COVID-19 Information

April 21, 2021 *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or antigen, paper or electronic copy bearing your name) taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed …

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Austria Travel Advisory

April 20, 2021 Do not travel to Austria due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Austria due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the …

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Change in Services Alert (April 7, 2021)

REDUCTION OF CONSULAR SERVICES  U.S. Embassy Vienna has suspended all routine consular services from April 1 until at least April 18, 2021.  All applicants with previously scheduled appointments will be contacted to re-schedule.  The Consular Section remains open for emergencies only. The City of Vienna government has announced a hard lockdown from Thursday, April 1 through …

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Change in Services Alert (March 30, 2021)

REDUCTION OF CONSULAR SERVICES  U.S. Embassy Vienna has suspended all routine consular services from April 1 until at least April 11, 2021.  All applicants with previously scheduled appointments will be contacted to re-schedule.  The Consular Section remains open for emergencies only. The City of Vienna government has announced a hard lockdown from Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and …

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Voting in Georgia Runoff Elections and Other 2021 Elections

U.S. Consular Section Vienna offers free delivery of mail-in ballots for all U.S. elections, including the January 5, 2021, runoff election for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Information regarding runoff elections, including registration and voting deadlines, can be found at  FVAP.gov . Ballots for the Georgia runoff election must be dropped off at U.S. Consulate Vienna no later …

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Absentee Voting Process

Last week, Deputy Consular Chief Cesar Soriano invited U.S. Citizens living in Austria to a Facebook Live chat on the absentee voting process.  If you missed it – no worries!  Please check out the recording where Cesar explains how to vote from abroad, various differences among the states, and answers questions from our viewers!

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (March 18, 2020)

Location: Austria Event: 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. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna (March 13, 2020)

Location:  Worldwide Advisory Issued Event: The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become a global pandemic. Due to efforts to slow the spread of the virus, severe travel disruptions and closing of public venues have occurred in Austria and around the world.  The President issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending travel to the U.S. from the Schengen Zone, but this does not …

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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, the President issued a new Presidential Proclamation titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.”  This proclamation suspends entry as nonimmigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the 26 countries of the Schengen Zone during …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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