Good news for travellers to Austria! On 5 March, almost all COVID-19 protection measures within Austria will be lifted, including density limits, the Après-ski ban and vaccine certificates to enter hospitatlity venues.
Austria has announced that from 5 March it will be lifting many of its COVID-19 restrictions, allowing arrivals in the country a more relaxed and ‘normal’ travel experience.
The easing of restrictions include:
- Bars and clubs are allowed to open
- Après-ski will be possible again
- Vaccination certificates are no longer mandatory to enter hospitality venues, hotels, museums or buy a lift pass
- No density limits
Mandatory FFP2 masks on public transport and in essential shops (supermarkets, post offices, banks, pharmacies) will remain necessary.
Entry requirements for international travellers have also been updated on 22 February. Everyone entering Austria needs to show ONE of the following:
- Proof of full vaccination (at least 2 jabs)
- Proof of past infection (the medical document needs to show the date of recovery)
- A negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours) OR a negative LFT/antigen test (valid for 24 hours)
2-dose vaccinations are currently valid for 270 days to enter Austria.
This news comes as winter in Austria is not quite over yet!
Even though spring is already knocking on the door, sunshine skiing and slow-paced leisure activities such as winter hiking, cross-country skiing, or ice skating await – and snow conditions are forecast to be excellent until Easter, in mid-April.
Austria’s glacier skiing resorts offer extra-long seasons with spring skiing until May, meaning there is plenty of time to hit the slopes and enjoy the return of Après-ski.
If you’re more of a culture seeker, Vienna is simply oozing with culture boasting a plethora of museums and galleries to explore and if you’re more of a foodie, be sure to book yourself a stay at appetising Arlberg or Graz, Austria’s hidden gem.
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