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A country in Central Europe which shares borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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Travelling to ICLR in Vienna, Austria from India. Confusion about walk-ins

I am a PhD student from India. My work was accepted at ICLR 2024 conference which will be held in Vienna, Austria from 7 May 2024 to 11 May 2024. I have two questions. Q1 I have to apply for a ...
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Can I travel to Switzerland from Germany?

I’m a US permanent resident and holder of US refugee travel document. I’m planning to travel to Germany (Germany doesn’t require a visa for holders of US refugee travel documents). But I’m thinking if ...
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Can I use an ÖBB ticket for an alternative international route?

I need to take a train from Vienna to Krakow. There is a direct train (EC 106) however it is reasonably likely that I will not arrive at the train station in time to catch it (for reasons beyond my ...
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Travelling through USA with double nationality [duplicate]

My children are holding dual citizenship - Mexico and Austria. We are currently in Mexico and will travel back to Austria with a flight from Mexico City to Miami and from there to Schengen (Madrid) ...
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Extending Brazilian's citizen stay in Austria while they are in Austria [duplicate]

A friend of mine from Brazil, currently in Austria (turist visit), wants to extend his stay in the country. He spent 80 of 90 days in Austria and found out today that they cannot apply for the visa ...
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My Schengen application is rejected 1 week before my travel, can I appeal with new dates?

I submitted a visa application to travel between 13-17 of September My visa rejection respond was issued on 5th of September (with 2 weeks to appeal) meaning that I can appeal till 19th of September ...
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Insurance company for an Austrian Schengen visa

I am applying for the Austrian short-term Schengen visa. The checklist on the website of the Austrian embassy in Canada states that health insurance has to be issued by a Canadian, Austrian or German ...
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5 min train to bus connection in Pflach, Austria, feasible?

I am looking to go from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany to Füssen, Germany by public transport. Both bahn.de and öbb show two practical connections for this journey A direct bus and a train+bus ...
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Is Dachstein Ice Cave a good idea for 60 year olds?

I was planning to visit an ice-cave near Salzburg (Werfen or Dachstein) till I read about the level of fitness required. I'm travelling with my parents both over 60- and while they are fit, my mom ...
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Taking bulky luggage (bicycle in a bag) on rail replacement service (SEV) BusSV300 Brennero->Innsbruck

I have booked a ticket for the connection Bologna -> Munich on August 12th, 2023, 11:52. This involves the EC84 train and the rail replacement bus BusSV300 from Brennero to Innsbruck. I would like ...
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Can men travel in female only couchette compartments?

This may seem like a stupid question- but I'm traveling with my family on an overnight train. The only seats available are female only couchettes. This journey is essential to our trip, and there are ...
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ÖBB ticket : Validity and reservation

I will be travelling from Vienna to Bratislava via train, however i am not clear on 2 points: I have booked a specific journey on a particular date however when I look at my date it says "valid: ...
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Is it legal to cross an internal Schengen border without passport for a day visit

As a UK citizen I recently found myself vacationing in Germany close to the Austrian border with a group of friends who are all EU nationals. While out on a day cycle without my passport, one of my ...
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Can you apply for a Schengen visa for and in the country you currently live in?

Is it possible for someone to apply for a Schengen visa for the country in which they currently live but plan to move away from in the near future? If so, how would this work, given that you normally ...
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IDP for South Africa & Mauritius

TL;DR: Which IDP version is needed in South Africa and Mauritius for an European? Long version: I live in Austria and today I went to the local authorities (ÖAMTC), which are allowed to give me an ...
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eBiking and swimming in Austrian lakes

I am looking to spend this year's summer holidays in Austria. Last year I was in Seefeld in Tirol and I really enjoyed renting ebikes and just exploring around and also swimming in lakes around the ...
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How to sell an ÖBB Nightjet ticket?

