I am fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa (Type C) that is valid till Jan 2023. It was issued by the Embassy of Netherlands.
I have used it previously (in 2018 and 2019) to travel to several countries in Europe. I understand that new visa issuance was put on hold during the Corona virus pandemic. But I believe previously issued and valid visas are not impacted by any regulation. Is that correct?
I want to travel to Austria on this visa but the Embassy here gave me TWO different answers: on the phone they said "fine, no problems" but on email they told me "to check with Embassy of Netherlands".
Asking this question as a 're-confirmation' from the community because the official websites (https://reopen.europa.eu/) doesn't say anything. The updated travel restrictions at the time of writing (Sep 29) for the countries I checked (Netherlands, Austria) also don't have any mention for previously issued and active Schengen visas.
TL,DR: want to use an active Schengen visa (issued by NL) but going to Austria this time.