Last Updated On: 12/01/2022 at 15:06
Requirements for Entry into Austria from Malta
If you are a resident or citizen of Austria, the EU/EEA, Switzerland or any country classified as ‘safe’ by the Austrian government, you will be required to present the following documents:
- Proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) OR proof of recovery from COVID-19 (you can enter Austria for 6 months after being infected with Covid-19, as long as the result is confirmed by means of a molecular test – the medical document needs to show the date of recovery)
- AND a negative PCR test** (taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure) OR proof of a booster jab (booster is valid from the first day)
- The following criteria must be met:
- The second dose of vaccine has been received not more than 360 days prior to your arrival in Austria, and at least 14 days have passed between the first and the second dose;
- Between 21 days and 270 days have elapsed after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one dose is required;
- Vaccination with a single dose of any vaccine for persons who tested positive for Covid-19 at least 21 days before the date of vaccination. The vaccination must have been carried out less than 360 days prior to arrival in Austria*;
- Any additional vaccine doses to one of the above listed vaccination options must have been received at least 120 days after the last scheduled dose and no more than 360 days have elapsed by the time the passenger reaches Austria.
- The following vaccines are recognised by the Austrian government: BioNtech/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, Covishield from Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm and Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine. Please note that Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac are only accepted to enter Austria. Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac are not accepted for entering any type of accommodation, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions, on cable cars/ski lifts and for body-related services.
- From the 6th of December, the validity of the vaccine certificate will be reduced from 360 days to 270 days.
**Do you need a PCR test? Check which of the scenarios below applies to you:
2x vaccinated (or 1x vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson): PCR test mandatory*
3x vaccinated (or 1x vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson plus Booster): no PCR test needed
Recovered: PCR test mandatory
Recovered, then 1x vaccinated: PCR test mandatory
Recovered, then 2x vaccinated: no PCR test needed
Recovered, vaccinated, recovered: no PCR test needed
1x vaccinated, then recovered: PCR test necessary
2x vaccinated (or 1x with Johnson & Johnson), then recovered: no PCR test needed
*) The first dose of Johnson & Johnson is currently still valid to enter Austria. However, during your stay you need a booster jab to gain 2-G status
Non-Vaccinated and Non-Recovered Passengers
Austrian citizens, EU/EEA citizens and Austrian/EU/EEA residents who are not in possession of a valid vaccination or recovery certificate must register their arrival and start a 10-day quarantine immediately. Quarantine may be ended if a test is carried out on the 5th day after arrival and a negative result is received.
Business travellers can check into their accommodation with a 3-G proof (tested, vaccinated or recovered) for professional reasons, while passengers travelling to Austria for educational purposes, for family purposes or to visit a partner may also enter the country with a negative certificate of a rapid antigen test taken less than 24hours prior to arrival. People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons can also present a PCR-test in combination with a medical certificate.
Children and Teenagers
- Children under 12 years are currently exempt from entry rules. However, children aged 6 years and over who are travelling to Vienna require an entry test.
- Teenagers aged 12-15 years, who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid, can obtain “2-G” status with the Austrian “Holiday Ninja Pass”. Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the results in the pass. Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass FAQ and download the English version of the pass here.
Forms and Declarations
Travelers entering Austria from Malta do not need to complete a Pre-Travel Clearance Form. However, if a passenger shows proof or vaccination or recovery but fails to provide present proof of a PCR test or booster, the passenger will be required to register using a Pre-Travel Clearance Form and to have a test carried out within 24 hours of entering Austria.
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Requirements for Entry into Malta from Austria
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