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Requirements for staying overnight in a hotel in Vienna

No G-proof (of coronavirus vaccination, recovery or testing) is required in hotels. Wearing an FFP2 mask is not mandatory.

Full information on public and cultural life in Vienna during the coronavirus pandemic and an overview of the current coronavirus rules in Vienna can be found here.

Safe Stay seal

As a sought-after travel destination, Vienna defined stringent safety and hygiene rules for accommodation providers from the outset. To go with these, there is now also a special safety seal called Safe Stay, which was developed by the Vienna Economic Chamber in cooperation with the Vienna Tourist Board. A COVID-19 officer and regular checks of employees are just two of the measures. An all-round carefree package ensures that guests staying at designated Viennese hotels (identifiable by the poster at the hotel entrance) can relax with peace of mind.

You can find all certified hotels in our hotel search.

Testing for hotel guests – best practice:

Getting tested regularly is recommended for your own safety and to keep the risk of infection for others as low as possible.

  • The campaign Alles gurgelt! from the City of Vienna: Many Viennese hotels offer free PCR gargle tests  for their guests. These can be taken on site and either returned to reception or taken to one of the drop-off stations (Billa, Billa Plus, Bipa, Penny, BP-Merkur Inside, Jet-Billa Stop & Shop, Shell-Billa unterwegs, ÖBB travel centers at Vienna Main Station and Vienna Meidling Station, ÖBB travel agencies in Vienna Main Station and Vienna Westbahnhof Station). The result is available within 24 hours and is valid for 48 hours.
  • Everything gargles! for tourists
  • In cooperation with the Vienna Medical Center, the Hotel Sacher offers its guests the possibility to get tested for COVID-19. The tests are performed in the guests’ rooms by a doctor using a throat swab. The result is available within 3-6 hours on average; the guest will receive a health certificate via email and can use it as required as confirmation for the return journey. You can find more information on the offer on the website of the Hotel Sacher.
  • Guests staying at all hotels in Vienna can utilize the service of DeliveryTest. A courier will come right to the hotel to collect the sample for a PCR test.

General tips on how to behave & hygiene measures (German only)

Throat swab for corona testing
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