Frequently asked questions
Customs, import of goods
The Federal Ministry of Finance is responsible for customs and import duty in Austria. The information provided by the Ministry should enable you to decide whether the goods you are carrying with you can be imported into Austria duty-free and/or what formalities are required when entering the country:
Customs requirements of other countries, import of goods to other countries
If you wish to import goods to other countries, please refer to the authorities in that country, or ask your airline company. Vienna International Airport has no information about the import of goods to other countries.
Transport of domestic animals
Your contact for the transport of domestic animals in the airline you are travelling with. Most airlines have information on their websites about the transport of pets as hand luggage or have a hotline for questions. Airline contact list
Requirements for foreign citizens wishing to enter Austria
Lost passport, emergency passport
If you have lost your passport, you can apply for the issuance of an emergency passport at the Document Centre at Vienna Airport. You will require a passport photo, 75.90 and proof of identity (e.g. driving licence).
The Document Centre is on level 2. It is accessible from check-in 3, departure level or from the arrivals level.
Identity card instead of passport
The new identity card provides instant identification and can be used in some cases in place of a passport. A list of the countries in which an Austrian identity card is accepted as a travel document can be found on the following link:
Driving licence instead of passport
Travellers must always have a valid passport or identity card with them for all flights including those within the Schengen countries and the EU. Driving licences and similar documents are not recognised as travel documents.
Access to the transit area without a valid boarding pass
The transit area, i.e. the area after the boarding pass control, is not accessible to non-travellers, except for parents accompanying their children (subject to prior notification of the airline), suppliers to the shops (subject to prior notification by the shop) and staff members with valid identification.
Who can I consult regarding complaints connected with security controls?
You can submit complaints connected with security controls directly to the Ombudsman for Security and Security control by e-mail to email@example.com. The contact forms on the Vienna International Airport website can also be used to submit complaints. In addition, suggestions and complaints received at the airport will be passed on to the Ombudsman.
Questions, suggestions and criticisms
Here you can contact our specialist departments directly. Use our contact form to communicate your questions, suggestions or criticisms to the department concerned.
Please note that we cannot give any information about ticket prices, passenger lists, the prices of commercial goods, etc. Information on direct flights and selected connections can be found in our online timetable.
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Environment and aviation
This information platform provides figures, data and facts on approach, noise abatement procedures and minimum noise routes, traffic development and distribution, aircraft noise zones, sustainability and environmental protection measures at Vienna Airport as well as national and international developments. Find more information on the environment and aviation website
Support Programme for local residents
The noise protection programme by Flughafen Wien AG is part of a package of measures agreed in the mediation in connection with the third runway. It is designed to protect health and increase the quality of life of people living near the airport. Find more information on the noise protection programme website
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
The third runway is of vital importance for the future of Vienna International Airport. Information about the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure and details about the construction project of the third runway is provided on our website.