have been previously and what COVID-19 requirements they meet.

To find out if you need to follow this step, you should check Austria’s list of safe countries prior to travel, along with the current entry requirements.

Traveling from a safe country to Austria

If you have only been in safe countries within the last 10 days, you still need to provide one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Proof of recovery from the virus
  • Negative PCR test result

You do not need to complete the Austria travel health form if:

  • You are fully vaccinated
  • You have proof of recovery

You must complete the Pre-Travel clearance if:

  • You can only show a PCR test result
  • You meet none of the requirements

If you fail to show any proof, you must also take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in Austria.

Traveling to Austria from an unsafe country

Similarly to the list of safe countries, if you are traveling from any other area you do not need to complete the Austria Pre-Travel Clearance if:

  • You are fully vaccinated
  • You have proof of recovery

If you cannot meet one of these requirements, and you have been in an unsafe country within the last 10 days, then you must complete the travel health form and:

  • Show proof of a negative PCR on arrival
  • Self-isolate for 10 days

Do I need a travel health form to transit through Austria?

If you are just transiting through Austria, you do not need to complete the travel health form.

The form is only mandatory for travelers visiting the country.

However, if you are in Austria for transit, you may need to show proof of your final destination.

Do children need to complete the Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria?

Children of all ages must follow the same guidelines as their accompanying adult falls under, with some exceptions.

Children under 12 are not required to be tested.

Minors between the ages of 12 and 18 do not need to quarantine if they are with an adult who has a vaccination or recovery certificate.

Austria Health Declaration Form Requirements

If you are required to apply for the Austria Pre-Travel Clearance, you will need to have the following:

  • List of countries visited within the last 10 days
  • Confirmed travel to Austria
  • Place to self-quarantine (if applicable)

You must also ensure that you meet one of the COVID-19 requirements:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Recovery certificate
  • Negative PCR test result

Austria Pre-Travel Clearance Online Registration

Once you have confirmed that you need to complete the Austria travel health form, you can access the application online.

This needs to be done in advance of travel, to ensure that you have the approved copy ready to take with you on your trip.

The online form asks you to provide details covering:

  • Travel history within the last 10 days of departure
  • Proof of vaccination, recovery, or test
  • Personal information (name, phone number, email address etc.)
  • Accommodation details in Austria

Once you have completed the application, the completed document will be sent to you by email.

You can either print off a paper copy or download it to a mobile device.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive Health Certificate
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Travel Health Certificate FAQS

  • Do I need a negative COVID-19 PCR test to visit Austria?

    If you are fully vaccinated or have a recovery certificate, then you do not need a PCR test to enter Austria.

    If you do not have one of the above, and you have been in an area that is on Austria’s list of unsafe countries, then you must show a PCR test on arrival.

    The same applies if you have not been in an unsafe country, but you can take the PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.

  • Do children have to complete the Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria?

    Children of all ages must follow the same guidelines as accompanying adults. If their parent or guardian is obliged to show the Pre-Travel Clearance, then they must complete it too.

  • Do you have to be vaccinated to travel to Austria?

    You do not need to be vaccinated to travel to Austria, but you must follow the current COVID-19 restrictions.

    If you have only been in safe countries within the last 10 days, you must have one of the following:

    • Vaccination certificate
    • Recovery certificate
    • Negative PCR test and the Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria
    • Negative PCR test taken within 24 hours and the Pre-Travel Clearance

    If you have been in any unsafe area within the last 10 days, you must show one of the following on arrival:

    • Vaccination certificate
    • Recovery certificate
    • Negative PCR test and the Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria

    If you have been in an unsafe country and can only show a PCR test, you must also isolate for 10 days.

  • Does Austria have a mandatory quarantine on arrival?

    Austria has a mandatory 10-day quarantine for passengers who have been in an unsafe country within the last 10 days, and cannot show a vaccination or recovery certificate.

    The quarantine can be decreased to 5 days by taking a PCR test on day 5.

  • Is the Austria Pre-Travel Clearance mandatory for all visitors?

    The Pre-Travel Clearance is only mandatory for passengers who do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate.

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