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Your safe stay in Vienna

Public life in Vienna can (almost) take place as usual under special conditions. For most areas, proof of testing, recovery or vaccination (the first shot) must be presented. Find out where to get tested in Vienna here:

Testing options in Vienna

Current guidelines and regulations

A prerequisite for visiting pubs, hotels and cultural events, as well as outdoor pools and other recreational venues, is either a negative coronavirus test, proof of vaccination or a doctor's confirmation of recovery. PCR tests are valid for 72 hours and antigen tests for 48 hours. The requirement to present proof applies in Vienna to persons 6 years of age and older.

  • Hotels: Tested, vaccinated and recovered persons may stay in Viennese hotels again. Information for hotel guests
  • Gastronomy & Nightlife: Access to restaurants and bars is only allowed for tested, recovered and vaccinated persons. To visit a disco or nightclub you have to present a proof of vaccination (at least the first shot) or a negative PCR-Test. Guests must register up to and including July 22. Masks and closing hours are no longer mandatory. Bars, nightclubs and discos are open. Premises may be filled to 75 % of maximum capacity.  From July 22, there are no more capacity restrictions.
  • Events: Large events are possible again without restrictions for vaccinated, recovered and tested persons. No masks are required.
  • Cultural and leisure facilities (museums, theaters, concert halls, operas, cinemas, zoos, outdoor pools, gyms and non public sports facilities, amusement parks e.g. Prater,) are open. The access regulation for tested, recovered or vaccinated persons applies, and masks are compulsory in certain areas.
  • In museums, libraries, and archives masks are mandatory but no further proof is needed.
  • Service providers who work close to the body, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, are open. Access for tested, recovered and vaccinated persons. Masks are not required.

For persons vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine, the following regulations apply:

  • The initial vaccination is valid from the 22nd day after the 1st dose for a maximum of 3 months from the date of vaccination.
  • The 2nd dose extends the validity period by an additional 6 months (thus a total of 9 months from the 1st dose).
  • Vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled (e.g., from Johnson & Johnson) are valid for a total of 9 months from the date of vaccination beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.
  • For recovered individuals who have previously been vaccinated once, the vaccination is valid for 9 months from the date of vaccination.

Mask requirements & distancing regulations

  • Nose-mouth protection (masks) must be worn in retail outlets, public transportation, enclosed public places, and museums. FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory, but may still be worn.
  • Face shields or chin visors are no longer considered mouth-to-nose protection.
  • In public places and outdoors, a minimum distance of one meter applies to persons who do not live in the same household.

Public transport

  • Public transport in Vienna is not restricted. Masks are compulsory when entering the station buildings of public transport providers and in all public transport vehicles. The subways are running 24 hours a day again on weekends and before public holidays.
  • Masks are mandatory in Taxis.
  •  The City Airport Train CAT from the airport to Wien Mitte station has suspended operations until further notice. You can still get from the airport to the city center.

The following Tourist-Infos are open for you:

  • Albertinaplatz daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Main Station daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Vienna Airport daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.