- Reviewed: 26 March 2018, 16:20 NZDT
- Still current at: 19 February 2019
Exercise increased caution
Exercise increased caution in Austria due to the threat of terrorism.View Larger Map Close/Open map
Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Austria and across Europe. There is also a threat from domestic-based extremists, including plots that may involve foreign fighters returning to Austria and other countries in Europe from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
New Zealanders in Austria are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising a high degree of vigilance in public places.
Petty crime (such as pickpocketing and bag snatching) occurs frequently. Pickpockets are active in pedestrian shopping areas, restaurants, cafés, hotel lobbies and train stations, aboard public transportation and at tourist attractions. Safeguard your valuables against pick-pockets, especially in the major cities when tourists can be targeted for passports and money.
General travel advice
Under Austrian law, you're required to carry identification documents at all times.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Austria should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.
New Zealanders in Austria are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy Vienna, Austria
Street Address Mattiellistrasse 2-4/3, A-1040, Vienna, Austria Telephone +43 1 505 3021 Fax +43 1 505 3020 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/austria Hours Mon-Fri 0900-1630 Note Notarial Services (by appointment only): 0900-1200 Monday & Friday; 1230-1400 Wednesday
See our regional advice for Europe