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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Austria?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Austria?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Austria?
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Austria is home to Europe’s tallest waterfalls the Krimml Waterfalls, reaching a height of 380 meters. Even though Austria is very small, it shares borders with eight other countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

The mountain Groglockner (3,798 m) is the country’s highest point. And being in the Alps region makes skiing one of the most popular sports in the country.

It is also one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries with most of its electricity produced through the use of renewable energy sources.

With so many outdoor activities to choose from, you may want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues before starting out on your journey. Consider travel insurance for your vacation or business adventures.

Travel Insurance Requirements for Austria

International travelers visiting Austria will need to have travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 (about $50,000 USD) to satisfy the Schengen Visa requirements.

For non-U.S. residents, travel insurance must be purchased before the issuance of your Schengen Visa. With several Schengen Visa Insurance plans to choose from, VisitorsCoverage can help you decide which one is right for your needs.

We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

If you’re an American citizen traveling from the U.S. needing to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including Covid-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in Austria

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently Austria recommends that visitors should exercise normal precautions. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Austria Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis (Recommended for persons who will have extensive exposure to ticks based on their planned outdoor activities and itinerary, or traveling to areas where ticks are likely to be found.)

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

To enter Austria, your passport must be valid 6 months beyond the planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

A tourist visa is not required for stays under 90 days within each 180 day period.

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