Health Insurance

If you’re an EU citizen, a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), available from your healthcare provider, covers you for most emergency medical care in Austria.

Travellers from countries with reciprocal healthcare agreements with Austria will be covered for treatment costs here; travellers from those countries without reciprocal agreements – including the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – will need to purchase travel health insurance for their trip.

Make sure you get a policy that covers you for the worst possible scenario, such as an accident requiring an emergency flight home. Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures, and whether it covers all activities (like skiing or climbing).