Austria Risk Assessment Country Guide 

Doing Business in Austria

With views of the soaring mountain peaks of the Alps, historical architecture and cultural landmarks, Austria is  an attractive destination for expats and foreign travelers alike. The country , landlocked in central Europe, is home to more than 8 million people. It also has one of the richest economies in the world, with strong service, industrial and agricultural sectors. 

According to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), more than 730,000 British nationals travel to Austria each year. Although most trips are uneventful, there are still a number of risks associated with life abroad. Winter weather can cause problems, and there is a danger of avalanches in some regions of the country. There is also an underlying threat of terrorism.

Due to these risks and others, you may want to consider appropriate international insurance prior to leaving for Austria. Adequate cover can reduce the financial impact of life abroad.

  • Health
  • Safety & Security
  • Terrorism

Medical facilities in Austria are similar to those found in the US and the UK. Before leaving your home country, however, you should contact your primary care physician to discuss any possible vaccinations or other preventative measures.

Clements Worldwide offers expat health insurance coverage. This policy includes USD 5 million in health care benefits, and allows you to choose any number of doctors across the world. Clements coverage enables flexible payment plans, choice of deductible and optional War and Terrorism coverage. This extends your policy to include illness or injury caused by an act of war and terrorism. 

In the event of serious injury or illness, evacuation may be necessary to reach appropriate services. A Medical Evacuation and Repatriation insurance policy from Clements covers expenses to transport you to a capable medical facility in case a local medical center isn’t able to provide adequate treatment.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Austria.

Source: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide

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The political climate in Austria is relatively stable. However, it may be advisable to avoid all public gatherings and large demonstrations.

A Personal Accident insurance policy from Clements protects your organization’s employees and their families’ financial stability following an accident, regardless of whether it occurs on the job or during personal time. Coverage begins at USD 100,000 per person.

Road conditions are generally adequate across Austria. All drivers have to be over the age of 18 and carry a high visibility warning vest, first aid kit and warning triangle inside the vehicle at all times. According to the UK Department for Transport, there were 522 road deaths in the country in 2012. That equals 6.2 road deaths per 100,000 of the population.There is also a ban on all trucks over 7.5 tons without a trailer or over 3.5 tons with one on Saturdays between 3:00 p.m. and midnight, all Sundays and public holidays. 

Clements offers overseas car insurance, which includes Physical Damage, Third Party Liability, and Excess Liability coverage. With flexible deductible options and fast claims processing, your policy will provide coverage for your vehicle fleet whether it’s on the road, parked or transported abroad.

An optional Political Violence extension is also recommended, which broadens the coverage to include strikes, riots, malicious damage, sabotage, war, terrorism or civil unrest.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Austria.

Source: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide

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There is an underlying threat of terrorism in Austria. Attacks could be random, and target locations often visited by expats and tourists, including hotels, bars and restaurants.

A Political violence insurance policy from Clements offers the right coverage against the risks of civil unrest, war, riots, looting, and acts of terrorism.

Clements also provides a Kidnap and Ransom insurance policy, which ensures financial assistance following a kidnapping, such as independent investigations, negotiations, and the arrangement and delivery of funds.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Austria.

Source: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide

Contact a Clements Representative for Insurance Solutions