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Austria - Germany border situation

Currently I am in Hungary, and I would like to drive back to Switzerland next week.

Do you know maybe, if the Germany-Austria border is open for transit travellers now? (If not, the route back would be a lot more complicated..)
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Old 21.04.2020, 15:08
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Re: Austria - Germany border situation

Besides anything else such as are you a critical worker, why would you want to cross the German-Austrian border except for the 'German corner' near Salzburg, which wouldn't be a direct route from Hungary?
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Besides anything else such as are you a critical worker, why would you want to cross the German-Austrian border except for the 'German corner' near Salzburg, which wouldn't be a direct route from Hungary?
Best route is via Munich which involves going past Bregenz.
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Re: Austria - Germany border situation

I've no facts, but friends in Austria told me a week ago that they were stopped because their Austrian car plates were out of their local area, they were 2 plate districts away from theirs. G to BM (Graz to Bruck an der Mur) if that makes any sense. The police told them to go back to their area.

I know they're loosening the restrictions in Austria now but I don't know how that works for transit.
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Re: Austria - Germany border situation

I was reading just yesterday that Wizzair are ramping up their flight schedules again. Might be worth checking what they have on offer.
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I've no facts, but friends in Austria told me a week ago that they were stopped because their Austrian car plates were out of their local area, they were 2 plate districts away from theirs. G to BM (Graz to Bruck an der Mur) if that makes any sense. The police told them to go back to their area.

I know they're loosening the restrictions in Austria now but I don't know how that works for transit.
The transit through Austria works, the only requirement is, that you must not stop in the country. The only open quesion is the German border.
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The transit through Austria works, the only requirement is, that you must not stop in the country. The only open quesion is the German border.
You need to check out this info and see if you fit the criteria for entry given in the 'Who Is Exempt From These Restrictions?' section.

https://www.germany-visa.org/news/qa...amid-covid-19/
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Besides anything else such as are you a critical worker, why would you want to cross the German-Austrian border except for the 'German corner' near Salzburg, which wouldn't be a direct route from Hungary?
Yes, I would like to cross the corner... Other opportunity is travelling through the middle of Austria, but they do not have highway there, so it would be complicated.
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Yes, I would like to cross the corner... Other opportunity is travelling through the middle of Austria, but they do not have highway there, so it would be complicated.
I've driven that way a few times, it's a more scenic route but can get jammed up with traffic in the winter from skiers and in the summer from people heading to Italy/Croatia with caravans aiming for the Brenner pass and Karawanken tunnel. If theres none of those it's a nicer drive than the Münich loop.

It's probably another hour and a half but it removes any potential border issues.

I hope somebody knows the full story with the borders. Best of luck.
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