Most visits to Austria are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
There are complex driving laws in Austria, especially for caravan and motorhome owners. It is compulsory that cars are driven with headlights switched on throughout the day all year round. This regulation applies to all roads including city/towns. All drivers are required to have a warning vest.
Travellers intending to ski should be aware that during and around the winter season there is continued danger of avalanches in some areas of Austria. Even during summer time this danger still exists for snow covered areas. Travellers should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before they travel and also whilst in the resort.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 020 7008 1500.
US Department of State