Austria imposes new rules for entry. Passengers will be required to fill out an electronic form

Austria imposes new travel rules, including the requirement to register online, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces and exchanges that those wishing to enter the country must fill out an electronic form of “pre-travel-permit-PTC” AcerPress.

The new measures will take effect on January 15, 00:00. From this date onwards, persons traveling to Austria must register online before entering the Austrian border by completing the “Pre-Travel-Permit-PTC” document:

Therefore, upon entering the country, travelers are required to provide the completed form in electronic or printed form. In the case of not being able to register online, with the exception, you chose to fill out the standard form and sign the manuscript.

Persons exempted from electronic registration activity

However, there are also categories of persons who are exempt from this new measure imposed by Austria: professional cargo ships, passengers, persons involved in transport, persons participating in non-deferred family events (e.g .: funerals).

In addition to the mandatory electronic registration, the MFA points out that until March 31, individuals arriving in Austria, including Romania, will be immediately isolated for 10 days at home or in a suitable location. After entering the territory of Austria, with the expenses of the person concerned.

Isolated action may be suspended by providing a negative result of the test for SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or antigen type), which is not done before the 5th day of entry into the Republic of Austria, and the costs are borne by the persons concerned. These activities also apply to tourists.

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Exemption of persons from the isolated activity of entering Austria

Travelers from Australia, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Uruguay and the Vatican will be exempt from the isolation operation and may enter the Republic of Austria without proof. For the past 10 days, they have been in the territory of their respective states.

At the same time, individuals of certain professional categories are excluded from the isolation activity if they show a negative result of a molecular test such as PCR or antigen for SARS-CoV-2 infection, which is written in German or English, up to 72 hours before entering the state: Diplomatic Issuance of summons to employees and employees of international organizations, persons working in humanitarian missions, persons entering for professional reasons, persons accompanying persons traveling for medical reasons, persons coming for compulsory legal or administrative duty.

In the absence of a negative test result, the persons and their occupants must be subjected to a period of 10 days of isolation at home (or where appropriate to make expenses out of personal budget), upon entering the Republic of Austria. Isolated activity may be suspended following the negative result of a negative molecular test such as PCR or antigen performed during this period.

With regard to transportation, it is permitted on a permanent basis, without stopping (overnight) to locations in other states in the territory of the Republic of Austria, without providing isolated activity or testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection. The goal is systematically justified. Authorities must provide documentation to ensure entry into the target state: residence, residency, residency, employment contract or any other evidence of need for entry, for example required medical treatment certificate, studies, etc.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that Romanian citizens can call the Romanian Embassy in Vienna for assistance: 0043 1 503 24 65 and 0043 1 505 23 81, calls to the Center for Communication and Support of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) Are redirected. And is taken on a permanent basis by call center operators. In addition, Romanian citizens facing emergency, difficult, and special circumstances have the emergency number 0043 699 117 26027.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends consulting websites and complete information before going abroad.

Author: I.C.

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