This post provides a short overview of hopefully useful links to assess the COVID-19 situation. Please refer to the below links to get updated information regarding the individual topics.
Flight schedule Tokyo-Vienna on Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines Flight Schedule for Japan routes
other Lufthansa Group Airlines flights
Lufthansa German Airlines Flight Schedule for Japan routes
Swiss International Airlines Flight Schedule for Japan routes
Visa and Others
Updated information regarding the travel and entry to Austria is available at the website of the Austrian Embassy in Tokyo.
For Austrians legally residing in Japan but currently outside of Japan or planning to leave with intention to return to Japan:
As of January, 15, 2021, 12:00 am (CET), travelers must register online before entering Austria (Pre-Travel Clearance – PTC). The electronic form is available in German and English. Additionally, Austria requires a negative PCR-test result not older than 48h upon arrival. Passengers arriving from Japan are subject to quarantine measures. Exceptions are in place for i.e. transit passengers and commuters and also people travelling due to extraordinary family circumstances. For this group of travelers, negative PCR-tests after arrival can substitute the 10-days quarantine period. For all other travelers, substitute testing becomes possible after the 5th day.
The airport in Vienna is now offering such PCR tests, results available within three hours. More information available at the Vienna airport website.
Further information is available on the website of the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (German only).
Updated information regarding the travel and entry to Austria is available on the website of the Austrian Embassy in Tokyo.
Japan has suspended visa free entry to Japan for Austrian (and many other European nationals) for business or tourism. At the moment, regular visa application (both short and long term stay categories) is not possible. However, foreign residents in Japan are allowed to return to Japan if they hold a re-entry permit.
Additionally, Japan has added Austria to the list of dangerous countries regarding COVID-19 mutations, hence quarantine measures upon re-entry to Japan differ. More specifically, returnees will be transferred to a dedicated facility upon arrival to Japan, where they have to quarantine for three days. On the third day, a PCR-test will be conducted. In case of a negative result, you are allowed to return to your home, where you have to quarantine for additional 11 days. In case your result is positive, you will be staying in the facility until further notice.
More information can be found on the MOFA website.