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Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

I got my first Moderna vaccine on 21st May 2021. 2nd shot is scheduled on 18th June 2021.

According to the updated FAQ for travelling to Austria, Swiss residents can travel without quarantine if they had their first vaccine shot at least 22 days before travelling, which would mean I can travel after the 13th June 2021.

However I'm not entirely sure on what other requirements or restrictions are in place for British citizens who live and work in Switzerland but want to travel to other European countries like Austria.

I'm thinking of a long weekend around 18th June, although it's be directly after the second shot, so there could be side effects (fatigue and headache), although I could move the 2nd shot to be a few days later.

Where can I find information on travelling to EU based countries as a British citizen living in Switzerland?
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

Nationality is irrelevant, residence is key.
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

But post-Brexit? Do I need to do anything or register anywhere?
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

You need to fill in a form before travel;

https://www.austria.info/en/service-...ry-regulations

..then make sure you have your residence permit along with your passport.
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

All Brits resident in Switzerland should carry their Permit whenever crossing borders. In fact Id recommend whenever away from home.
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All Brits resident in Switzerland should carry their Permit whenever crossing borders. In fact Id recommend whenever away from home.
I always thought it was technically a requirement for all foreigners to do so anyway, or was that the passport, or just some form of ID?

I know in practice I always have my driving licence in my wallet, but depending on season/weather (and clothing=>pockets=>handbag) I don't always have the other wallet with passport and C permit.
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But post-Brexit? Do I need to do anything or register anywhere?
No, just the electronic entry form for Austria.

That said, I was in Austria in April and nobody checked anything. But I would fill it in just in case.

I would also recommend to do a quick check up on mask rules and social distancing stuff as the details may be slightly different to Switzerland.
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

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I always thought it was technically a requirement for all foreigners to do so anyway, or was that the passport, or just some form of ID?

I know in practice I always have my driving licence in my wallet, but depending on season/weather (and clothing=>pockets=>handbag) I don't always have the other wallet with passport and C permit.
Technically I think yes. But I have been in a situation twice over the years where the police wanted to check my ID and when I said I had forgotten it at home they just believed me when I told them my name and address. No fines. Not even a stern "don't forget it again".
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

Judging from our overflowing parking lots with CH plates, half of CH is already here. Mostly people take masking seriously, at least in our neck of the woods. That was a contributing factor to Vorarlberg's privileged status in the lockdowns--we had done so well at vaxing and such that we were the first out of restrictions.
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

Before becoming Swiss I had a credit card size Permis C in my wallet beside my driving license.

Carrying ID is mandatory and in Switzerland what could be better than your residence permit?
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Re: Travel to Austria for a long weekend, British with B permit

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Carrying ID is mandatory and in Switzerland what could be better than your residence permit?
A residence permit is not ID.

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Before becoming Swiss I had a credit card size Permis C in my wallet beside my driving license.

Carrying ID is mandatory and in Switzerland what could be better than your residence permit?
Eventhough it looks like an ID, a residence permit is not a valid ID. Within Switzerland it functions like one for most purposes but if you want to cross the border, you need a passport also.


OP, as stated above, you will need your UK passport and your Swiss residence permit also functions as a Schengen Visa which gives you permission to be in any Schengen country.
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