Covid-19 Information

Last updated: 08/11/2021 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive health and security updates. ***   All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel, regardless if you have already been fully vaccinated.  This can be a PCR or Antigen “Shnell” rapid test, ...
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Covid-19 Information

***   All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  This can be a PCR or Antigen “Shnell” rapid test, paper or electronic copy, bearing your name, date of birth and lab name.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may ...
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Covid-19 Information

Last updated: 06/09/2021 ***   Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  This can be a PCR or Antigen “Shnell” test, paper or electronic copy, bearing your name, date of birth and lab name.  ...
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A Talk with Peter Rough: The U.S. after the Elections

For the third time, a virtual live conversation took place on Facebook as part of our Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series. The topic of this issue was “The USA after the Election” and organized and held jointly with the Karl-Franzens University Graz and the Austro-American Society Styria. In this talk, Peter Rough, US political expert ...
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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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Reduced Consular Services Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

On Nov. 15, Austrian government officials announced a nationwide lockdown beginning Tuesday, November 17 until Sunday, December 6 to combat the spread of COVID-19.  All retail businesses, shopping centers, schools and offices will close, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores, post offices, banks, gas stations and “Tabak/Trafik” convenience shops. Restaurants, bars, cafes, museums and ...
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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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Friendship Masks for Lower Austria

During their meeting in the province’s capital St. Pölten last week, Ambassador Traina discussed with Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner the economic relations between the United States and Lower Austria and thanked her for the invitation to attend the musical festival at Grafenegg. The Ambassador’s gift of 25,000 friendship masks will be used in the health sector.
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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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Friendship Masks for Styria

Ambassador Traina visited Styria last week. During his meeting with Governor Hermann Schützenhöfer, both emphasized the importance of trade relations between the United States and Styria. (And they enjoyed a glass of excellent Styrian wine.) The Ambassador also presented the Governor with 25,000 friendship masks.
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Friendship Masks for Burgenland

Ambassador Traina continued delivery of the “Friendship Masks,” a donation of 500,000 masks from the United States to Austria, during a visit to the Austrian province’s capital Eisenstadt. He presented Governor Hans Peter Doskozil with 10,000 cloth masks for use in provincial government service agencies.
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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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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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