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With sweeping landscapes, stunning mountain views, and plenty of history, Austria is a must-visit.
Travelers seeking city life can find it in Vienna, Austria’s largest city. Witness award winning stallion dressage shows at the stunning Hofburg Palace. Vienna is an architectural wonder waiting to be explored.
Salzburg, Austria is the birthplace of Mozart. The city has many museums to educate both the most seasoned and new fans of his music. Austria is perhaps most known for the Sound of Music. Fans will be satisfied with a tour of settings from the movie.
For the most outdoorsy and sport loving travelers, Innsbruck is a mecca for fanatics of everything athletic related. It has hosted two Winter Olympics and one Youth Olympic Winter Games. The iconic ski jump tower, cable car, and Olympic Bobsled track makes this gem in Tyrol is a must-see.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Austria. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Austria: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Several countries in Europe have had outbreaks of routine diseases like measles and pertussis. Make sure your routine vaccinations are up to date before traveling.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers staying less than 90 days in Austria, do not need a visa. You must have a valid passport with at least six months validity.
Staying 90 days or less is strictly enforced by Austrian officials. If you do plan to stay longer than 90 days, a visa must be acquired. Students wishing to study abroad in Austria must have a student visa.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Austria has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Temperatures can vary by region:
Snowfall varies by month and travelers should assess this before making travel plans. The temperature in the winter months are usually around freezing, but can be as low as -3. If you are seeking pleasant warm weather, July and August are the best months to visit Austria. Temperatures this time of the year are usually in the 70’s.
The United States Government rates Austria as an area with little crime. But, still remain alert in crowded areas and keep belongings close. Remember to double check you have all your documents in your possession when leaving lodgings.
Austria has accessible public transit, particularly in cities. This includes trains, subways, streetcars, and buses.Rental cars are available. Your U.S. driver’s license, or an international driver’s permit (IDP), will allow you to operate a vehicle in Austria. Once you arrive in Austria, an “Autobahnvignette” is like a U.S. toll pass, must be purchased. This will placed on your windshield of your car.
Driving laws in the U.S. do differ from those in Austria. Turning right at a red light is prohibited in Austria. The Austrian Government requires all cars to have winter tires from November to April. This are strictly enforced.
Winter sports in Austria are popular and a must do in the colder months, but do not let that fool you. The summer months are just as exciting.
Start out in Alberg, where 85 ski lifts and t-bars will take you to over 150 miles of area to explore. Apres skiing is aplenty in this area with plenty of other off-mountain activities. Next, find your way to Kitzbuhel, home of the most dangerous downhill ski race in the world, the Hahnenkamm. Innsbruck provides a great starting point for all the above ski destinations.
In Innsbruck there is the Stubai Glacier for great skiing. The city hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games as well as the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Montafon Valley has 85 ski lifts and cable cars for winter exploration. This area is in the south western area of Austria.
Here are recommended items to bring along with you to Austria:
There is one U.S. Embassy located in Austria. The U.S. State Department recommends signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This free program allows the U.S. Embassy in Austria to update you if any emergency or risks were to occur within the country.
U.S. Embassy Vienna
1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: (+43-1) 31339-0
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