Austria's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, who announced the latest measures on Tuesday.

18-08-2020Florian Wieser

Almost two weeks ago, the Austrian foreign ministry issued a warning against travel to Spain with the exception of the Balearics and Canary Islands. The Austrian government has updated its advice, and the same warning now applies to the Balearics but not to the Canaries.

This new measure, which will come into effect from Monday next week (24 August), will mean that travellers from the Balearics will have to present a negative coronavirus test on their return to Austria or be subject to a mandatory quarantine at home.

If Austrian citizens cannot immediately submit a negative test on return, they will be given 48 hours to take a test. In the meantime, they will have to isolate.

The Austrian government has also declared Croatia to be a risk.


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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

You can add Switzerland too. From midnight (19th) all arrivals from Spain AND the Balearics in Switzerland, have to self quarantine for 10 days.

Let´s stop measuring and testing, then there are no soaring figures and we can just live our lives.


John Dougal / Hace about 1 year

I think it's crystal clear now the tourist season this year is over. No chance of a recovery in what's left of it. Hopefully the many business's hit hard this year are able to make a full comeback for next year.