Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 26 March 2018, 16:20 NZDT
  • Still current at: 21 June 2019

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Exercise increased caution

Exercise increased caution in Austria due to the threat of terrorism.

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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.

Travel tips

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 Web Site Hours Mon-Fri 0900-1630 Note Notarial Services (by appointment only): 0900-1200 Monday & Friday; 1230-1400 Wednesday

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New Zealand Embassy Austria

Street Address
Mattiellistrasse 2-4/3, A-1040, Vienna, Austria

Telephone: +43 1 505 3021

Fax: +43 1 505 3020



Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1630

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