COVID-19 Information (August 21, 2020)

For the latest Consular Alerts for U.S. Citizens please click here Country Specific Information Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 3, which means “RECONSIDER TRAVEL.”  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 3 Travel Health Notice for Austria due to COVID-19.  …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (July 10, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (July 2, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (July 2, 2020)

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: Mariahilferstrasse and Neubaugasse Waehringerstrasse U6 Station, moving towards Schottentor, ending at Minoritenplatz. Events:  On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., a protest organized by Black Lives Movement will be held at the U6 Waehringerstrasse at 5:00 pm. The group plans to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 19, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 12, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision.  Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (June 5, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19, Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision.  Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (June 4, 2020)

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: MuseumsQuartier on Mariahilferstrasse The corner of Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse (near the U.S. Embassy) Event:  On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., a protest organized by Black Lives Matter and SPÖ will be held near the MuseumsQuartier on Mariahilferstrasse. On Friday, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (May 29, 2020)

Event: Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (May 14, 2020)

Event:  Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain is a personal decision. Information Regarding Flights to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (April 27, 2020)

Note: Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). Event:  Due to COVID-19. Austria is at a State Department Travel Advisory level 4, which means “DO NOT TRAVEL.” Americans wishing to depart should leave immediately via commercial aircraft. U.S. citizens remaining in Austria should be prepared to shelter in place.  Whether to depart Austria or remain …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Austria 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.  The government of Austria has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine …

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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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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on February 3rd, 2020

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: The corner of Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse (near the U.S. Embassy) Event: On Monday, February 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., a demonstration against President Trump’s Middle East Plan is scheduled to take place.  Less than 100 people are expected …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on January 24, 2020

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna:  Central Vienna (along the Ring) Hofburg Palace Complex Heldenplatz Vienna State Opera House Event: On Friday, January 24, 2020, the annual Wiener Akademiker Ball will take place at the Hofburg Palace Complex in the First District.  Austrian police have reported that …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on January 10, 2020

  Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: The corner of Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse (near the U.S. Embassy) Event: On Friday, January 10, at 5:00 p.m., a Vigil for peace against a war between the U.S. and Iran. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna (January 9th, 2020)

Location:  Austria Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on December 6-8, 2019

  Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: Theodor-Herzl-Platz, 1010 Vienna Event: On December 6-8, 2019 protesters will gather from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day to protest increases in fuel prices in Iran. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on October 3, 2019

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: Central City Hall (Rathaus) Zwingli Kirche OeVP headquarters Event: On Thursday, October 3, 2019 from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., a political march and demonstration by the group “Wieder Donnerstag” is expected to take place and assemble near the OeVP …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna (December 3rd, 2018) 

Location:  Austria, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in Austria remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Vienna reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review …

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