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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Austria Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Austria

Local Situation: 3.8 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Austria. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Austria shares a land border with 8 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Austria), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Switzerland (4), Czech Republic (3.8), Hungary (3.8), Slovenia (3.8), Slovakia (3.8), Italy (3.6), Liechtenstein with 3.5 and Germany with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Austria

There are currently 40,558 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Austria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 777 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Austria.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Austria

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Austria.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 3.8 out of 5.0.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Austria due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Austria due to COVID-19. Austria has resumed most transportation options, ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/austria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Non-EU citizens or residents who arrive from outside the EU and the Schengen area are not allowed to enter Austria. Exceptions may apply depending on where you are travelling from and your reason for travel, with additional entry requirements to be followed. Entry restrictions are subject to change and may do so at short notice. Austria has implemented COVID-19 ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/austria

Individual rating changes for Austria

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Austria. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 3.2 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Austria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from June 30th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 3.4 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Austria to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 28th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 3.5 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from March 27th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 2.8 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Austria to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Austria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 2.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Austria to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 1.7 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 11th 2020

The total rating for Austria changed from 1.3 to 1.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Austria to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Austria changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 1.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Austria with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from September 7th 2019

The total rating for Austria changed from 1.8 to 1.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government decreased their existing warning for Austria to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -2.0).

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 3,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Austria.

Is it safe to travel Austria in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,8) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Austria. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Austria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Austria.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Austria?

There are currently 40,558 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Austria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 777 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.