Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation
The government are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in Austria and introducing measures where needed. Please always check both Austrian and your home country's regulations before travelling.
Last update: 19 April
At the moment, a lockdown is in effect in Austria. Tourism and leisure travel are not possible.
First steps towards a reopening have been taken in the province of Vorarlberg, where restaurants and cultural institutions have been allowed to open (subject to strict rules). Other provinces may take steps towards reopening in May (details are currently being drawn up). We will update this page as new information becomes available.
The following measures are currently in effect:
- Hotels are closed to leisure travellers/tourists.
- Restaurants and bars can only offer takeout/delivery services. Dining in is not permitted (except in the province of Vorarlberg). FFP2 masks are required when picking up food.
- A landing ban for flights from South Africa and Brazil is in effect.
- Entry regulations are in effect. Additional local rules for certain regions with high COVID numbers may be in effect (please check locally; find a German-language list here).
- Shops, museums, libraries, and zoos are open. All shoppers and visitors must wear FFP2 masks.
- All other culture and leisure facilities such as theatres, cinemas, gyms, pools, and amusement parks are closed. Certain exemptions apply in the province of Vorarlberg.
- Events such as concerts, plays etc. are cancelled. Certain exemptions apply to the province of Vorarlberg.
- Hairdressers and similar service providers are open; negative COVID-19 tests are required for customers.
- Cable cars and ski areas are allowed to open. Hotels are however still closed and entry regulations (quarantine requirement - see below) are in effect. De facto, skiing is only possible for locals.
- A stay-at-home order is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- You are required to keep a minimum distance of 2 m (6.5 ft) to people from other households.
- FFP2 masks are required on public transport and in other public spaces.
Additional measures in Vienna and Lower Austria until 2 May:
- Non-essential shops are closed, museums are closed, and a stay-at-home order is in effect 24/7.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.
Latest News at a Glance
19 April: The stricter rules in Vienna and Lower Austria will stay in effect until at least 2 May.
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- World Health Organization Europe
- USA: Department of Health and Human Services
- Travel Advice on GOV.UK
- Australian Department of Health