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.
Since August 1, 2022: Requirements for free movement replace quarantine.
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.
Requirements for free movement for people who test positive
Since August 1, 2022, people who test positive no longer have to enter quarantine and can, if they do not feel sick, participate in most aspects of public life. In accordance with government regulations, these people are subject to requirements for free movement and a general requirement to wear an FFP2 mask. Entry prohibitions apply in especially sensitive areas.
- For people with a positive antigen or PCR test result, a 10-day period of free movement requirements applies. They can test to release after 5 days with a negative test result or a CT value over 30.
- The prerequisite for participation in public life involves wearing an FFP2 mask at all times. People who test positive must wear an FFP2 mask outside of their home in all enclosed spaces and on public transport. If it is not possible to maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters outdoors or if people from outside the household come to visit, an FFP2 must also be worn.
- People who test positive are prohibited from entering health facilities, senior homes and facilities for the disabled, kindergartens or primary schools.
- Complete information on testing options in Vienna
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").