The consulate of Russia announces that it has closed on 03.05.2021 and on 10.05.2021.
Currently, the consular provider is only open on Mondays and Thursdays – therefore no submission or collection is possible on the Austrian holidays on 13.05.2021 and 24.05.2021.
Please note that the closures delay the processing times accordingly.
The Chinese Embassy in Vienna has announced that Austrian citizens and people with Austrian residence in are only allowed to travel to the People's Republic of China by direct flights, with immediate effect.
Open jaws / transit flights / stopovers are no longer allowed.
In addition, there is a change regarding the date / time of the PCR nuclein acid and IgM antibody tests. These must be carried out 48 hours before departure, but from now on the exact time of the test no longer applies,only the calendar day. All details about the changes can be found on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Austria: Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Passengers flying from Austria to China (chinaembassy.at)
Here you will find the first FAQs for online registration when entering Austria - https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Haeufig-igte-Fracht/FAQ--Reisen-und-Tourismus.html and the necessary online forms in GERMAN and ENGLISH!
The Embassy of South Korea in Vienna announces the following changes, valid from January 8th, 2021:
- A medical certificate is no longer required to apply for a visa
- A negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours must be available upon entry
- there is no longer any Isoaltion Exemption Certificate to be issued (in Austria: 08.01 - 28.01, provisional, renewable)