Austria travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Austria with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Austria.

Pretty Hallstatt, Salzkammergut, Austria © Jsk12 - Adobe Stock Image
Pretty Hallstatt, Salzkammergut, Austria © Jsk12 - Adobe Stock Image

Austria travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Austria with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Austria - quick facts
Flight time 2 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) German
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Austria?

Considering a holiday to the Austria? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

Austria tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Austria weather

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Austria travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Austria from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Austria.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Austria travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Austria with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Austria, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Austria covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Austria with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Austria travel features

Do you want to learn more about Austria? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Austria.

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Austria FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Austria including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Austria due to Covid-19?

Austria is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Austria.

Check out Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Austria?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Austria. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Austria from the UK?

The flight time to Austria from the UK is typically 2 hours.

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What is the time difference between Austria and the UK?

The time difference between Austria and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Austria?

The main language spoken in Austria is German.

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What is the currency in Austria?

The currency in Austria is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Austria?

Austria uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Austria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Austria.

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