Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2021, 13:58 NZDT
  • Still current at: 7 March 2021

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COVID-19

We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.

The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.

Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.

We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

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Austria

Crime
Petty crime (such as pickpocketing and bag snatching) occurs frequently in shopping areas, restaurants, cafés, hotel lobbies , on public transport and at tourist attractions. New Zealanders in Austria should be alert of their surroundings and take steps to safeguard their personal belongings.

New Zealanders should also be wary of ATM and credit card fraud, and only use ATMs in well-lit public areas or inside a bank or business.

Civil unrest
Demonstrations occasionally occur in Austria. New Zealanders in Austria are advised to avoid all protests, demonstrations and large public gatherings as even those intended as peaceful have the potential to turn violent.

General travel advice
Under Austrian law, you're required to carry identification documents at all times.

A high risk of avalanches exists in parts of Austria. Follow the advice of local authorities and your tour operator.

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe and can include lengthy imprisonment.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Austria should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

New Zealanders in Austria are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips


The New Zealand Embassy Vienna, Austria

Street Address Mattiellistrasse 2-4/3, A-1040, Vienna, Austria Telephone +43 1 505 3021 Fax +43 1 505 3020 Email nzviennaconsular@aon.at Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/austria Hours Mon-Fri 0900-1630 Note Notarial Services (by appointment only): 0900-1200 Monday & Friday; 1230-1400 Wednesday

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New Zealand Embassy Austria

Street Address
Mattiellistrasse 2-4/3, A-1040, Vienna, Austria

Telephone: +43 1 505 3021

Fax: +43 1 505 3020

Email: nzviennaconsular@aon.at

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/austria

Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1630

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