|Still current at: 07 January 2011
Updated: 21 December 2010
Entry Requirements - Visas
You do not need a visa to enter Austria but you must hold a valid British passport. EU citizens can travel to Austria up to the expiry date of their passports. Other citizens need at least three months’ validity.
Entry Requirements - Passport validity
You must hold a valid British passport to enter Austria. EU citizens can travel to Austria up to the expiry date of their passports. Other citizens need at least three months' validity.
Entry Requirements - Travelling with Children
Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that Austria requires documentary evidence of parental responsibility (e.g. a consent letter) before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Carrying such a letter of consent (downloadable from the British Embassy in Austria) is a precautionary measure recommended by the UK and Austrian authorities. It does not, however, automatically guarantee the problem-free movement of minors who are not travelling with the person legally exercising parental care over them. For information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the Austrian Embassy in London.