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Latest update January 20th 2021
The Austrian government announced on 17 January that the current measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus will be extended. Retail (except food shops and pharmacies) as well as services involving close physical contact should be allowed to re-open on 8 February 2021. Hotels and hospitality will remain closed until at least the end of February 2021. The 24-hour restrictions on leaving the home remain in place. It will also be mandatory to wear a FFP2 face mask in all shops and on public transport. Ski resorts in Tirol will be allowed to stay open.
Since 19 December 2020 there has been a 10-day obligatory quarantine for persons entering Austria from a Corona risk area. There are plans to classify risk areas on the basis of the 14-day incidence rate of positive Coronavirus cases. All countries with a rate higher than 100 will be classified as risk areas. After five days, travellers can take a PCR or antigen test at their own expense. Only if the test is negative, can they end their quarantine earlier. Exceptions apply for business travellers and commuters, for example. Before entering Austria you must complete this Pre-Travel Clearance Form.
From 22 December until 07 February, flights from the United Kingdom are not allowed to land in Austria.