Last updated: 30 August 2014
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
There are complex driving laws in Austria, especially for caravan and motor-home owners.
There is a danger of avalanches in some areas. Even during summer time this danger still exists for snow covered areas.
Around 774,000 British nationals visit Austria each year. Most visits are trouble-free.
You are advised not to carry your passport around with you. Leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy of your passport instead.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
If you need to contact the emergency services in Austria call 112.