I will be visiting Austria next week and stay there for a couple of days. According to the Official travel portal of Austria residents of Germany do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or commit to quarantine. I haven't been in a High-risk area in the last weeks so I am allowed to enter Austria, but as I am Bulgarian Citizen do I need to prove that I haven't been in Bulgaria or other high-risk countries in the last days? If yes - how can I do that?
I've traveled by car from Italy to Austria recently and here's how their border control looks like:
- You roll up to the border officer
- They ask you where you've been and whether you have any COVID symptoms
- If you haven't been to any high risk countries they let you in, zero documentation required
Quite frankly I'm not sure how you would even be able to produce such documentation given that EU citizens don't get stamped at the border. So it's effectively an honor system.
Just checked this with the Austrian border policy section.
In case of doubt, you may be asked for proof of residence in Germany (not because residence in Germany is required, but to support your claim that you haven't been to a high-risk country).
This can be a Meldebescheinigung (if having lived in Germany for less than 5 years) or a Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts (if having lived in Germany for 5 years or more)