Austria Health Care and Vaccinations
If European visitors or any of their dependants are suddenly taken ill or have an accident during a visit to Austria, free or reduced-cost necessary treatment is available – in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Full travel insurance is advised for all travellers.
Food and drink
There’s nothing to mark out Austrian produce as particularly risky to general health. The tap water is also safe to drink.
Ticks often live in heavily forested areas during the summer months in some of the more easterly parts of Austria and can create discomfort and, in very rare cases, serious infection to people who are bitten. Tick-borne encephalitis is endemic and travellers likely to find themselves in wooded areas from spring to autumn should take a course of injections.