Austria tightens its entry rules to contain the Omikron variant of the coronavirus.
As of December 20, 2021, a 2G+ rule applies to entry into Austria (meaning one must be either vaccinated or recovered and also PCR-tested). Entry with 2G proof (vaccinated or recovered), but without PCR test or proof of booster vaccination is possible.
However, registration via pre-travel clearance is then required and after entry, immediate quarantine must be entered. This is only terminated by a negative PCR test result. Non-immunized persons (neither vaccinated nor recovered) must register upon entry under the Pre-Travel Clearance and enter a mandatory quarantine, which can be terminated at the earliest from the fifth day by a negative PCR test.
Exceptions: The 3rd prick (booster vaccination) replaces the + (so a PCR test is no longer necessary). For school-aged children, the Ninja Pass applies. Pregnant women and non-vaccinated individuals need a negative PCR test, but no proof of vaccination.
UPDATE: As of Monday, January 24, 2022, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and all other countries are no longer considered virus variant areas. This means that the stricter entry regulations will no longer be in force for these countries from this day on and the same regulations will apply worldwide for entry into Austria.
New rules for everyone arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. These countries will be classified as a virus variant region from December 25, 2021 to January 23, 2022 in Austria.
Travelers may no longer travel unless they meet all of the following requirements:
2G-plus proof on entry (vaccinated or recovered and additional PCR test) and
compulsory registration via the Pre-Travel Clearance Form and
mandatory 10-day quarantine (with the possibility of release after five days).
There is an exception to the quarantine requirements only for persons who have already received a "booster vaccination". For vaccines that require at least two vaccine doses, the third vaccination is required for this purpose; for Johnson & Johnson, the second vaccine dose is required as a booster.
Germany has again placed Austria on the list of high-risk areas.
Since Sunday, 16 January 2022, entry registration and quarantine for non-immunised persons is mandatory.
Children under 12 years of age are subject to mandatory segregation upon return to Germany. They must undergo a quarantine of at least five days, even if their parents are fully immunised.
Persons who can provide proof of 2G can spend a holiday in Austria at any time.
After a stay in Austria, travellers returning to Germany have to comply with the following measures since 16 January 2022:
- ALL persons (regardless of age) must register online before returning to Germany: Digital Entry Registration
- All persons aged 6 years and over need 3G proof to travel back to Germany from Austria:
o Convalescent (3 months)
o Antigen rapid test or PCR test (validity 48 hours each) (observe quarantine regulations)
- No quarantine obligation for vaccinated and recovered persons: For this, the vaccination or convalescent certificate must be uploaded via the entry portal before the return journey. If no 2G certificate is available, the person concerned must also enter quarantine until proof is presented.
- Quarantine obligation for non-vaccinated and non-healed persons (persons without 2G proof): Termination of quarantine possible at the earliest after five days after entry (transmission of the negative test result to the health office).
- Automatic quarantine requirement for children under 6 years of age: Children under 6 years of age do not need 3G proof for the return journey, but must automatically enter quarantine for five days after entry from Austria. In contrast to unvaccinated / non-recovered persons over 6 years of age, the quarantine for those under 6 years of age ends automatically after five days. Separate free testing is not required here.