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Austrian entry regulations, as of May 19, 2021
Entry from Slovakia to Austria is possible without the obligation to quarantine (1) with a negative test result or (2) with a vaccination certificate or (3) with a certificate of recovery. In addition, it is still necessary to register.
(1) Entry with test: When entering Austria, you must carry a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 test (antigen or PCR test). Sampling is allowed no longer than 48 hours (antigen tests) or 72 hours (PCR tests) lag behind. The certificate must be submitted in German or English in accordance with Appendix C - Medical Certificate or D - Medical Certificate. A health certificate is an in negative test result issued in German or English equivalent if this includes at least the following data: 1. first name and surname of the person tested, 2. date of birth, 3. date and time of sampling, 4. test result (positive or negative), 5. signature of the person performing the test and stamp of the person performing the test Institution or bar or QR code. SMS test results or self-tests do not count as test evidence!
(2) Entry with vaccination: A medical certificate or certificate issued in German or English for vaccination with one of the vaccines listed in Appendix I is required. Entry is possible
- from the 22nd day after the first vaccination, whereby this must not be more than three months ago, or
- from the second vaccination, whereby the first vaccination must not be more than nine months ago, or
- from the 22nd day after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one vaccination is planned, whereby this must not be more than nine months ago, or
- from the vaccination, provided that there was a positive molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days before the vaccination or proof of neutralizing antibodies before the vaccination, whereby the vaccination must not be more than nine months ago.
(3) Entry after recovery: A medical or official recovery certificate issued in German or English is required for an infection that has been overcome in the last six months. Evidence of neutralizing antibodies, which must not be older than three months, is equivalent.
Anyone who cannot provide any of these proofs, must perform a PCR test or antigen test within 24 hours of entry. The costs for the test are to be borne by yourself. A list of free test options can be found here. In addition, free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are offered in specialized pharmacies.
Registration requirement / pre-travel clearance (PTC): Every person entering Austria must generally register electronically before starting their journey. The electronic PTC registration form is here in German and English retrievable. The confirmation of sending of the electronic registration received must be carried electronically or printed out when entering the country and presented upon request during an inspection. It is recommended that you bring copies / printouts with you. If it is not possible to register using the electronic form, the form Annex E (DE) or Annex F (EN) can also be filled in on paper and presented. Registration may take place at the earliest 72 hours before entry.
Children (when entering the country accompanied by an adult): Children up to the age of 10 can enter the country without a test. Minors between the ages of ten and eighteen require a negative test result (PCR or antigen) or a vaccination or recovery certificate.
These rules only apply to people who have stayed exclusively in Austria, Slovakia or another country listed in Appendix A in the last ten days.
Commuters: The rules outlined above apply to people who regularly commute to Austria or from Austria to Slovakia for professional reasons, for training, for family purposes or to visit their partner, but a negative test result (PCR or antigen) is sufficient, up to can be up to 7 days old. The registration must be repeated after 28 days or if the specified data is changed.
Transit: No registration and no negative test result / vaccination certificate / recovery certificate is required to travel through Austria without a stopover. When entering the country, it must be ensured that it is possible to leave the country.
Link to the detailed legal text
Border crossings, updated May 22, 2021
Immigration regulations are checked at the border crossings. Border traffic remains at the border crossing points Hainburg / Devin and Hof Castle / Devinska Nová Ves set for the time being. The border crossing point Kittsee (old street) / Jarovce is open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., the border crossing point Hohenau / Moravský Svätý Ján between 5 a.m. and midnight. The opening times of the border crossing point start on May 10th Angern-March / Záhorská Ves Monday to Friday 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Slovak entry and quarantine rules since April 26th, 2021
Basic rule: Apart from the exemption clauses (see below), for all persons entering Slovakia,
- Duty to Registration at korona.gov.sk/ehranica at the latest upon entry (if entering by air also at www.mindop.sk/covid),
- followed by Home isolation until a negative PCR test is available, the earliest on the eighth day home isolation may be carried out. Premature termination of the quarantine for the purpose of departure is not provided for in the Slovakian regulations.
- The general Doctor / pediatrician or the doctor of the responsible self-administration group is to be informed by telephone or electronically about the beginning of home isolation.
