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: 0845 850 2829.
US Department of State
British Embassy in Austria
Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Vienna
Tel: 00 (43) (1) 716130
Austrian Embassy in the UK
18 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HU, UK
Tel: (020) 7344 3250.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1200 (personal callers); 0900-1645 (telephone enquiries); 0900-1200 (visa section); 1400-1600 (telephone visa enquiries).
Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) in the UK
9-11 Richmond Buildings, off Dean Street, London W1D 3HF, UK
Tel: (020) 7440 3830 or 0845 101 1818 (holiday information and brochure request line).
www.austria.info/uk or www.austriatourism.com/uk
No personal callers.
Embassy of the Republic of Austria in the USA
3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 895 6700 or 6711 (consular section).
Austrian Tourist Office (ATO) in the USA
120 West 45th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10036, USA
Tel: (212) 575 7723 or 944 6880.