Austria Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Austria Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Austria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

After undertaking a trip to Austria, travellers will remember the country for its unspoilt nature, its internationally renowned ski resorts, and its continuously striving culture, Austria is a subtle blend of tradition and modernity. This destination will delight nature lovers and hiking and winter sports enthusiasts. This historically rich land tells its fascinating past through its baroque castles and museums. Furthermore, Vienna, Graz and Linz shine a thousand lights to put you in awe. You will also find it difficult to ignore the musical traditions that found this land’s reputation. Each year, music festivals run continuously, giving plenty of life to the country.

While traveling to Austria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful landscape in Austria

Recommended travel vaccinations for Austria

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Austria

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Austria


Medical Care in Austria

The healthcare system in Austria is of very good quality and is operated by medical staff who have often been trained abroad. Even in the most remote parts of the country, it is easy to find state hospitals and private hospitals, but these are available at much higher costs. Austria has important medical and hospital institutions which allow visitors to benefit from rapid treatment and care. All hospitals have an emergency and accident department for emergency care.
For European tourists or residents from a European Union Member State, basic care is provided free of charge in public hospitals. The response time of emergency services is often quick.

In case of medical emergency, call 144.

Is Austria Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Good conditions; tire chains recommended for mountain roads
Mountain activities Click the link below for precautions
Fraud Risk present
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Austria?

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

If you’re a Canadian citizen and staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Austria is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Austria information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Austria
Street Address:
Laurenzenberg 2, A-1010,
Vienna, Austria

Tel.: 43 (1) 531-38-3000
Fax: 43 (1) 531-38-3910

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website