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Send yourself some money via Western Union - they exist in both the UK and Austria, you can send money from your UK bank account account and pick it up in Austria at a WU location. Once the transfer is set up, it should be fairly quick.


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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 ...


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You can get a rough estimate by looking at the ticket prices a week or two in advance. The departures with the cheapest tickets will likely be least crowded. If I for example check the coming Monday (October 26th), there are for most departures saver fares available ranging from €24.90 to €39.90. For one departure, no saver fares are available, but you need ...


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The rules for entry after May 19 have yet to be finalised but the border with Germany already opened up a little bit on May 13. For people who have not been outside of Germany and Austria in the last 10 days, it's possible to enter without test or quarantine if you can show you have received at least one vaccine injection. Anerkannt sind alle von der EMA ...


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ÖBB Auslastungsanzeige https://live.oebb.at is intended for this, but not all trains are covered. This is what the crowding display looks like, if available:


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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 ...


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Okay, I now know the answer to this for anyone reading in the future: The Austrian Consulate made a mistake. You must contact them and send your passport back so they can fix the visa sticker by adding "ERWERB".


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In addition to WesternUnion suggested above: 1. If you can wait around 9 working days for a card delivery and/or want to move money regularly, you could consider ordering a Revolut card. It's a VISA physical card that you can top up using your UK bank account, or debit card or credit card for free. Once you have the physical card delivered, you can use any ...


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This is the form website https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html Press "One or more of the exceptions mentioned in § 7(1) or § 8 of the COVID-19 entry regulation are applicable to my entry." and it'll say you're exempt. Furthermore, the site then won't even let you press the button to submit (it also requires an Austrian address, which is obviously not ...


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You could get a bank account at Revolut, that‘s an online (startup) bank which doesn‘t charge any monthly fees but also provides multi-currency accounts. A Revolut account includes not only a SEPA IBAN/BIC account, which you can use to pay everywhere inside the Euro area (including receiving your wage for ex.), but also a debit card and bank account details ...


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According to the Pre-Travel Clearance website of the Austrian government, you are exempt from filling out the form. In accordance with Section 7 para. 1 and Section 8 of the COVID-19-Einreiseverordnung registration with the pre-travel clearance form is not required: […] When entry is related to other exceptions in accordance with Section 8 para. 1 and ...


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It means that you cannot qualify under that bullet point to enter Croatia. But you can get a digital COVID certificate on the basis of a negative test. Such certificates are valid for 48 or 72 hours, depending on the circumstances. See https://gruenerpass.gv.at/getestet/: Ich bin getestet. Wie lange gilt mein Zertifikat in Österreich? Ein PCR-Test gilt ...


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A partial answer regarding your third bullet point: Quarantine rules on return to Germany will depend on how Germany classifies the pandemic situation in Austria, notably regarding mutant varieties (Virusvarianten-Gebiete). This classification may change on short notice, even while you're already abroad. So better plan with the worst-case scenario of 14 days ...


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Some vaccines require only one stab. E.G. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine. One, and done. The J&J is made in the Netherlands, so you may have access to it. Only certain vaccines, such as Pfizer's, Moderna's, and AstraZeneca's, require two jabs at specific intervals. If you have already started with a 2-jab technology vaccine, then you need to get ...


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I can't find an official English translation, but this web page from the Austrian government on Covid related travel restrictions answers your question: (my translation) When a person in one of the previously mentioned groups (Austrian, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens) enters Austria from all other states (which are not in the groups of states with a stable or ...


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If you need some cash fast, you should be able to get money from an Austrian ATM using you UK card but that may cost you some exchange fee. When I was in Czech i got Kronas with my Austrian card and iirc that costed about 3€. For long term it would be better to get a card with euros either from some Austrian bank or an online bank like N26 or previously ...


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With the exception of the excellent BEV maps and their mediocre web-interface, all the previous answers are maps based on OpenStreetMap. Therefore, they are unlikely to differ in accuracy/level of detail. In my opinion OpenTopoMap is the best OSM-based map, as it has a clean interface without distractions and includes elevation-information.


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