Vienna airport bans flights from 18 countries

14.07.2020 at 09:47

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The coronavirus situation in Europe changes every day with many countries currently experiencing increases in amount of infected people.

Austrian government just released a new restriction prohibiting flights from 18 countries to Vienna Airport and all other Austrian airports.

This technically means that you can fly from Vienna to these countries, but you can not return from these countries – all flights from these countries are forbidden.

Practically it will most likely mean that even flights to these countries will be cancelled, as it does not make sense for most airlines to fly one-way with empty plane and passengers won’t be able to fly back home.

The list of countries with landing ban in Austria:

  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Islamic Republic Iran
  • Kosovo
  • Moldavia
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

This landing ban is currently valid until 31st July 2020, but can be extended later.

It applies also for other airports in Austria such as Graz, Linz or Salzburg.

This is a very sad news for all travellers in Central Europe as many people already purchased flight tickets for July in hope of well deserved vacation.

Vienna serves as a hub airport with huge competition among low-cost airlines which offer return flights to most destinations in Europe for €20-€40.

We will monitor the situation and inform you about future development and changes in these restrictions.


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2 Responses to “Vienna airport bans flights from 18 countries”

  1. wntl says:

    I still see VIE-BRS on these dates on sale 🙂

    • admin says:

      Like we wrote in the article, it is possible to fly FROM Vienna, but not TO Vienna. Anyway I think this flight will be cancelled too, most airlines just need the cash now so they sell even tickets for flights which are not possible to operate.

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