The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) announced on Wednesday evening that the Austrian authorities have adopted new measures regarding the conditions for entering the country in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will enter into force on Friday, January 15, at 00.00.
Thus, persons traveling to the Republic of Austria are required to register online, prior to entry into Austrian territory, by completing a document called “Pre-Travel-Clearance – PTC”, available online at www.oesterreich.gv.at/themen/coronavirus_in_oesterreich/pre-travel-clearance.html.
The forms are available in German and English.
At the same time, upon entering the Austrian territory, travelers are required to submit confirmation of completion of the said form, in electronic or printed format.
In the situation where it is not possible to register online, exceptionally, you can choose to fill in the standardized and handwritten signed form.
The following categories of persons are exempted from the electronic registration measure by completing the PTC form: professional carriers of goods, commuters, persons in transit, persons participating in family events that cannot be postponed (for example: funeral ceremonies).
Also, in addition to the obligation of electronic registration, until March 31, 2021, persons arriving in the Republic of Austria, including Romania, will be placed in quarantine for a period of 10 days at home or in an appropriate location, immediately after entry into Austrian territory, at the expense of the person concerned. The quarantine measure may be suspended following the presentation of the negative result of a test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection (PCR-RT type or antigen), performed no earlier than the 5th day after entry into the Republic of Austria, the costs being borne by the persons concerned. These measures also apply to tourists.
Persons arriving in the Republic of Austria from Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the Vatican are exempted from the quarantine measure and present supporting documents stating that in the last 10 days before entry in the Republic of Austria they were in the territory of those States.
They are also exempted from the quarantine measure, provided that a PCR-RT or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection with a negative result is presented in German or English and taken no later than 72 hours before entering the Republic of Austria. , the following categories of persons: diplomatic personnel and employees of international organizations, personnel on humanitarian missions, persons entering for professional reasons, persons traveling for medical reasons and an accompanying person, with the presentation of supporting documents, persons arriving to fulfill a duty mandatory legal or administrative measures, such as filing summonses in legal proceedings.
In the absence of a negative test result, those persons and those living with them shall be obliged to undergo a quarantine period of 10 days at home or in an appropriate location, immediately after entering the Republic of Austria, at the expense of the persons concerned.
The quarantine measure may be suspended following the presentation of the negative result of a test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection (PCR-RT type or antigen) performed during the quarantine period.
Transit is allowed on a permanent basis, without stopping (overnight) on the territory of the Republic of Austria, without the application of the quarantine / isolation measure or test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, if the movement to the destination state is justified. Thus, the authorities may request the presentation of documents to ensure entry into the state of destination: documents of domicile, residence, right of residence, employment contract or any other proof of the need for entry, for example certificate of necessary medical treatment, studies, etc. .
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the telephone numbers of the Romanian Embassy in Vienna: 0043 1 503 24 65 and 0043 1 505 23 81, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by Call Center operators, on a permanent basis. Also, the Romanian citizens who face a difficult, special situation, with an emergency character, have at their disposal the emergency telephone number of the diplomatic mission 0043 699 117 26027.
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