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Visiting Vorarlberg Safely

Entry & Return

A warm welcome! The improving Corona situation in Austria allows for entry relaxations as well as openings in many areas. The most important info on the current entry possibilities as well as on the return journey to our neighbouring countries can be found here.

Holiday and tourist travel is possible. The Austrian Entry Regulation is valid until 31 October 2021: The current country classification distinguishes between

  • Annex 1 countries = countries and areas with low epidemiological risk
  • Annex 2 countries = virus variant areas and states
    Other states and areas not listed in Annex 1 or Annex 2

As of 1 July, the digital Covid certificate of the EU (“green passport”) is valid as proof in Austria, but alternative proofs (test certificate or vaccination certificate in German or English etc.) are still valid, e.g. also for guests from Switzerland.
Information on the EU COVID certificate here.

Status of the information: 15.09.2021



*3-G-proof: Details on entry requirements – you need ONE of these proofs:
  • Vaccinated:
    Vaccinated: Certificate in German or English (e.g. yellow vaccination passport, vaccination card, green passport) about a vaccination with a vaccine approved in Europe*. Vaccination only after complete immunization as proof of a low epidemiological risk. The certificate is issued from the day of the 2nd vaccination. Validity: 360 days from the date of the 2nd vaccination.
    Vaccines where only one vaccination (Johnson & Johnson) is scheduled are valid from the 21nd day after vaccination for a total of 270 days  from the date of vaccination.
    *Currently valid vaccines (as of 01.08.21): BioNtech/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac-CoronaVac, Johnson & Johnson (1 dose). So-called cross-vaccinations are also permitted.
  • Revocered – Past Infection
    Official confirmation (e.g. segregation notice) in German or English or a medical certificate of an expired proven infection, valid for 6 months. Also valid is a proof of antibodies, maximum 3 months old at the time of entry.
  • Tested negative:
    – Molecular biological test (e.g. PCR test), valid for 72 hours from sample collection.
    – Antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 of an authorised body, valid for 48 hours from sample collection (Attention: As entry test only valid for 24 hours!)
    – Antigen test for self-testing, which is recorded in an official data processing system, valid for 24 hours.
    If no test is available, a test must be carried out within 24 hours at your own expense!
    ATTENTION: According to the national pandemic phase plan, the validity of antigen tests may be reduced or cancelled depending on the utilisation of intensive care beds in hospitals.
  • Children from the age of 12 years onwards must be tested, below this the immunity status of parents or guardians counts.

Please remember that not only the Austrian regulations are decisive for your trip, 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 neighboring countries you can find an overview here:

Digital Travel Plan of the European Union
On this page you will be directed to the current website of your home country and your destination country and informed about what you have to do when you return home. A European Union service page that can help you plan your trip to Vorarlberg and your journey home.