€150 energy voucher in Austria not easy to get for some — here’s why

The new €150 energy voucher in Austria, ie: the €150 credit on the annual electricity bill,…

EU passport scan system and ETIAS travel permit for non-EU citizens delayed until 2023

The new EU passport scan system (aka Entry/Exit System or EES), which was expected to be…

Covid quarantine in Austria no longer required for asymptomatic people as of August, 2022

If you test positive for Covid in Austria, as of August, you are no longer required…

What is Austrian government doing about coming Russian gas shortage?

As if high inflation, high gas (petrol) prices and the threat of more mask mandates and…

Vienna named world’s most livable city for 3rd time now Covid-19 restrictions have ended

As a Brit who will have lived in Vienna, Austria for six years next month, I…

Austria inflation rate of 7.7% in May, 2022 still lower than EU average

While the inflation rate in Austria for May, 2022 was a whopping 7.7%, a rate many…

Electricity blackout in Vienna causes Austria vs Denmark game to be delayed

There was a major electricity blackout in Vienna last night. A blackout that caused the Austria…

You must still wear an FFP2 mask in Vienna, Austria in June, 2022 and beyond – at least in these 3 places

NOTE: I will start this article by telling you upfront — the title is slightly sensationalistic…

Austrian Eurovision 2022 audience lowest in almost a decade – 90,000 lower than 2021

I will start this by admitting, as a resident of Austria and as a music journalist,…

Inflation in Austria in April, 2022 increases to 7.2% – almost all products and services see large increase in price

Inflation in Austria in April, 2022 increased to 7.2% — the largest increase in prices since…

Visitors to Austria no longer need vaccine, test or proof of recovery – all 3G entry rules dropped

Travelers to Austria do not need to show proof of vaccine, negative test or proof of…

Current entry rules for Austria from March, 2022 – avoid Vienna if you’re not vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19

Update – May 16th, 2022 — All 3G rules have now been dropped for travelers flying…

Austria more corrupt in 2021 than 2020 according to Corruption Perceptions Index

Corruption in Austria increased in 2021 according to CPI If you have lived in Austria over…

Inflation in Austria for October 2021 at 10-year high — possible 3.6% increase vs same month in 2020

According to a preliminary estimate by Statistics Austria, the inflation rate in Austria for October 2021…