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Newsroom of the Austrian National Tourist Office

In this section you'll find the latest updates and press releases of the Austrian National Tourist Office in Dubai.

Anti-Face-Covering Act

The Austrian Government has - as part of the social cohesion and integration package - decided on the Anti-Face-Covering Act. The law entered into force on October 1st 2017.

Following the introduction of the law, covering your face in public, e.g. with a Burqa or Niqab is subject to an administrative penalty of up to € 150.00, which may be imposed by police agents. Covering your hair, for instance, with a Hijab or a Ghutrah, however is still allowed. For further information please check the website of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/travel-stay/entry-and-residence-in-austria/anti-face-veiling-act/


Latest News

Austria’s West: mountains, lakes and outdoor fun

When thinking about travelling to Austria from the Middle East, a flight to Vienna might come to your mind first. However, around half of all travelers from the Middle East to Austria choose to fly via Munich. 

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Vienna - city with best living quality in the world

Each year international consultants Mercer (www.mercer.com) conduct a quality of life survey in 221 major cities worldwide. And in 2018 the results of the survey once again saw Vienna claim top marks, with the Austrian capital walking away with the life of the worlds most liveable city for the ninth year in a row.

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International Saudi driver's license

The Austrian National Tourist Office in Dubai is pleased to announce that as of May 12th 2016 Saudi Arabia has signed the Convention on Road Traffic of Vienna 1968 - therefore Saudi citizens holding an international divers license issued in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive and rent cars in Austria.

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Up-to-date information on the Covid-19 Situation

Austria is currently in a phase of closely monitored re-opening. Please always check both Austrian and your home country's regulations before travelling.

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