ETIAS Austria for British

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Austria Entry Requirements from the UK

Currently, the only requirement for UK nationals visiting Austria is having a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and no older than 10 years.

Soon, these entry requirements may change with the introduction of the ETIAS for Schengen countries.

UK travellers visiting Austria will need to possess the ETIAS visa waiver, while the passport validity requirement will be reduced to three months from the date of entry.

The ETIAS for the UK citizens will be easy to request online by registering and filling in an application form a few days before departure.

The ETIAS Austria will be valid for multiple entries and allow British citizens to spend a maximum of 90 days within 180 days in Austria for tourism, business, short-term study, or transit.

When will ETIAS be necessary to travel from the UK to Austria?

Although the official date has not been announced, the ETIAS will likely become available to UK travellers from November 2023.

Until the official launch, British citizens can still visit Austria visa-free as long as they meet passport requirements.

The ETIAS will be valid for 3 years from the date of approval or until the passport of the ETIAS holder expires, whichever comes first.

How to apply for ETIAS Austria?

UK visitors can apply for ETIAS Austria by filling in the online application form, which will only take around 10 minutes.

Applicants are required to provide the following in their ETIAS application form:

  • Personal details: full name, nationality, gender, date and place of birth
  • Passport details: number, issuing country, date of issuance and expiry
  • Contact information: home address, phone number, email address
  • Answer health and security questions

To complete the application, British citizens travelling to Austria need to pay the ETIAS fee by credit or debit card. It is vital to provide a valid email address to receive the approved ETIAS.

UK citizens can expect to receive the approved ETIAS within 24 to 48 hours from the moment of online application. However, they are encouraged to apply at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Delays in processing the Austria ETIAS can happen if spelling mistakes or inaccuracies are detected in the application form. Applicants should double-check the information provided to ensure it is correct and up to date.

Note: Dual passport holders must use the same passport to apply for the ETIAS and to travel to Austria.

Travel to Austria after Brexit

Although after Brexit the UK no longer participates in the EU agreement that allows freedom of movement between member states, Austria still welcomes British citizens without additional travel requirements, except for the ETIAS, when the program will be launched.

However, British travellers must be aware of a few changes during their arrival in Austria and for the duration of their stay:

  • UK passport holders are no longer able to enter Austria through EU border gates
  • Travellers must have a passport no older than 10 years and with at least 6 months of validity
  • UK citizens need a visa to work in Austria for longer than 3 months
  • Travellers may need to provide a return ticket and proof of funds sufficient for their stay in Austria.

Austria Information

Austria is a landlocked European country surrounded by Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Hungary. The country is a popular location for natural sights, winter sports, and cultural heritage.

In 2019, Austria welcomed nearly 32 million international tourists. Every year the country receives around 980 thousand British nationals.

Capital City:Vienna
Language:German
Currency:Euro
Plug Types:Types C and F
Emergency Phone Number:112

Recommended Insurances to Travel to Austria

The UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid until the expiry date mentioned on the card. After this time, travellers need to apply for a GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) to be covered in Austria and other EU countries.

This insurance, however, is not valid in the following Schengen countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. Furthermore, the EHIC and GHIC do not replace travel insurance. Travellers should get travel insurance suitable for their needs when visiting Austria.

British Representation in Austria

The UK has several diplomatic missions in Austria, including an embassy and 4 consulates. The following are the locations of the British representations in Austria:

Consulate
Location
Address
British Embassy in Vienna
Vienna
Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Wien, Austria
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Bregenz
Bregenz
Bundesstrasse 110, 6923 Lauterach/Bregenz, Austria
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Graz
Graz
Schmiedgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Kaiserjaegerstrasse 1/Top B9, 6021 Innsbruck, Austria
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Salzburg
Salzburg
Rainbergstrasse 3c, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The UK has several diplomatic missions in Austria, including an embassy and 4 consulates. The following are the locations of the British representations in Austria:

Consulate
British Embassy in Vienna
Location
Vienna
Address
Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Wien, Austria
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Bregenz
Location
Bregenz
Address
Bundesstrasse 110, 6923 Lauterach/Bregenz, Austria
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Graz
Location
Graz
Address
Schmiedgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Innsbruck
Location
Innsbruck
Address
Kaiserjaegerstrasse 1/Top B9, 6021 Innsbruck, Austria
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Salzburg
Location
Salzburg
Address
Rainbergstrasse 3c, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Austria Representation in the UK

Austria has 4 diplomatic representations in the UK, including an embassy and 3 consulates. Below are the locations:

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Consulate
Location
Address
Austrian Embassy in London
London
18 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HU, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Austrian Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Belfast
Room MD115, Magee Campus, Northland Road, BT48 7JL Londonderry, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Austrian Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Austrian Consulate in Manchester
Manchester
3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF, United Kingdom

Austria has 4 diplomatic representations in the UK, including an embassy and 3 consulates. Below are the locations:

uk-map

Consulate
Austrian Embassy in London
Location
London
Address
18 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HU, United Kingdom
Consulate
Austrian Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Location
Belfast
Address
Room MD115, Magee Campus, Northland Road, BT48 7JL Londonderry, United Kingdom
Consulate
Austrian Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
Address
15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW, United Kingdom
Consulate
Austrian Consulate in Manchester
Location
Manchester
Address
3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF, United Kingdom

Most Important Airports in Austria

With the ETIAS, UK citizens will be able to travel to Austria via air or land. Vienna International airport is the main airport in the country, only half an hour by train from Vienna city centre.

The country has 2 other international airports, Salzburg and Innsbruck, that have direct flights to and from the UK.

Here are the main international airports in Austria:

plane

Airport
Location
IATA Code
Vienna International Airport (Wien-Schwechat Airport)
Vienna
VIE
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Innsbruck Airport
Innsbruck
INN
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart
Salzburg
SZG
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Klagenfurt Airport (Kärnten Airport)
Klagenfurt
KLU
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Graz Airport
Graz
GRZ
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Linz Airport (Blue Danube Airport Linz)
Linz
LNZ

With the ETIAS, UK citizens will be able to travel to Austria via air or land. Vienna International airport is the main airport in the country, only half an hour by train from Vienna city centre.

The country has 2 other international airports, Salzburg and Innsbruck, that have direct flights to and from the UK.

Here are the main international airports in Austria:

plane

Airport
Vienna International Airport (Wien-Schwechat Airport)
Location
Vienna
IATA Code
VIE
Airport
Innsbruck Airport
Location
Innsbruck
IATA Code
INN
Airport
Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart
Location
Salzburg
IATA Code
SZG
Airport
Klagenfurt Airport (Kärnten Airport)
Location
Klagenfurt
IATA Code
KLU
Airport
Graz Airport
Location
Graz
IATA Code
GRZ
Airport
Linz Airport (Blue Danube Airport Linz)
Location
Linz
IATA Code
LNZ

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