We bought two tickets for each of two separate Austrian Railways (ÖBB) Nightjet trains from Amsterdam to Innsbruck. The plan was to decide later which ones we would use. The problem is that we ...
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Concert schedules in Vienna

I will be in Vienna and Salzburg in September-October and, like every other visiting tourist, would like to attend a concert or opera. However, checking the sites of the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener ...
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Applying for a Austria Study visa with a prior refusal from the UK?

I am from Pakistan. I have had a refusal for false information due to a bank statement provided, which the officer mentioned 'is non-genuine' for study visa from the UK in December, 2022. I am ...
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Can I visit Vienna during a long layover?

I am a UK citizen travelling on Austrian Airlines from London to Bangkok, with a connection in Vienna. I have a 7-hour layover. I am thinking of using the time to visit Vienna itself. I believe that ...
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Port of Entry Munich for a Visa D issued by Austrian embassy

I have seen lot of port of entry queries in the stackexchange website. I have been issued National D visa from Austrian Embassy in India. On the visa sticker, infront of Valid for it has mentioned as ...
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Can I use an SN98 mask in Vienna when the requirement is for a lower-filtration FFP2?

According to this website, it is required to use FFP2 masks in Vienna public transport. From what I've read, an FFP2 mask has a filter rate of 94%-95%. In contrast, an SN98 mask has a filter rate of ...
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Tourist Visa Refusal

I had five years ago a Schengen Visa delivered by France but then I had a change of plans and travelled to Austria and returned from Germany instead. This year I wanted to go back to Austria so I ...
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What will my typical radiation exposure be for one week in Bad Gastein?

The town of Bad Gastein in Austria is known for its radon therapy spas in which one can undergo radon inhalation therapy and other medically dubious treatments which involve exposure to radiation. The ...
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Hungarian Railway (MAV) only sells ticket to/from Hungary?

I am going to be in Gmunden today, and haven't really planned out where to stay the night. The current plan is to stay the night in Vöcklabruck, but it would be pleasant if I can head to Salzburg for ...
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What does a red X on a yellow sign mean on an Austrian autobahn

What does a small square yellow sign with a red cross mean? I encountered this on the autobahn in austria, and it appeared directly before and after bridges. In addition, there was sometimes a similar ...
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Are there highway tolls between Vienna and Salzburg?

I plan to rent a car in Vienna and drive to Salzburg and back. Google maps suggests driving through A1 road but indicates This route has tolls. I know that in Austria one needs to buy a toll sticker,...
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Travel to Austria for few days and then re-enter in France with French 'Recepisse de Demande de Carte de Sejour"

I need to go to Austria to attend a conference. I am not a European and my French visa is expired. Can I travel to Austria for few days and then re-enter in France ? According to this source:https://...
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Traveling from Germany to Austria without a passport at hand, with Blue card - plastic card "Aufenthaltstitel" but also says Pass(Ersatz)

I have a passport, but I left it in my embassy to renew. I would like to travel shortly to Austria and back. I have a German Aufenthaltstitel, due to having a "Blue Karte EU", and it says on ...
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90/180 rule. Do I have to leave Schengen for 90 consecutive days after the 180 day period (even if I only stayed 90 days in the 180 day period)

I'm an Australian. Currently in Austria on a visa c. I arrived in Austria in August last year. And have been in and out of Schengen since then, such that I haven't stayed more than 90 days in a 180 ...
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My flight was rescheduled to an early date, when visa is not started yet. Can I enter?

My flight to Vienna was scheduled for April 9, 2022. This is also the date when my visa starts. However, it was rescheduled to April 8. Can I still enter Austria a few hours before my visa starts or ...
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Can I travel to Austria if I got vaccinated recently?

The latest travel rules to go to Austria, as of today, say something like this: you can enter in the country as long you have one of these proofs: Vaccination certificate + negative PCR test, or ...
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Do children (to the age of 15) travel free with their parents on Graz public transport?

