Flying INTO Austria – Ordinance Updated 13 Feb 2021

by | Feb 17, 2021

Over the past year, the regulations regarding flying into Austria have changed many times. This affects many people, including self-employed persons living here. I would like to make you aware of an update to the Einreise VO (Austrian ordinance on FLYING INTO Austria) that came into effect on Feb. 13. The original text of this ordinance is available to read in the Austrian Federal Government’s newsletter. The full description and legal basis can be found here

The main changes in this update are:

For entry into Austria, you will need a medical certificate and to fill out a Pre-Travel Clearance form online.

Foreign test results (PCR and antigen) in GERMAN or ENGLISH are now also accepted (i.e. no longer only those issued in Austria!), if they contain at least the following information:

1. first and last name of the tested person,
2. date of birth,
3. date and time of sample collection,
4. test result (positive or negative).
5. signature of the person performing the test and stamp of the institution performing the test or cash or QR code.

If this information is not included on the test result form, then you need to carry a medical certificate with you upon (re-)entry.

The medical certificates must comply with Annex C (English) or Annex D (German) of this regulation (both newly updated!); foreign certificates will be accepted if they actually comply with these annexes. To avoid problems at the border, make sure to use the forms of Annex C or Annex D.

It is necessary to do an online registration by means of filling out an online Pre-Travel Clearance form in German or English. You can only fill this out a maximum of 72 hours prior to entry.

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