Sat in the heart of the European mainland, Austria is a landlocked nation of around 8.5million people and the UK is one of its major trading partners. The UK is Austria’s eighth largest export destination and its fourth largest export market for services.
So if you do business across Europe, there’s a decent chance you have connections in Austria.
Although travel time between the two countries is just a shade over two hours, constantly commuting between London and Vienna is hardly a cost-effective way to keep in touch. It’s also not possible under current lockdown restrictions. Communicating via international conference call, on the other hand, is both cost-effective and convenient.
And here’s how you can do that in just a few simple steps using nothing more than a landline or mobile phone…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Austria
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call, choose UK and Austria dial-in codes, then click ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email and to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 033 3006 7775 (landline) +44 33 3006 7775 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
– Austria participants dial 0820-400600 (from landlines) or 0820-955955 (from mobiles)
Your conference call can now begin!
Where is Austria?
Austria is a landlocked nation, in the heart of central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
What’s the best time to call Austria from the UK?
Being in central Europe, Austria is just an hour ahead of the UK, so business times should be more or less the same.
What is the FCO advice on travelling to Austria?
Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.
Almost a million UK nationals visit Austria every year, most of which without incident, and the changing weather conditions are arguably the main concern.
The crime rate is relatively low, but you should be as vigilant as you are when travelling in the UK. Be aware of pickpockets and never keep your passport and money in the same place, and try not to carry your passport around with you.
If you are travelling to rural areas, always check the local weather reports and prepare for extreme changes in the conditions, being sure to carry a a map, compass, GPS and telecommunication equipment should always be used when travelling outside urban areas. Don’t undertake any activity alone, and consider hiring a guide for expert advice. Always leave copies of your itinerary with someone.