Current information and flight disruptions

Before leaving for the airport, find out about current safety information and travel guidelines and get up-to-date flight information via text, email or in our Austrian App.

Coronavirus – current information

There are so many uncertainties about travelling in times of coronavirus and it raises many questions. Please inform yourself therefore about the entry regulations, flexible rebooking options and extensive hygiene measures.

We look forward to welcoming you back on board very soon!

Current Covid measures in Austria from November 22nd to December 12th, 2021

Travel abroad still possible

According to information from the Ministery of Health, international travel is still possible despite the exit restrictions in Austria. However, selective adaptations in the flight operations of Austrian Airlines may apply.

Affected customers will be informed of any changes to the flight schedules. Passengers are advised to check their flight status on before arriving at the airport.

FFP2 mask requirement

The Austrian Federal Government has issued an ordinance requiring the wearing of a respiratory protection mask of protection class FFP2 without an exhalation valve or a mask of at least an equivalent standard in those areas where the "3G rule" does not apply since September 15th, 2021. The areas with mandatory FFP2 mask wearing from September 15th, 2021 include, among others, our aircraft.

Children under six years of age continue to be exempt from obligatory masks. If passengers are unable to wear a mask for health reasons, they must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test that is no more than 48 hours old at the scheduled start of travel and provide a medical certificate on an Austrian Airlines form.

The safety of all passengers continues to be guaranteed with proof of testing, recovery or vaccination usually required for entry in many countries, with the increase of protection and hygiene measures, and the effective air filtration system on board.

As other countries may have different regulations to Austria, we still ask our passengers to inform themselves about the rules at their destinations (compulsory use of FFP2 masks, test, recovery or vaccination certificates, etc.).

Entry regulations and travel information

In addition to the Covid-19 entry requirements, please also note the generally applicable entry regulations.

On many Austrian Airlines flights you have the possibility to upload corona-related travel documents online in advance and have them checked.

Flexible rebooking options
continue to apply.

We keep you informed about the status of your flight

Austrian Airlines offers a free information service that keeps you informed in good time about changes to your flight. Regardless of which airport you fly from with Austrian Airlines, you will receive text or email updates about flight disruptions so that you can adjust your travel plans accordingly.

You can choose how we inform you about up-to-date flight changes:

  • At the time of booking your flight:
    simply enter a current mobile phone number or email address during flight booking (no registration required)
  • About your profile:
    Create an profile and store your contact details there
  • In the Austrian App:
    Download the Austrian App
EventInformation channelTime
Flight status
  • Online
  • Via app
Gate change at Vienna Airport
  • Email
  • Chatbot
From two hours before departure
Delays of over 15 minutes
  • Email or text¹
  • Chatbot
  • Email or text¹
  • Chatbot

A text is sent if there is no email address available. 

Simply check your flight status yourself

Unforeseen circumstances such as a delay, gate change or a flight cancellation can happen. You can check your flight status and up-to-date flight information easily yourself.

Do you have any further questions?