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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Austria Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Austria is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.5 / 5

Austria shares a land border with 8 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Austria), the Advisory Index is 1.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Germany (1.7), Italy (1.7), Czech Republic (1.4), Hungary (1.4), Switzerland (1.3), Liechtenstein (1.3), Slovenia with 1.3 and Slovakia with 1.3 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Austria from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Austria.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/austria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Austria.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/austria-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AT

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises all Maltese nationals in  Austria that immigration controls may temporarily be in place at some road and rail border crossing points with Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia. You should carry your passport with you when crossing the border into, or from Austria, monitor local media and check ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Austria.

Changes from July 4th 2019

The total rating for Austria changed from 1.8 to 1.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government removed their warning for Austria with a previous rating of 0.0.

About Austria

Austria with its capital Vienna is a country in Europe (Western Europe), slightly smaller than Maine (83,858 km²). The country is located Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia. The climate can be described as temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers. The landscape is in the west and south mostly mountains (Alps); along the eastern and northern margins mostly flat or gently sloping. With a population of about 8.21 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Vienna
Population about 8.21 million
Size 83.858 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maine
Common languages German, Croatian, Hungarian, Slovenian
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +43
Internet Top Level Domain .at
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 AUT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 40

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Austria is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution results from emissions by coal- and oil-fired power stations and industrial plants and from trucks transiting Austria between northern and southern Europe
  • soil pollution results from the use of agricultural chemicals
  • some forest degradation caused by air and soil pollution

Natural hazzards

  • avalanches
  • earthquakes
  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Austria. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. communications equipment
  3. construction
  4. food
  5. lumber
  6. machinery
  7. metals
  8. paper
  9. paperboard
  10. parts

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. dairy products
  3. forestry products
  4. fruit
  5. grains
  6. lumber
  7. pigs
  8. potatoes
  9. poultry
  10. wine

Austrian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Austria.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. metal goods
  7. motor vehicles
  8. paper
  9. paperboard
  10. parts

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metal goods
  6. motor vehicles
  7. natural gas
  8. oil
  9. oil products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Austria?

Austria is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Austria is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Austria in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Austria.

How many travel advisories do you know for Austria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Austria.

What is the size of Austria?

Austria has a size of 83,858 km² or 32,378 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maine.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.