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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC citizen for short-stay period in Austria starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Austria. All tourists entering Austrian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Austrian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of UK - British DTC who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Austrian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Austrian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from an EU Member State:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from a non-EU country:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), rolling tobacco (250g).
  • Alchohol: Spirits over 22% (1L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (2L), non-sparkling wine (4L), beer (16L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Austria with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Infants up to 6 months old will be exempt from requiring a visa under the following conditions:

  • the mother of the infant has a valid residence permit for Austria
  • the father/legal guardian of the child has a valid residence permit for Austria and the guardianship of the infant has belonged only to the father/legal guardian
  • if the legal guardian is a national of Austria, permanently residing in Austria and the guardianship of the infant has belonged only to this person.

List of British Dtc diplomatic offices in Austria

British Embassy in Vienna, Austria

Address: Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Vienna, AustriaCheck on map

Phone: +43 (1) 716130

Fax: +(43) (1) 71613 2900



List of Austrian diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Consulate of Austria in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Address: 9, Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) (131) 558 19 55

Fax: (+44) (131) 558 11 24


Office Hours: 10:00 - 12:00

Details: Mr John Clifford - Consul

Consulate of Austria in Birmingham, England, UK

Address: 5, Barlows Road Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2PN, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) (121) 45 41 197

Fax: (+44) (121) 45 41 197


Office Hours: 09:30 - 11:30

Details: Grete Neumeister - Consul

Embassy of Austria in London, United Kingdom

Address: 18 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HU, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 20 7344 3250

Fax: (+44) 20 7344 0292



Details: Mr Emil Brix - Ambassador

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Austria

Capital: Vienna
  • German 88.6%;
  • Turkish 2.3%;
  • Serbian 2.2%;
  • Croatian 1.6%;
  • Other 5.3%

Area: 83,858 KM2
Population: 8,205,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +43

Power Sockets

Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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Travel info for Austria