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Holiday and tourist travel is possible. The current Austrian entry regulation came into force on 18 August 2021 and is valid until 30 September 2021: The current country classification distinguishes between

Annex 1 countries = countries and areas with low epidemiological risk

Annex 2 states = virus variant areas and states
Other states and territories not listed in Annex 1 or Annex 2.
In Austria, the digital Covid certificate of the EU ("green passport") is valid as proof, alternative proofs (test certificate or vaccination passport/card in German or English etc.) are still valid.
Information on the EU COVID certificate here.

Status of information: 18.08.2021

What does the 3-G rule mean? You need ONE of these certificates:

Vaccinated: certificate in German or English (e.g. yellow vaccination certificate, vaccination card, green passport) about a vaccination with a vaccine approved in Europe (EMA)*. Vaccination only after complete immunisation as proof of a low epidemiological risk. The certificate is issued from the date of the 2nd vaccination. Validity: 9 months from the date of the 2nd vaccination.
Vaccines where only one vaccination is scheduled are valid from the 22nd day after vaccination for a total of 9 months from the date of vaccination.
*Currently valid vaccines (as of 01.7.21): BioNtech/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Vero Cell), Johnson & Johnson (1 dose). So-called cross-vaccinations are also permitted.
Attention: The listed vaccines are valid in the context of entry into Austria. The vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac apply in the context of entry, but not in the context of the so-called entry tests during the stay in Austria.

Recovery: Official confirmation (e.g. notification of isolation) in German or English or a medical certificate of an expired proven infection, valid for 6 months. Also valid is an antibody certificate, valid for a maximum of 3 months at the time of entry.
For persons who have already recovered and have been vaccinated once previously, the vaccination is valid for nine months from the date of vaccination.

Tested: Molecular biological test (e.g. PCR test), valid for 72 hours from sample collection or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 from an authorised body, valid for 48 hours from sample collection. Antigen test for self-testing recorded in an official data processing system, valid for 24 hours.
The negative test result must be presented at the time of inspection. If no test is available, a test must be carried out within 24 hours at your own expense!
Children: Minors up to the age of twelve are not required to take a test. Otherwise, the same requirements and legal consequences apply as for the adult under whose supervision they are travelling - (§11 of the Entry Regulation).

Our recommendation: Make an appointment for a coronary test shortly before departure, unless you have been vaccinated or have recovered. This way you will get across the border safe and sound and have a current, negative test result that you will need when checking in at your accommodation. PCR tests must be no more than 72 hours old at check-in, and rapid antigen tests no more than 48 hours old. Tip: More information on testing for guests on site.

1. entry from countries with low epidemiological risk (Appendix 1*):

  • Current 3-G certificate. It must be shown credibly that you have stayed exclusively in a state or territory listed in Annex 1 within the last ten days.
  • If there is no proof of 3-G, registration by means of pre-travel clearance (if possible electronically) must be carried out and a test must be carried out immediately, but in any case within 24 hours of entry.
  • *Countries in Appendix 1

2. entry from virus variant areas and states (Appendix 2*):

  • Entry from a state or territory listed in Annex 2 and entry of persons who have stayed in such a state or territory within the last ten days is generally prohibited.
  • This does not apply to Austrian citizens, EU/EEA/CH citizens and persons living with them in the same household, for business trips, studies and further exceptions see here.
  • These persons require a negative test result or medical certificate, registration by means of a pre-travel clearance and a ten-day quarantine must be started immediately, which can be terminated from day 5 after entry (day of entry = 0) with a negative test result. The quarantine obligation also applies to ordinary business trips!
  • *Countries in Annex 2

3. entry from other states:

All states and territories not listed in Appendix 1 or Appendix 2 or after staying there for the last 10 days. On entry you need:

  • 3-G proof
  • Electronic registration by means of Pre-Travel Clearance
  • In addition, a ten-day quarantine must be started after entry, which can be ended at the earliest on the fifth day after entry after a negative PCR test (entry = day 0)
  • Exemptions from registration and quarantine: business travellers, commuters, persons who are fully immunised, from 14 days after the last necessary vaccination dose, etc. Also exempted are minors from the age of 12 if they enter in the company of a fully vaccinated adult.


Please remember that not only the Austrian regulations are decisive for your journey, but also the regulations in your country of origin when you return home. Please inform yourself at the responsible authorities about the regulations for leaving or returning home. For our neighbouring countries, you can find an overview here:

Reopen EU: Digital travel plan
A service page of the European Union that can help you plan your journey to Vorarlberg and back to your home country. You will be directed to the current website of your home country and your destination country and informed about what you need to do when you return home.

Seehotel Am Kaiserstrand
Am Kaiserstrand 1, 6911 Lochau
Vorarlberg / Austria
Tel.: +43 5574 58 111
Fax: +43 5574 58 244