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Austria introducing border controls with Germany

On 19 March at 12.00, Austria introduced border controls with Germany, imposing the same measures as those already applied on the borders with Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The measures have been foreseen to apply until 7 April 2020.

  • Entry into Austria is only possible upon presenting a medical certificate of a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which should not be older than 4 days.
  • An exception to this rule applies to: Austrian citizens or other persons who provide a proof of temporary, permanent or habitual residence in Austria and sign a declaration binding them to remain in home quarantine for 14 days after entering Austria. If they take a COVID-19 test within these two weeks and the test results are negative, they may end the quarantine.
  • Transit through Austria is allowed, but WITHOUT stops.
  • Exceptions: transport of goods and transport for business purposes (except passenger transport), and daily migrants. In particular, drivers and workers are subject to random health checks at borders.
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