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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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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?

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?

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

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?

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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Buying a left-hand drive car in the UK for long European road trips

I live in the UK and have family in Salzburg, Austria. Whenever I see a cheap flight to Munich or Salzburg (before covid) I fly across the weekend and rent a car. I'm adding up my rental costs over ...
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Is there any way to travel from Germany to Austria by train? [closed]

I am trying to travel to Austria from Brussels by train, and have conflicting information on the status of cancellations due to Covid-19. According to Eurail, "all rail services from Germany to ...
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What is going to happen to me in Doha or Vienna Airport given the Coronavirus situation?

I live in Iran and I have bought this Qatar Airways flight from Tehran (Iran) to Vienna for February 29. As far as I know, to this moment the flight is not cancelled for health concerns regarding ...
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What time did TOM4656 land on 18 Jan 2020? [duplicate]

Unclear how to use this forum correctly, but my question is simple. That said, I can't find the info anywhere. What time did TOM4656 land on 18 Jan 2020? Could someone find the info and give me a link ...
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Best transportation option for living 4 months in Vienna?

Starting from March I will be living in Vienna for 4 months. During this period, I have to go to work (15 min via U2) and come back every day during the week. Also, some weekends I would like to ...
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Are dash cams illegal in Austria?

There are several sites, which claim that dash cams are illegal in Austria and, in fact, in a number of European countries: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/08/using-your-dash-cam-abroad-what-you-...
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Are Italian Dolomites different in landscape and experience compared to Austrian Tyrol region?

I'm planning a family trip and we all love the outdoors and moderate hikes. We already have firmed up plans for Switzerland and Paris but unable to choose between Italian Dolomites and Seefeld in ...
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Austria (Villach to Klagenfurt ) to Bled (Slovenia) without tollway

In December I'm planning to go to Bled as I'm passing through Villach by car with my girlfriend. I'm really not motivated to pay for the Slovenian motorways for a daily trip only and the public ...
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Schengen visa with R/AT under remarks

I applied for a C type Schengen Visa at the French Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar. My plan is to go to Austria (as primary destination) first and then on to France. My visa contains a remark ...
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Do I need an HR letter for an Interview Schengen Visa in Austria

I’m an Egyptian citizen living in Egypt, and I have an interview for a job in Austria. For reasons that are beyond the scope of this question I might not be able to get an HR letter from my current ...
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Traveling on WestBahn with unreserved seats

I am traveling to Salzburg (Salzburg Hbf) from Vienna (Wien Westbahnhof) on the WestBahn train booked on thetrainline.com. While booking, I did not select "reserve seats" option. According to their ...
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Documents needed for travel to neighboring country while passport is already endorsed for entry with valid Schegen Visa

Is it mandatory for one to carry the original passport all the time while cross Liechtenstein to Austria for a day break and also carry the Driving licence and IDP?
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Do I really have to print my ÖBB ticket for international travel on ÖBB trains?

I have a PDF ticket from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for an ÖBB Nightjet train from Germany to Switzerland (not going through Austria). The PDF includes the following text: In Österreich ...
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Obtaining travel vaccinations without insurance in Austria

I plan on travelling to Kenya soon to do some volunteer work. As I have been travelling around for a long time I have given up my previous residency in the Netherlands which means I no longer have the ...
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

This week I'm arriving to Vienna for 2 days. For now there are several questions: Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ...
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Car hire in Austria with ski equipment

I'm looking at car hire in winter season (January 2020) and I have found it difficult to find a reasonable priced car with options for ski/snowboard roof rack and snow chains. Europcar is the cheapest ...
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Can I go to Austria directly from India with Hungarian residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence permit to stay in Hungary. So I was on holiday in India and now want to go back to Hungary. But I have to attend a concert in Vienna in September so I am thinking of going to Vienna ...
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Is it possible to book adjacent seats on a NightJet train?

Me and my friend would like to book two second class coach seats on a NightJet train from Vienna to Venice at oebb.at. We'd really like them to be next to each other, ideally, facing each other. ...
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Arriving in Vienna the night before visa validity begin [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Vienna on 13th August from Vietnam with Qatar Airways and expect to arrive in Vienna at 20:25. However, my visa is only valid from 14th August. So will this prevent me from ...
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Vienna To Graz By Rail

In September I will be travelling from the United States to Graz, Austria for business. From my location, flights to Vienna are objectively better than flights to Graz: More plentiful and either ...
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Visa-Free before Visa-D

I am a researcher with an El Salvador passport (visa-free for 90 days to Schengen area) and I will be starting a PhD course of study in Austria. For this, I have received a visa-D but the consulate ...
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how soon can return to austria to be with my family after being here 90 days [duplicate]

Can I return to Austria in a few days to be with my daughter. I am a US citizen and have 2 yr leave to remain visa visa. My daughter needs me here in Austria. May I just say that my 2 year leave to ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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Short-term internship visa issued by Austria - what to do if no work-related remark is present on sticker?

I recently got my Schengen short stay visa approved to travel to Austria for an internship for less than 90 days. However my comments / remark section on my visa sticker is just blank. No remarks. I ...
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