FCO Travel Advice for - Austria

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  • There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • There are complex driving laws in Austria, especially for caravan and motor-home owners. See Road Travel.

  • There is a danger of avalanches in some areas. Even during summer time this danger still exists for snow covered areas. See Skiing.

  • Around 730,000 British nationals visit Austria each year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Carry your passport with you at all times as proof of identification. See Local Laws and Customs.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Make sure this covers any winter/mountain activities you plan to undertake.
  • If you need to contact the emergency services in Austria call 112.
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