Easier Access to Austria for Commuters from Abroad

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: April 14, 2020; 22:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

"Ongoing consultations with Austria's neighbouring countries are making life easier for commuters from abroad", says European Affairs Minister Karoline Edtstadler.

Edtstadler: "Easier access for commuters from Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic is the goal." / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

Around 200,000 commuters from abroad are employed in Austria as skilled workers or in health or care professions, but also as harvest workers.

As a result of the corona crisis, all EU states have issued strict entry and exit regulations, thus massively restricting the freedom to travel.

As a matter of principle, people entering all countries must undergo a 14-day quarantine. …