Requirements for Air Travelers to the United States

Updated December 3, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Effective November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. See the NIV/ESTA information below for details. The new travel policy rescinds the …

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National Interest Exceptions for Travel to the United States during COVID-19 restrictions

Updated 11/8/2021 The NIE Program has ENDED! Das NIE-Programm wurde beendet! National Interest Exemptions (NIEs) are no longer required or valid for travel to the United States.  Presidential Proclamation 10143, which suspended travel from the 26 Schengen countries has been rescinded and replaced by a new travel policy requiring foreigner non-immigrants traveling to the United States to demonstrate …

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“Mountains & Cinema” Conference in Innsbruck

The Embassy is proud to have supported Universität Innsbruck‘s “Mountains & Cinema” conference through the Austrian-American Partnership Fund . The Fund supports collaboration and cultural exchange between Austrian and U.S. non-governmental organizations, universities, professional associations, arts and cultural organizations. The goals of the program are to expand the range of educational, cultural, and professional cooperation between Austrians and Americans. The scenic photo (top of …

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A visit to Linz by Chargé Mesquita

Chargé d’affaires Mario Mesquita recently visited the Upper Austrian capital. During a working discussion with Upper Austrian Governor Thomas Stelzer and a meeting with voestalpine CEO Herbert Eibensteiner, the focus was primarily on the excellent economic relations between Upper Austria and the USA. During a visit to Ars Electronica , cultural collaborations were discussed, while in the interview with Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, bilateral …

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Traveling with expired U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens can use their expired U.S. passports to return to the United States through December 31, 2021. This applies only to U.S. citizens whose passports expired on or after January 1, 2020. Expired passports cannot be used to travel from the United States to an international destination or to travel to a foreign country …

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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

“Religious freedom, like every human right, is universal.” On May 12, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom . This year marks the 23rd release of the report, which covers the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries – including Austria – and territories and U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom. The …

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Embassy Vienna Resumes Limited Visa Services

Starting July 15, 2020, Embassy Vienna will resume processing of limited categories of non-immigrant visa applications. At this time, we are prioritizing services for citizens and residents of Austria. National Interest Exceptions Embassy Vienna welcomes appointments to determine whether applicants may qualify  for national interest exceptions (NIEs) under Presidential Proclamation 9993, which has suspended routine …

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Friendship Masks for Salzburg

Two days ago, Ambassador Traina delivered the second contingent of friendship masks allocated to Austria’s provinces to Salzburg Governor Wilfried Haslauer. 26,000 of the 500,000 face masks donated by the United States to Austria will be distributed to retirement homes, facilities for disabled people, schools, and kindergartens across Salzburg province. Cesár Sampson, who represented Austria …

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Friendship Masks for Upper Austria

Ambassador Trevor Traina met Governor Thomas Stelzer in Upper Austria’s capital Linz this week and presented him with 25,000 face masks for his province. These “friendship masks” will be distributed to the communities and provided to kindergartens and schools, for example. At the joint press conference, both the Ambassador and the Governor emphasized the excellent …

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Donation of American Friendship Masks

On Monday, May 18, American Ambassador Trevor Traina met with Heinrich Himmer, director of the Vienna School Board, to discuss the American Embassy’s donation of half a million high-quality cloth “Friendship” face masks to Austria, including to Austrian elementary and secondary schools. He then visited Enkplatz Middle School where he presented Principle Martina Vogel with …

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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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Diplomats for Equality support the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019

Embassies, Delegations and Permanent Missions support IDAHOBIT and EuroPride 2019, which will take place in Vienna. We, the Diplomatic Missions of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, The United Kingdom, The …

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Legion of Merit Award for Austrian Military Officer

Ambassador Traina presented the Legion of Merit award to Austrian Bundesheer’s Brigadier General Harald Göllinger, former Defense Attaché to the United States. The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. It is one of …

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Diplomats for Equality

We join 30 foreign missions in Vienna in support of today’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Around the world LGBTI persons too often face discrimination, violence, and even death. We recognize the advocates and allies raising awareness of LGBTI issues. We are also looking forward to joining Diplomats For Equaliy at Vienna Pride on June …

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Trevor D. Traina, Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Austria

Trevor D. Traina is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist based in San Francisco. He has founded or co-founded five companies and sold four of them (including to Microsoft and Intuit). He is presently Founder and CEO of IfOnly, a company that allows buyers to purchase unique life experiences with a portion of the proceeds …

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Video Contest – “70th Anniversary Marshall Plan in Austria”

The U.S. Embassy invites Austrian high school students (ages 14-19) to participate in our video contest. Each video entry should document the legacy of the Marshall Plan and its ongoing success in Austria, i.e. legacy funds are still supporting Austrian companies.  As part of this project, students will have the chance to interview representatives of …

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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz

The White House Office of the Vice President October 26, 2017 Today, Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to congratulate him on his electoral success and the Austrian people on the successful conduct of their October 15 national elections. The Vice President expressed appreciation for Austria’s contributions to global security …

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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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