Entry to Austria (3-G):
3G (proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2) is required for any type of entry.
Proof of vaccination as defined in the entry regulation can only be provided by a document written in Latin characters issued in German or English (e.g. a yellow vaccination pass) mentioning vaccination with a vaccine which has been authorised by the EMA or which has completed the WHO’s EUL process (Emergency Use Listing Procedure). See Appendix CGerman text for vaccines. The EU Digital COVID Certificates, which are provided with an EU-compliant QR code, also count as proof of vaccination.
Proof of recovery from COVID-19 must take the form of confirmation in German or English (in Latin characters) from a doctor or a public authority (such as an official self-isolation order) of having recovered from the infection in the last 180 days.
Proof of testing is a medical certificate in Latin script in German or English, or a test certificate for:
- a molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2, which must have been taken no more than 72 hours ago, and
- an antigen test for SARS-CoV-2, except one for self-testing, which must have been taken within 24 hours.
Austria shortens Validity of Vaccination on 1 February:
2-dose vaccinations are valid for 270 days to enter Austria. However, to prove your “3-G” status during your stay IN Austria, from 1 February 2022, the validity of your 2nd vaccination will be reduced to 180 days. The booster jab remains valid for 270 days. This new rule includes children aged 12 and over! Children born on or after 1 September 2006 and jabbed longer than 180 days ago can still gain “2-G” status by using the so-called Holiday Ninja Pass. For teenagers born before 1 September 2006, the rules for adults apply. Please note: The second and third dose are valid from day one in Austria.
The cornerstone of the COVID-19-Einreiseverordnung 2021 (COVID-19 Entry Regulation 2021) is the focus on means of verification that you are not infected 3G (proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2) is required for any type of entry. This also includes the EU Digital COVID Certificates, which contain an EU-compliant QR code. As evidence of vaccination, all of the vaccines which have been authorised by the EMA or have successfully passed the evaluation process of the WHO are recognised. Stricter rules apply to entry from so-called virus variant regions and states.
Entry to Austria from virus variant areas and states:
>>pre-travel clearance form
further Covid-19 information:
>>What I need to know when travelling to Tirol
>>How Austria’s COVID-19 “Entry Tests” Work (austria.info)
>> Special regulations for Children age 12 – 15 “Holiday-Ninja Pass”