Anyone who has stayed exclusively in Austria, other EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Great Britain in the last 14 days can go to home isolation if the course is symptom-free quit after 14 dayseven if no test is performed. The duty of home isolation also applies to all household members. For fellow travelers children The same rules and exceptions apply up to ten years, but they only need to prove one test if ordered to do so.
The following groups of people are exempt from the home isolation and registration obligation if they can show a negative PCR test no longer than 7 days old or a negative antigen test no more than 7 days old:
- Commuters, i.e. people residing in Slovakia and having an employment relationship in a neighboring country (with a corresponding confirmation from the employer); Persons residing abroad (e.g. Austria) within 100 kilometers from the nearest open border crossing and employment relationship within 100 kilometers of the road in Slovakia (with appropriate confirmation from the employer), including household members accompanying them; Slovak citizens residing abroad (e.g. Austria) within 100 kilometers of the next open border crossing, including household members accompanying them;
- People residing in Slovakia who are attending a kindergarten, elementary school, secondary school or university in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary or Poland, or people residing in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary or Poland who attend such an institution in Slovakia (Confirmation needed);
- People who cross the border due to immediate concern for close relatives (with medical confirmation and declaration of honor of the family relationship in Slovak);
- People who cross the border for the purpose of cultivating an agricultural property within 10 km from the state border;
- under certain conditions journalists, cultural workers, scientists.
Who for the purpose of one Funeral A person close to you or a person traveling to or returning to Slovakia does not have to register and does not have to go into home isolation, but requires a negative test that is not older than 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (antigen) may be.
For certain groups of people and travel purposes there is no test / home isolation obligation and no obligation to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica, especially:
- In compliance with certain requirements, truck drivers, bus drivers, pilots, aircraft crews, ship crews, train crews, train crews, crews of ambulances and hearses;
- transit in the country of residence or the country of citizenship, family members are also excluded (without stopping, except for refueling, within eight hours at the most); if the transit does not fall under these conditions, a permit from the Ministry of Interior is required;
- under certain conditions, persons exercising their judicially granted custody;
- Persons entering or re-entering the country for medical reasons that cannot be postponed - dated medical confirmation required. If the trip is longer than 12 hours, approval from the Ministry of Health is required;
- Accompaniment to the international airports in Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The accompanying persons must register at naletisko.mzv.sk.
- Persons residing in Slovakia for trips to a representative authority accredited in Slovakia, which is located in Austria, the Czech Republic or Hungary (travel duration no longer than 12 hours).
The following people have to be register and go into home isolation, but can test themselves immediately (by means of a PCR test; you do not have to wait until the eighth day) if you have only stayed in Austria, other EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Great Britain in the last 14 days. The prerequisite is entry with a negative test (PCR no more than 72 hours, antigen no more than 48 hours):
- People residing in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Great Britain and Employment relationship or professional activity in Slovakia or persons residing in Slovakia and having an employment relationship or professional activity in the countries mentioned. Form required.
- Vaccinated People if second vaccination with mRNA vaccine at least 14 days or first vaccination with Vector vaccine at least 4 weeks ago.
- Vaccinated persons, if the first vaccination (mRNA or vector vaccine) was at least 14 days ago and within 180 days after recovery was administered.
- Recovered Proof of persons who did not recover from the illness more than 180 days ago using the form in accordance with Appendix 3.
For the Transit from Austria to Bratislava Airport see the Slovak regulations currently no exception of the quarantine requirement.
Quarantine regulation from April 26th, 2021 (Slovak)
Important information for traveling to Slovakia and party traffic
The consular section is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for urgent cases.
Danger: Due to the more stringent entry regulations into Slovakia that will come into force on February 17, 2021, from February 17. Until further notice there will be no party contact for visa matters.
For emergency: Austrians who are in an emergency situation in Slovakia can go to the embassy outside of the opening hours the embassy on +421 905 312 220 or 0905 312 220 (within Slovakia).
Entering the embassy is due to Corona protection measures Currently not permitted for visitors, but the embassy can be reached by phone on +421 2 5930 1500 or 02 5930 1500 (within Slovakia).
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