Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (April 7, 2020)

Event: On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

International commercial flight options currently exist in Austria.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Austria at this time.

The government of Austria has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The government of Austria has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for Austria. The government has implemented quarantines in isolated areas of Austria.  Transportation to or from these areas, and public services including schools and government offices are closed.  Private companies – including hotels, apartment buildings, or entertainment venues – have closed, restricted access, or mandated temperature checks, limiting access to goods and services.

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