Arrival and departure
All immigration regulations imposed because of the pandemic have been lifted: 3G proof (tested, vaccinated, recovered) is no longer needed upon arrival. It is therefore possible to enter Austria from all countries of the world again without any restrictions.
Vienna International Airport
- You can find information on ongoing flight operations at Vienna Airport on the airport's website. The requirement to wear FFP2 masks at the airport will be lifted on June 1, 2022.
- Services operated by the City Airport Train CAT from the airport to Wien Mitte Station will resume on March 29, 2022. Smooth transfers from and to the airport are provided by trains of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and buses. ÖBB guarantees that its trains are cleaned and disinfected several times daily. Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory on all trains within Vienna.
- Alternative ways to travel from/to the airport to/from Vienna
- Free PCR gargle tests are available on all ÖBB Nightjet trains travelling to Vienna. The test kits are handed out by staff on board the trains and can be handed in upon arrival in Vienna at one of 620 REWE stores. If handed in before 9 a.m., the result will be available within 24 hours. More details
Travel within Austria
Of course, it is also possible to travel within Austria. In Vienna, an FFP2 mask must be worn on all forms of public transport as well as in enclosed stops, stations, and platforms (this is currently recommended outside Vienna, but not mandatory).
Please inform yourself on the official pages of your home destination about the entry regulations there or about what kind of test you have to bring for your journey home.
- Should you have to quarantine in Vienna, you will be accommodated and provided for by the City of Vienna.
- For everyone infected with the Omicron variant, a quarantine period of at least 10 days applies in Vienna until further notice.
- It is possible to end quarantine early with a negative molecular biological test. The quarantine may be broken to leave the accommodation to take the test.
People with severe disease may test to release not earlier than ten days after the onset of symptoms (with a negative PCR test or a positive test with a Ct value or 30 or higher) if they have been symptom free for 48 hours.
People with light disease may test to release after five days if they have been symptom free for 48 hours and the PCR test result is negative or the Ct value is 30 or higher.
Ending isolation without a negative test: Release from quarantine if the ill person has been symptom free for 48 hours and continues to restrict their activities for a further five days (requirement to wear an FFP2 mask when in contact with other people, no access to health facilities, restaurants, fitness studios or large-scale events). It is also possible to test to release from the further five days of restricted activity (negative PCR test result or positive test result with a Ct value greater than or equal to 30)
- Complete information on testing options in Vienna
- Quarantine may be ended before the ten-day period is up for the purpose of departing from Austria. All efforts must be made to minimize the risk of infection wherever possible upon departure.
- The following applies to contact persons: There is no longer any distinction made between K1 and K2 people. You are no longer considered to be a contact person when you have been vaccinated three times or if everyone involved was wearing an FFP2 mask. That also applies to children who have not yet received a third vaccination. The following applies to everyone classified as contact persons: Testing to leave quarantine early is possible from the fifth day with a negative PCR test.
That means tested – vaccinated – recovered:
- Molecular test (e.g. PCR test) valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling. In Vienna, PCR tests are only valid for 48 hours.
- Antigen test of an authorized provider: valid for 24 hours from the time of sampling.
- Proof of recovery: medical or official confirmation of recovery from an infection in the last 180 days, confirmed by a molecular-biological method (e.g. with a PCR test).
Vaccinated people (requirements):
- The second vaccination, which must have been administered in the last 270 days and at least 14 days must have elapsed between this vaccine and the first one; or
- 21 days have passed since being vaccinated for vaccines that are given as a single dose and which have been administered in the last 270 days;
- a vaccination, provided that a positive molecular-biological test result (e.g. PCR test) for SARS-CoV-2 or proof of neutralizing antibodies was available at least 21 days prior to being vaccinated and the vaccination must have been administered within the last 270 days; or
- an additional vaccination ("booster"), which must have been administered in the last 270 days. At least 14 days must have passed between the 1st and the 2nd vaccination, and at least 90 days between the 2nd and the 3rd vaccination.
- Recovery from the virus (within a period of 180 days) after a second vaccination (which was administered max. 270 days previously) is equal to an additional vaccination ("booster").