Austria will impose new travel restrictions on 32 countries or areas with a high risk of coronavirus from midnight Monday, July 27. Ukraine is among them, Yevropeyska Pravda reported with reference to OE24.
The "red list" of the Austrian government includes: Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russia, North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, Philippines, Chinese province of Hubei, Chile, Montenegro, Sweden, Ecuador, South Africa.
The exceptions to the entry ban for third-country nationals apply to medical professionals, seasonal workers or diplomats. But if they do not come from safe countries, they still have to take a PCR test.
For third-country nationals who are not from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, the entry ban applies. But if the citizens of these countries arrived from the Schengen area, they need to provide a negative PCR test for coronavirus, taken no later than 72 hours before entry.
After entering the country, these individuals must also undergo a 10-day quarantine. To do this, you must provide proof of placement. People must bear the costs themselves.
Austrians, EU and EEA citizens, and Swiss citizens who come from a risk area that does not have a stable Covid-19 situation, such as Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Sweden, Russia or the United States, must have a medical certificate (negative PCR test) or perform a test within 48 hours of entry.
As a reminder, entry to the EU as a whole remains closed for Ukrainian citizens, except for certain categories of Ukrainians. Buying a flight ticket does not guarantee a border crossing permit.