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Current information for your stay in Vienna

Information from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Status: 12/12/2021

Source: WKO Austria and Federal Ministry

Lockdown

From November 22nd, 2021 up to and including December 19th, 2021  it is prohibited to enter accommodation establishments for the purpose of using services throughout Austria.

The following are excluded from this entry ban:

  • People who are already in accommodation as of November 22, 2021, for the duration of the accommodation agreed in advance with the accommodation provider,
  • Care of and assistance for people in need of support,
  • professional reasons that cannot be postponed
  • Satisfying an urgent need for housing (e.g. if your own apartment becomes uninhabitable due to a burst water pipe)
  • Schoolchildren for the purpose of attending school and students for study purposes (boarding schools, apprentice dormitories and student residences) may continue to be accommodated.

The operator may only let in the named guests if they can present a 3G certificate. Guests must also wear a mask.Further information on the entry ban can be found on the website of the Hotel Association of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

After the lockdown, the 2G rule “vaccinated, recovered” applies again

“vaccinated & recovered”

Since November 8th, the obligation to submit proof only applies to persons aged 12 and over.

The operator of business premises of all types of operation in the hospitality industry may only admit customers for the purpose of purchasing goods or using services of the hospitality industry if they can produce proof of 2G.

Exceptions:

a vaccination, recovery or PCR test certificate is sufficient in the following cases:

  • for persons who are already in accommodation at the time this provision comes into force, for the duration of the accommodation agreed in advance with the accommodation provider,
  • for the purpose of looking after and providing assistance to people in need of support,
  • for professional reasons that cannot be postponed,
  • to satisfy an urgent need for housing,
  • by spa guests in a spa that is organized in accordance with Section 42a of the Hospital and Spa Act (KAKuG), Federal Law Gazette No. 1/1957, as an accommodation facility with an attached outpatient clinic in accordance with Section 2, Paragraph 1, Item 5 of the KAKuG,
  • by patients in a rehabilitation facility that is organized as an accommodation facility with an attached outpatient clinic in accordance with Section 2, Paragraph 1, Item 5 of the KAKuG,
  • by pupils for the purpose of going to school and students for study purposes (boarding schools, apprentice dormitories and student dormitories).

Written confirmation is required for these exceptions.

Entry and exit Austria:

valid certificate or medical certificate of a negative test for COVID-19 using a PCR test not older than 48 hours from the time the sample was taken).
Proof of vaccination with a vaccine listed in Appendix C of the ordinance.
Proof of recovery (infection in the previous 180 days).
According to the new entry regulations, if you stay in the ten days prior to entry only in Austria and countries listed in Appendix 1 (including Germany), “proof of a low epidemiological risk” must be provided. If no proof can be presented, electronic registration is required before entry and a COVID-19 test is to be carried out at the latest 24 hours after entry at your own expense.

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