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news from 15th of September 2021 - For children under 12, the old rules remain in force.

  • Hotels, restaurants, night clubs etc. are open. Find protective measures here.

  • Shops, museums, culture and leisure facilities are open. Events can take place again under strict protective measures. Informations here

  • Entry regulations are in effect.

  • For almost all public indoor and some outdoor spaces (hotels, restaurants, events etc.), you will need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection. Find more information on these so-called "entry tests" here.

  • Face masks are required on public transport and in other public spaces.

  • The following additional rules will go into effect on 15 September:

    Antigen tests only valid for 24 h as entry tests for restaurants, hotels etc. (this does not apply to entering the country)
    FFP2 masks required for everyone on public transport, in cable cars, and essential businesses such as supermarkets, chemists, petrol stations, banks
    FFP2 masks required in all shops and museums for those that are not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID
    Proof of vaccination, past infection, or negative test required for events and gatherings of 25 people and more

  • 14 September: 2-dose vaccinations are now valid for entering Austria for 360 days after the second dose.
    Depending on the situation in Austria's intensive care units, even stricter rules may be imposed during the autumn.

    Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.

    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Anybody entering Austria has to show any one of these three documents:

    Negative COVID Test You need to show a PCR test no older than 72 hours OR an antigen test no older than 48 hours. (For travellers from certain countries, only PCR tests are valid, please see below.) Tests need to be issued by a medical authority; self-tests are valid for 24 hours only if the result is entered into an official data processing system. Children under 12 do not need to show a test.

    Vaccine Certificate The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognised: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. (Please be aware that this only applies to entering the country. Sinovac/Sinopharm are not valid for entering hotels, restaurants etc. within Austria.) You are considered vaccinated:

    if you have received both doses of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria or Covishield), BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, or Sinovac; OR
    starting on the 22nd day after your one Johnson & Johnson dose; OR
    if you have had a COVID infection and have received one vaccination dose (proof of past infection required).
    The vaccine certificate is valid for 360 days after the 2nd dose for 2-dose vaccines. In people with a past infection + one vaccination, it is valid for 360 days after that one dose. If you have had a third/additional/booster vaccination, it is valid for 360 days from the third jab. For vaccines that require only one dose, it is valid from the 22nd day for 270 days from vaccination.

    Proof of Past Infection
    You can enter Austria for 180 days after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proof of neutralising antibodies is valid for 90 days from the test date.

    What proof is accepted?

    Proof of negative test, vaccination, or past infection can be a doctor's certificate, an official test result, a vaccination certificate/vaccination card/vaccine passport (including a pdf from an electronic vaccine passport, either on your phone or as a hard copy), or an official/medical certificate proving a past infection, either in German or English. If your original certificate is not in English or German, please use this official health certificate in English or in German as proof.


    Who can enter Austria? Additional requirements depending on country:
    a) Travellers from safe countries with low incidence rate
    Travellers from countries with a low incidence rate (see list below) who can show proof of negative test/vaccination/past infection can enter the country for tourism purposes without needing to self-isolate. This currently includes most European countries and some non-European countries. You need to have spent the past 10 days within these countries (or Austria) only.



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