Important: The information provided on this page serves as a general guidance without guarentee. EANO does not accept any rensposibility for the accuracy and completeness. Please always refer to travel guidance issued by your local as well as the Austrian authorities.
COVID-19: Please be aware that travel regulations may differ from country to country. Please inform yourself about travel restrictions on the official websites of the embassy or consulate in your country. Here, you can find rules and restrictions that currently apply in Austria: Entry into Austria and pre-travel clearance and Federal Ministry of Austria.
Who does NOT need a visa
Citizens of all countries of the European Union, Switzerland, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, most of the countries of North and South America and some other countries do not need a visa, only a valid passport is required to enter Austria. In case of doubt please contact the Austrian Consulate or Embassy well in advance before departure.
Visa-free travel is allowed with a biometric passport for citizens from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Northmacedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.
Who needs a visa
Travellers requiring a visa can travel freely throughout the Schengen zone for three months with a Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country. Obtaining a visa entitling you to visit one Schengen country automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries too.
Current member countries of the Schengen treaty are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Further information about visa regulations and Schengen visas can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the European Commission.
Letter of Invitation
Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation from the conference organisers can request one through the online registration form or by contacting the EANO 2022 Registration Department. To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register to the conference and submit any necessary data, as stated on the online form.
The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference, the registration and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to take care of his/her visa requirements. Delegates who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Delegates should contact the nearest Austrian embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. Note: Austrian embassies and consulates-general are independent decision-making agencies for visas, sometimes after specific checks have been made with other E.U. countries. You cannot appeal against the rejection of a visa application, neither can the EANO 2022 intervene on your behalf in case of a rejection or to speed up the procedure.
Delegate registration details will be shared with the Austrian immigration authorities to assist in the immigration process. However, the conference organisers and/or the EANO 2022 Registration Department will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.
The registration fee minus a handling fee of EUR 25 will be refunded after the conference if the visa was applied for in time and proof is shown that a visa could not be granted even though all requested documents were submitted. Refund requests must be made in writing and sent to the EANO 2022 Registration Department, by email, no later than September 30, 2022, the date after which requests for such refunds cannot be taken into consideration.
As a part of a visa application, individuals must have travel-health insurance for the duration of their stay in the E.U.. This insurance can be obtained from any approved insurer. Individuals need to check with the responsible embassy/consulate for a list of approved insurers available in their country.
Individuals must have insurance for their entire stay in the E.U. and therefore are encouraged to ensure and pay for the correct number of days. The visa will only be given for the dates that are covered by the insurance policy, which need to relate to the travel dates.