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What is the current situation regarding travel to Austria

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On the travel front, I've just returned from a long weekend in Slovenia. We drive from AT in my friends DE plated van, through Italy into Slovenia, and on the way back SLO > IT > AT > DE > AT. The only manned/controlled border was the final DE > AT border at Rosenheim; we were asked (DE plates) if we were visiting or transiting through AT, when we said we lived there and had been away for the weekend just waved on in.

We had paid €90 to get a PCR test in Innsbruck before travel as required, but no-one asked for it... At the Austrian border the policeman should have asked to see a negative test or remind us to get and present one within 24 hours of arrival back in AT but didn't... (of course we will get tested anyway).

BTW Slovenia seems super relaxed about corona. I have no idea what their rules are, but in shops/restaurants maybe 50% of the staff have the basic paper masks around either their chin or mouth (never properly covering nose and mouth), and guests seemed to wander about freely indoors or outdoors with or without masks based on personal preference. Only rule that was enforced was 10pm closing for bars and restaurants.
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@clarky999, I saw an ad to encourage people to give blood at the Red Cross (they're a bit low, I think) – if you do so you get a free antibody test.

That said, I just got my appointment through for Thursday (woo hoo!) at the Messe, so yours shouldn't be far behind.
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I have made two trips Tyrol-Munich in the last week, both with no formalities/checks at the border. However, television news today showed long queues for processing Pre-Travel Clearance at other border posts. Up till now my PTC form hasn't been asked for (largely because no-one was on duty in the evenings).
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Only one more region (Voralberg) to get below the 50 mark.

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I just came back from a full week (9 days) skiing in Austria. 3 days in Kaprun, 4 in Hintertux and 2 in Stubai.
Went by train (with the new ÖBB NightJet that runs between Amsterdam and Innsbruck, as I live in Rotterdam), no one asked at the border for the Pre-Travel Clearance nor for a Covid test.
Once in Austria, though, most folks at restaurants do ask you to show evidence of compliance with the "3-G rule" (either show that you've tested negative in the past 48h, are vaccinated, or have recovered from covid in the past 6 months). I had a simple stamped certificate from my general practitioner saying I was tested positive on 31/3/21, and they all accepted that (still, I got tested regularly just to be sure).
Snow conditions were incredible for this time of the year, especially in the first few days (I've certainly seen worse conditions in March). After that it started to get a bit slushy, but still loads of fun.
Despite the high amount of groups doing training, it wasn't too busy overall (some days were actually quite empty).
Now it's getting warmer so no clue how the snow is gonna be the coming days/weeks. But in case any of you is considering going, I'd say keep an eye on the forecast, and if it's decent, by all means, go for it!
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Austria finally reached sub 50 7 day index rates in all regions today.

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23.3 as of yesterday.

The region I’m in, Upper Austria is 20.7. Very (comparatively) few foreign and out of region plates around at the moment. My guess is that most folk will wait for July 1st news regarding easing of many restrictions before committing to holidaying.

The lakes are unseasonably cold (a late Spring). One the warmest tends to be Wolfgangsee which is currently 16 C. Normally, it’d be 20 or so by now and tends to get up to around 24 by mid Summer.
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Sadly I received a full refund from TUI last week for my trip planned on 26th June. Sad Sad Sad Roll on Next winter.
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A friend is contemplating travelling to Austria soon - thinking of flying via Spain. Newcastle to Alicante, Alicante to Vienna.
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