COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 09/24/2020


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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.  For the latest information on the Coronavirus Situation in Austria, click here.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
  • U.S. citizens are currently prohibited from entering Austria, unless they meet one of the few, limited exemptions. For details click here.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • For up-to-date entry and exit requirements, please visit the Austrian government’s official Travel Portal website at

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
  • There are currently no curfews in Vienna, or restrictions on intercity or interstate travel within Austria. For the latest information, please click here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • U.S. citizens are required to quarantine for 14 days. For details visit the Austrian Travel Portal here.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • U.S. citizens who are exempt from travel restrictions can obtain a COVID-19 test at Vienna International Airport. Visit the Vienna airport website for details.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Austrian airports are open, but with reduced service. For current information on operations at Vienna International Airport, please click here.
  • Vienna’s public transportation system – Wiener Linien – is operating normally. Masks are mandatory when riding on all trains, buses, trams, metro and while inside stations. For details click here (German only).

American Citizen Services:

  • U.S. Consulate Vienna is currently open for first-time and renewal* passport applications and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications. All customers are required to schedule an appointment.  For more information on U.S. Citizen Services, please click here.
  • *Adult passport renewal applicants: If your last passport was issued after you reached the age of 16, you may apply for a replacement by mail.
  • Notarial applicants: We are unfortunately only able to see notarial applicants in case of emergency.  If you have an emergency need for a notarial appointment, please email  We are currently not processing Renunciation cases.
  • We will resume full American Citizen Services, including renunciation and unlimited notarial services, as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.
  • Please note that we require all visitors to wear masks while in the Consulate, and to maintain a safe distance while queuing.

Visa Services:

  • We are currently offering very limited interviews for specific categories of visas that are exempt under relevant Presidential Proclamations, including E, F, M, limited J, and some B1 visas.  More information about the categories potentially available for interview are listed in our “ Embassy Vienna Resumes Limited Visa Services” announcement.  If you believe you may qualify for an exemption permitting travel, you may schedule an appointment and request expedited service. Please click here to begin your application process, and here to request an expedited appointment.  We are currently also offering limited immigrant visa interviews for immediate family members and will contact you if we have scheduled your case.
  • We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Your MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.
  • If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, or you have other questions, you may contact us at  (0043) (0)72011 6000
    Mon. – Fri., 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (local Austrian time) or
  • Please note that we require all visitors to wear masks while in the Consulate, and to maintain a safe distance while queuing.

Local Resources:

  • Please call 1450 if you believe you may have the virus. You will be given further instructions regarding testing.  Private testing may also be available in consultation with your doctor.
  • If you have a medical emergency, you should continue to use the 1-1-2 emergency number for a life-threating illness.
  • The American Citizen Services Section of the U.S. Embassy Consular Section remains open. Please contact us at should you need further assistance.

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