Safe Arrival

Travelling to SalzburgerLand

We look forward to welcoming you soon and will provide you with helpful information along the way.

Can I currently go on holiday in SalzburgerLand?

We are happy to say that a holiday in SalzburgerLand is finally possible again! The “Green Pass” (or other proof that one is vaccinated, tested or recovered) is mandatory as entry authorisation for a holiday in SalzburgerLand.

What are the current rules for entry into Austria?

Since the 19th May, eased restrictions are in place. Travel to Austia without quarantine is permitted for people who have been tested, vaccinated or who have recovered, with the exception of people travelling from high-risk countries with high infection rates.

Detailed information on the ECDC Map for risk areas:

  • Green/Yellow/Orange: free travel
  • Red: no quarantine when the person travelling has been tested, vaccincated or recovered
  • Dark Red: travel permitted for people who have been tested, vaccincated or recovered with a quarantine period (5 day test release period)
  • This means that travel from countries with a 14 day case rate of under 500 (relates to a 7 day rate of 250), with no virus mutation region, is permitted without quarantine

Exceptions for commuters remain in-place. From 1st July 2021, further easing of restrictions will follow if the situation develops positively. This will ensure a safe and happy summer season for all in Austria.

Do I need to fill out the electronic registration before travelling to Austria?

The following persons are exempt from registration for pre-travel clearance:

  • those who enter from a state listed in Annex A (see below) and
  • those who have stayed exclusively in an Annex A state or territory or in Austria for the past ten days and
  • those who have a certificate in the sense of the 3-G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered).

If this applies to you, you do not need to fill in the form below.

  • Annex A countries currently include: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Principality of Liechtenstein, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican City.

For persons who do not meet the above requirements, electronic registration prior to entry is mandatory. This also applies to Austrians living abroad. Persons entering the country are obliged to present the confirmation of transmission from the PTC system either electronically or in printed form in the event of a check.

>> The PTC entry form (PTC = Pre-Travel-Clearance) in English is available online here

A clear overview of all current entry regulations and travel warnings can be found here.

Which test or vaccination certificates do I need for entry?

In principle, a medical certificate or proof of a valid negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 issued in German or English must be available for entry into Austria.

  • Molecular biological test (e.g. PCR-test): valid for 72 hours from sample collection
  • Antigen test from an authorised body: valid for 48 hours from sample collection

Equivalent to this is a certificate of vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine against COVID-19 if the following conditions are met:

  • Immunisation by two partial vaccinations:
    • Beginning on the 22nd day after the initial vaccination with a centrally licensed vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the certificate of vaccination is valid for three months. After receiving the second vaccination, the validity of the proof of vaccination is extended to a total of nine months.
  • Immunisation by vaccination (Johnson & Johnson):
    • Beginning on day 22 after vaccination with a centrally licensed single-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, proof of vaccination is valid for nine months.
  • Immunisation by convalescent vaccination:
    • Provided there was a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days prior to vaccination or there is already evidence of neutralising antibodies at the time of vaccination, proof of vaccination is valid for nine months from the time of initial vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

A medical or governmental certificate of recovery for an infection with SARS-CoV-2 survived in the past six months and proof of neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than three months, are also acceptable.

Persons entering from abroad are still required to complete the Pre-Travel Clearance Registration.

What are the rules for people entering from a country classified as a risk area by Austria?

For guests from countries and regions classified by Austria as a Covid-19 risk area (see above), the following rules apply:

  • Persons entering from a risk area must be quarantined for 10 days
  • After 5 days, a PCR test can be done to end the quarantine in the event of a negative test result
  • A PCR test can be carried out by a registered doctor or at the drive-in stations of the Austrian Red Cross (Salzburg Süd, Zell am See, St. Johann) or at Salzburg Airport. The costs (currently approx. € 115 Euros) for the test must be paid on-site by the guest. Without a negative test result, a ten-day quarantine must be carried out

More information can be found at:

What is the current situation around Covid-19 at my desired holiday destination?

You can find information about this in the topic area >> Safe Vacation Planning.

What should I consider when travelling by public transport?

Travelling by train to SalzburgerLand and back? To protect the health of you and other passengers, please observe the regulations on public transport:

  • In all public transport and in the waiting area of train and bus stations, a FFP2 mask must be worn
  • Use public transport only if you feel healthy
  • Where possible, the minimum 2 metres distance applies to persons who do not live in the same household
  • Where possible, buy tickets online, at the hotel or at a ticket machine

Valuable and up-to-date information can also be found on the pages of the ÖBB and DB.

What are the rules for a taxi ride?

  • Drivers and passengers must wear FFP2 masks and keep the minimum distance where possible
  • A maximum of 2 persons may be carried in each row of seats of the vehicle (including the front seats), i.e.:
    • Vehicle with 5 seats: max. 3 passengers
    • Vehicle with 9 seats and 3 rows: max. 5 passengers
    • Vehicle with 9 seats and 4 rows: max. 7 passengers
  • Only persons living in the same household can deviate from this 2 person system for taxis and taxi-like establishments, i.e. all seats of the vehicle can be occupied
  • If possible, pay contactless with a card

Where and how can I rent a car in SalzburgerLand?

  • Rental cars are available in the city of Salzburg (at the airport for example) and in the large ski resorts in SalzburgerLand
  • Reservations can be booked and managed online at almost all companies
  • Vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before handing over to the customer
  • When handing over to the customer, safety precautions and distance rules are adhered to and personal contact is reduced

Providers for rental cars: Budget, Sixt, AVIS, Europcar, Hertz

When returning home, please check if there are current travel warnings for SalzburgerLand?

Travel warnings from other countries, restrictions and/or registration requirements on return from SalzburgerLand are currently in force also for guests from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark or Sweden (among others). At the moment, cross-border travel is heavily restricted on most borders to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

>> A clear overview of all current entry regulations and travel warnings can be found here.

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