Austrian visa for Swiss citizens

A visa is NOT required for Swiss passport holders visiting Austria for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Swiss citizens to enter Austria for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Austria e-visa for Swiss citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Austria visa on arrival for Swiss citizens Not Available

Austria tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Swiss passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Austria.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Austria.

If you are looking for Austria visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Switzerland, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Austria nearest your place of residence.

  • Bern: The Embassy of Austria in Bern, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Basel: The Consulate of Austria in Basel, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Lugano: The Consulate of Austria in Lugano, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Lucerne: The Consulate of Austria in Lucerne, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Chur: The Consulate of Austria in Chur, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Geneva: The Honorary Consulate General of Austria in Geneva, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)
  • Zurich: The Honorary Consulate General of Austria in Zurich, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 51 minutes)

Austria visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Austria diplomatic mission offices to Switzerland for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Switzerland traveling to Austria from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Switzerland) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,296,563 N/A
2009 1,296,563 0.00%
2010 1,322,756 2.02%
2011 1,296,563 -1.98%
2012 1,348,949 4.04%
2013 1,244,177 -7.77%
2014 1,309,660 5.26%
2015 1,400,251 6.92%
2016 1,414,253 1.00%
2017 1,414,253 0.00%
2018 1,358,243 -3.96%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Austria & Switzerland comparison

Austria's area is approximately 82,409 km2 (31,818 sq mi), while the area of Switzerland is approximately 39,516 km2 (15,257 sq mi). This means Switzerland is 2.09 times smaller than Austria.

As of January 2022, Austria's population is ~9.3 million people - 289,108 more people than the population of Switzerland.

We have highlighted Austria & Switzerland’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Austria Switzerland Difference
Population (est 2022) 9,259,564 8,970,456 289108 more people live in Austria than Switzerland
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 146 Austria has 48 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Switzerland.
Travel freedom (2022) 143 142 Austria passport holders can visit 1 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 280 268 Austrian hosts 12 more foreign missions than Switzerland.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Switzerland travel to Austria in one year?

The number of visitors from Switzerland visiting Austria in 2018 was approximately 1,358,243.

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