Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cyprus are also countries at risk.
Vienna. As of Wednesday, the coronavirus quarantine requirement is no longer in effect upon entering Austria. It is replaced by mandatory proof of vaccination, testing or recovery (3-G rule). When entering from high-risk or high-infection countries, people who have been vaccinated or convalescent do not have to go into quarantine, but those who are tested do. This also applies to Croatia. There are still strict rules for virus variants in the revised entry regulations, which go into effect at midnight.
“In many countries, the number of infections is decreasing, so we can facilitate the entry of people into Austria in parallel with the opening steps in the country,” Health Minister Wolfgang Mockstein said in a radio broadcast. All vaccines that have been approved by the European Union Medicines Agency (EMA) or have successfully passed the relevant WHO process will be recognized as evidence of vaccination. The Russian Sputnik V vaccine does not apply, but the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, which has received emergency approval from the World Health Organization, does. “When entering from high-infection areas, quarantine must also be taken,” Mokstein said. “For cases of virus variants, stricter rules apply.”
There is no quarantine in countries with low infection rates
Quarantine is not provided in countries with low infection rates, including Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Liechtenstein, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, South Korea. Andorra and Australia. Any kind of entry is possible from these countries, including for tourism purposes. A current 3-G certification is required. If this test cannot be provided, the test must be transcribed within 24 hours.
A vaccination document issued in German or English, for example a yellow vaccination certificate, is considered proof of vaccination. A certificate of recovery is a medical or official confirmation in German or English of an injury that has been overcome in the past six months.
When entering from high-risk or high-risk countries, 3-G certification is also required. Entry for tourism purposes is possible. People who have been vaccinated or recovered from these high-risk countries do not have to go into quarantine, but those who are tested do. The quarantine can be ended from the fifth day after entering with a new negative test result. This category currently includes travelers from Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cyprus.
It is only possible to enter from variable states of the virus to a very limited extent
Entry from variable countries of the virus – currently Brazil, India, and South Africa – is only possible to a very limited extent. Basically, only Austrian citizens and people who are or have habitual residence in Austria are permitted to enter. The Ministry of Health announced that entry for humanitarian reasons or in the urgent interest of the Republic is also possible. Entry is only possible with a negative molecular biological test result – such as the PCR test. The obligation to take the test also applies to people who have been vaccinated and who have recovered. Austrians and people residing in Austria who have been in a state of virus change in the past 10 days must have a PCR test within 24 hours. She said health authorities are controlling this. The current ban on landing aircraft from South Africa, Brazil and India has been extended until June 6, according to the Health Ministry.
Entry from other countries that do not belong to the European Union – such as Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, and Serbia – is generally prohibited, and as before, it is only possible in exceptional cases – for the purposes of work or study, for example. Exclusions for travelers will remain unchanged and will not apply to entry from virus variants. Children over ten years old should be tested; The obligation to quarantine also applies to them in principle, but it does not apply if the parents or supervisors are exempt from quarantine. Before each entry, online registration in https://entry.ptc.gv.at/ it is necessary. Travelers need to renew it every 28 days.
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