Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation
Due to the Coronavirus infection situation, a temporary lockdown is currently in effect in Austria until the 13 December. While the borders remain open, travel to Austria for touristic purposes will only be possible again after this period. Find all current information here.
From 13 December: That's how the "2-G-rule" works in Austria:
After the end of the current lockdown, the 2-G-rule (proof of full vaccination/past infection) will be in effect again in Austria, as well as FFP2 mask requirements in many areas. To keep locals and visitors safe, the following measures will be in place:
- For hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres etc.), Christmas markets, ski lifts/cable cars and body-related services (such as hairdressers) proof of full vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt). Find more information here.
- For events with 25 people or more proof of full vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).
- COVID tests (both PCR and antigen) are no longer valid as "entry tests".
- FFP2 masks are required on public transport and in all retail businesses and museums.
- 2-dose-vaccinations are valid for 270 days after the second dose. After that a booster jab is required for a valid proof of full vaccination. Attention: The 1-dose vaccine by Johnson & Johnson is only valid until 3 January 2022, after that date a booster jab is required as well.
- Children under 12 years are currently exempt from entry rules; for minors between 12 and 15 years, a solution is being worked on (Exemption: In Vienna, children from the age of 6 require an entry test).
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.