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Private jet travels during Coronavirus

We are doing our best to providing you with the latest information on travelling restrictions during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Latest Update (May, 1st, 2020): As countries are lifting their lockdown measures, we are providing you with an update about Austrian inbound flights on the day of Austria’s end of lockdown. 

As per the latest disposition, passengers coming from the following countries won’t be able to enter Austria until May 22nd.

  • China
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Latest Update (April, 20, 2020): Some European governments are relaxing their lockdown measures allowing some small shops to reopen. We are closely monitoring the situation providing you an overview of the future dates when lockdown measures are to be lifted in some of the European countries which have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CountryEnd of lockdown measures

*small shops have already begun to reopen

Latest Update (March 30, 2020): We are proud to be offering free empty legs to help governments, embassies and medical staff as well as facilitate the transport of organs and blood reserves during such unprecedented times. We are now partnering with the Austrian Senate for Economic Affairs offering to repatriate citizens along with many others services:

• Return flights (preferred entry requirements for citizens)
• Business flights (efficient travel for top decision-makers, politicians and diplomats)
• Medical Air Transport
• Personal flights (medical and virologist researchers)
• Organ, emergency device and material transport
• Drug-delivery travels
• Blood reserves transport

The Senate for Economic Affairs (SENAT DER WIRTSCHAFT) has also just published a COVID-19 toolkit to help the public during the unprecedented state of crisis we are living.

Latest Update (March 25, 2020): We have reported a total of 226 passengers who have been safely repatriated by GlobeAir since March 6. Passengers were mostly departing from France, Switzerland and Spain; to reach:Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom. The main reason why many of them have chosen to fly private can be attributed to the present status of commercial airlines, being the latter unable to offer repatriation flights for citizens.

Latest Update (March 20, 2020): EBAA (European Business Aviation Association) has just released coronavirus-specific guidelines.

Latest Update (March 19, 2020): Given the latest update from the Austrian government, we are now able to shed some light upon the existing regulations regarding inbound Austrian flights.

According to Section 25 Epidemic Act 1950 of the Federal Law Gazette No. 186/1950 the following rules will apply starting from March, 20, 2020 and will remain in force until April 10, 2020.

Crew is exempt from any restrictions and will always be able to fly back to Austria without being held in quarantine.

The regulations below apply to both private and commercial flights:

 If you are anAustrian citizen or resident: you will always be allowed to fly back to Austria on condition of a 14 day-period of self quarantine and specific documents to be signed upon arrival.

• If you are aNon-Austrian citizen or resident but you hold a special status (status specification follows): the same rule as the first point applies to citizens who fall into any of the following categories:

  • member or staff of UN organisations
  • Member or staff of diplomatic organisations or embassies
  • Family member of people mentioned above
  • People working in the cargo industry
  • People working in humanitarian or health care organisations
  • Medical staff

• If you are a foreigner with neither visa nor Austrian residence: you are allowed to fly back into Austria on condition of a medical certificate which is not older than 4 days to be provided in either German or English which proves negative results against the SARS-CoV-2 virus test. If unable to provide the test certificate, which has to come from a reliable source, an immediate period of quarantine will be enforced.

Type of flights allowed to land in Austria (regardless of departure country)

  • repatriation flights
  • positioning fights
  • organ transport flights
  • maintenance flights
  • cargo flights

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