Capital: Vienna

Language: Austrian German

Area: 83879 km²

Population: 8783198

Timezone : UTC/GTM 0

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +43

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as "Schuko". This socket also works with plug C and plug E.

Austria is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Thanks to ETIAS, Americans can visit the Schengen Area without a visa.

To travel to Austria visa-free, U.S. citizens will be required to:

  • Hold a valid machine-readable passport
  • Or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • Obtain a valid ETIAS visa waiver for Austria

U.S. citizens staying in Austria for more than 90-days:

  • ETIAS for U.S. citizens is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If Americans intend to remain in Austria longer than 90 days, they must obtain the appropriate visa.
  • To stay longer than 90 days, they will need either a long-stay visa (valid for up to 6 months) or an Aufenthaltstite (residence permit). U.S. citizens may be able to acquire a residence permit inside Austria after entry, but consulates do not recommend this route due to processing times for the permits and that the permit must be obtained within the initial 90-day period of stay.
  • One of the ways to stay in the country for longer than 90 days is to study on a study visa, for example at one of several campuses around Austria or a larger university like Vienna or Salzburg.

U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria

Address: Boltzmanngasse 16 1090 Vienna, Austria

Phone:(+43-1) 31339-0

Fax: (+43-1) 310 06 82

Tourist Travel Information about Austria

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Austria (Österreich) is a landlocked alpine country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy to the south. Austria, along with neighbouring Switzerland, is the winter sports capital of Europe. However, it is just as popular in the summer for its old charm and the magnificent scenery of the Alps. Austria has 32,383 square miles (83,871 square km) of area. It is slightly smaller than Maine and completely landlocked. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft)

Austria entered the European Monetary Union in 1999, and the euro currency replaced the schilling in 2002. Austria is also famous for its education system, with many students from all over the European Union studying in Austrian universities. Austria is one of the most popular summer and winter holiday destinations in Europe and has the tourist industry to match it.

Interesting facts

  • Austrian film directors Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, and Fred Zinnemann played an important role in the creation of Hollywood shortly before and after World War II
  • In Austria, the Tracht, or traditional folk costume, is accepted as formal wear and can be worn even to an elegant ball at the Viennese Opera. Men wear green Loden jackets and Lederhosen (leather breeches), and women wear Dirndl dresses
  • In 1784, Emperor Joseph II decreed that each Austrian vintner in the suburbs of Vienna could sell his own wine with a cold menu right on his own premises without a restaurant license, launching a tradition that continues today. Der heurige Wein refers to the “new wine” or, more literally, “this year’s wine”
  • Mozartkugel are a fine brand of Austrian chocolates which originated in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace. In 1890, master confectioner Paul Furst made the first Mozart chocolates by forming small balls of marzipan which he coated in a praline cream and then dipped in warm chocolate. Other Viennese confectioners soon adopted the technique, and even today producers vie with each other to see whose Mozartkugel are the most authentic
  • In 1820, the Austrian Imperial Court welcomed the waltz. The dance, which had its origins in the popular triple-time dance, appeared first in the inns and then in the theaters on the outskirts of Vienna before it appeared at the Imperial Court

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 122 - Fire brigade
  • 128 - Gas-related emergency
  • 133 - Police
  • 140 - Mountain rescue
  • 141 - Doctors
  • 142 - Telephone counselling
  • 144 - rescue/ambulance
  • 147 - emergency services for children and young people

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