Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2020, 13:58 NZDT
  • Still current at: 3 June 2020

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Austria.

Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

Such measures may be imposed at short notice and specific details may change rapidly, including where and to whom they apply to and for how long. All travellers should stay informed of measures being taken by authorities in the areas they are travelling to. We recommend that all travellers consult the official website or the nearest embassy or consulate of your country or territory of destination to find out about any border controls and other measures that may apply to you.

For information on countries and territories which have COVID-19 related border restrictions affecting foreign nationals, including travellers in transit, please check the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website before you travel.  IATA provides a comprehensive list of all countries and territories that have imposed COVID-19 related border restrictions and is being continually updated.

As part of its response to managing the COVID-19 outbreak, the New Zealand Government has some temporary travel restrictions in place in New Zealand. Please refer to the New Zealand Ministry of Health website for up to date information.

For further travel advice and information about COVID-19, please see our webpage here. We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling overseas to register with us.

Terrorism
Terrorist groups and extremists continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Austria and across Europe. 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.

Crime
Petty crime (such as pickpocketing and bag snatching) occurs frequently in shopping areas, restaurants, cafés, hotel lobbies , on public transport and at tourist attractions. New Zealanders in Austria should be alert of their surroundings and take steps to safeguard their personal belongings.

New Zealanders should also be wary of ATM and credit card fraud, and only use ATMs in well-lit public areas or inside a bank or business.

Civil unrest
Demonstrations occasionally occur in Austria. New Zealanders in Austria are advised to avoid all protests, demonstrations and large public gatherings as even those intended as peaceful have the potential to turn violent.

General travel advice
Under Austrian law, you're required to carry identification documents at all times.

A high risk of avalanches exists in parts of Austria. Follow the advice of local authorities and your tour operator.

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe and can include lengthy imprisonment.

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 nzviennaconsular@aon.at 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

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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

Email: nzviennaconsular@aon.at

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/austria

Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1630

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