I'm having trouble getting my head around these rules from https://www.verbundlinie.at/en/tickets-fares/discounts/families: Parents travelling together with their children in a public means of ...
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Utilizing a previously issued Schengen visa for travel post pandemic

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 (...
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Is it legal to receive a visitor who must quarantine? [closed]

I live in Austria and I have a friend who is a UK citizen. He has to come to Austria and has to quarantine (he isn't fully vaccinated). He will quarantine at an apartment I rent (it's completely empty ...
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Where in Vienna can one take a rapid Covid test and pay it in cash?

For entering his home country of Nigeria a friend needs a Covid test result before leaving Vienna by plane. He is there as a tourist. The test place at the airport does not accept cash payments and ...
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I can't enter Croatia with my EU Digital COVID Certificate

I already had COVID back in January, and therefore I got my EU Digital COVID Certificate, that is valid until end 27.07.2021. As I live in Austria and already had COVID, I should get only one dose of ...
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Anyone know the schedule for review of EU entry requirements? [closed]

I am looking to enter Austria from the US and travel on to Budapest over the land border. This is possible as of right now, but my flight is not until July 25 and I'm concerned the rules might change ...
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Do I need to fill out the Austrian pre-travel-clearance for transiting through Vienna International Airport?

I have booked a flight to the UK transiting through Vienna International Airport, and recently I received an email (from the airline) asking me to fill out pre-travel-clearance for Austria, which ...
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Munich to Salzburg Round Trip - Blue Card

I reside in Munich holding a Blue Card visa and would like to travel to Salzburg Austria for a long weekend (14th May). I am confused as to: the legality (can I leave and get back in) Is there train ...
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How many times do i have to be vaccinated to be able to travel to Austria?

I consider traveling to austria after may 19th. (I am German and would start my journey in Germany). According to https://www.austria.info/de/service-und-fakten/coronavirus-situation-in-oesterreich/...
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Transit through Austria without a stopover - covid-19 [closed]

I plan to fly from Israel to Hungary via Austria, on this route: Flight from Israel to Vienna> and then a taxi ride from Vienna to Budapest. In the Corona Regulations of Austria I see listed: "...
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Finding how crowded a given train connections is (by day of week, and by hour)

I will need to travel on an OEBB Railjet train, between Vienna and Graz, a service that runs once per hour. As I will be able to travel at any point during the day, I wonder if there is any way to get ...
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As a Hungarian national, can I enter the Schengen area through Austria, while traveling from Tanzania?

I plan on traveling to Zanzibar, Tanzania. I would drive from Budapest to Vienna, then fly from there though either Doha or Dubai. As far as I know, this part of my itinerary would be difficulty-free, ...
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Bordercrossing point (Grenzübergang) on Austrian national visa D application form? Entry point into Austria or Entry point to Schengen [closed]

I currently reside in India and hold an Indian passport. I am applying for Austrian national visa (visa D). In the application form, I am supposed to specify the bordercrossing point (Grenzübergang) (...
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Negative COVID-test required during immigration at a Schengen layover or by the airline? [closed]

TL;DR: Austria has waved off the requirement of negative COVID-test for some specific cases including mine. Traveling from India to Austria via a layover in another country in Schengen. Will the ...
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How can I buy euros via bank transfer in Austria?

I recently moved from the UK to Austria (Graz) and bought a prepaid travel card from the Post Office beforehand. Unfortunately this does not work in any bank or ATM I can find, and I do not have a ...
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When travelling to Austria, do I need to prove that I haven't been in High-Risk Areas in the last 10 days and if yes - how?

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 ...
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Does the exact form for a Covid test matter when entering Austria?

I am soon travelling from the UK to Austria (via Switzerland), and will self-test for Covid-19 beforehand. According to the website of the Austrian embassy in London, I must present a specific form ...
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Is there a website with up-to-date info on border checks in the EU due to Covid-19?

I will soon travel from France to Austria via Switzerland, and am unsure about the status of border controls. As a UK citizen, I am in principle permitted to travel to Austria (at the current date) as ...
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