The Austrian authorities hope for an early resumption of Russian tourist flow to the country. This was announced by the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
According to him, in the near future, great progress can be expected in removing restrictions on the entry of tourists from Russia. Moscow and Vienna have already sat down at the negotiating table to discuss this topic. “We are negotiating this with the Russian side. I hope that Russian tourists will soon be able to travel to Austria again,” concluded the Chancellor.
There are indeed prerequisites for opening borders for tourist trips. By decision of the headquarters of the Russian Federation, from June 10, Russia lifts restrictions on flights to Austria. We are talking about two flights a week between the capitals of the states.
In addition, Austria in May canceled the mandatory quarantine upon arrival for citizens of the EU and some third countries. So far, Russia is not among them. But if the negotiations are successful, then the Russians arriving in Austria will not have to isolate themselves if they have a certificate of antibodies to infection, or a certificate of vaccination, or a negative PCR test for coronavirus.
At the moment, entry into the country is possible for citizens of the Russian Federation with a residence permit in Austria or holders of a category D visa.