Current information for your stay in Vienna
Information from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
Entry to Austria:
The 3-G requirement (vaccinated, recovered or tested) applies to arrivals from all countries). PCR tests (max. 72 hours old) and antigen tests (max. 24 hours old) are permitted. Excluded are antigen tests for self-administration (“home tests”). Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from having to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test (3-G proof).
- Hotels: Hotel guests do not have to provide any G-proof. However, the 2-G rule applies to dining areas in hotels in Vienna (valid certificate of recovery or vaccination). Please note that some Viennese hotels have voluntarily decided to retain the 2-G rule. We therefore ask you to check which specific rules apply at your booked hotel or accommodation before you depart for Vienna. Further information on Vienna’s hotels here.
- Dining: 2-G rule
- Hospitals: 2.5-G rule for visitors (valid certificate of recovery or vaccination) or negative PCR test result that is not more than 48 hours old.
- Sport: The 2-G rule continues to apply to indoor sports.
Requirement to wear an FFP2 mask:
- In leisure and cultural facilities (theaters, movie theaters, cabarets, concert halls, museums, exhibitions, libraries and bookstores)
- At indoor events (exception: Indoor sports – the 2-G rule applies here, for which a mask does not have to be worn)
- For customers in stores and for services provided in close physical proximity (hair salons, massage, …)
- On public transport (also inside station buildings), hospitals
- In hotels (excluding the dining area, fitness studio, sauna, and the rented hotel room).
Validity of tests
In Vienna, PCR test results must continue to be no more than 48 hours old; antigen tests from an authorized provider (pharmacies, test centers) are valid for 24 hours. “Home tests” are not accepted.
Testing possibilities in Vienna
Rules for children and adolescents
- There are no admission rules for children up to 5 years of age.
- Children aged 6 years and up need an entry test for those areas in which a G-rule applies to adults. For children from 6 to 12 years of age (plus a maximum of 3 months), the 3-G rule applies – instead of the 2G or 2.5G rule. PCR tests are valid for 48 hours and antigen tests are valid for 24 hours. A completely filled out “Ninja Pass” is also valid on weekends.
- For children from twelve to 15 years of age, the 2.5-G rule (vaccinated or recovered or PCR test) applies – instead of the 2.5-G rule. For this age group, PCR tests are valid for 48 hours. The “Ninja Pass” is not valid as an entry test, each PCR (school) test is valid individually.
The following applies as proof of entry for vaccinated people:
- Vaccination with a vaccine approved by the EMA (Biontec/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).
- The proof of vaccination for fully vaccinated people is valid for 270 days from the date of the second vaccination.
- Since January 3, 2022, people who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccination must receive a booster vaccination (ideally with a Biotech/Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) in order to be able to provide proof that they have either been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid (2-G proof).
- The vaccination is valid for 360 days from the date of the vaccination for recovered people who have been vaccinated once.
- The third vaccination (or the second vaccination for those who have had one shot or who have recovered from Covid) is valid for 270 days.
- Validity of the digital Covid certificate (Green Pass): Six months for the double-vaccinated, nine months for people who have received three vaccinations.