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Austria Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria No
Hepatitis A No
Malaria No
Rabies Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid No
Yellow Fever No

Health Care

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.

Other Risks

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.

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