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Hotels, restaurants, museums, theaters, musicals, opera, stores, services provided in close physical proximity, and sports venues are open to vaccinated people and people who have recovered from Covid-19. Stricter regulations with either 2G+ (vaccinated or recovered plus a negative Covid test) or 3G+ (must have had the third vaccine and also be PCR-tested) apply to events. Please contact the organizer for information.

Currently applicable in Vienna:

  • Lockdown for people without proof of vaccination or recovery: People who have no proof of either vaccination or recovery may only leave their accommodation for important supplies (e.g. food, medicines), to go to work, and for recreation.
  • Vaccinated or recovered (2G rule) for Christmas markets, all stores, fitness studios, services provided in close physical proximity (e.g. hairdressers, masseurs), events with 25 or more people, and for restaurants and hotels.
    Since December 27, 2021, the following applies to events: up to 500 people: FFP2 mask requirement and 2G; up to 1,000 people: FFP2 mask requirement and 2G+ (additional valid PCR test); up to 2,000 people 3G+ (3rd vaccination and additionally PCR tested).
  • Restaurants are open: Staff and customers must wear an FFP2 mask on the way to and from the table or to allocated seats at the bar. Customers must wear an FFP2 mask on the way to their table or as soon as they leave their table. Restaurant staff will also wear an FFP2 mask. Guests must also register themselves. Closing time is 10.00 pm.
  • Hotels have been open again since December 20, 2021.
  • FFP2 masks must be worn in all indoor spaces that are not private areas, i.e. for all stores and for services provided in close physical proximity.
  • From January 11, 2022, FFP2 masks must be worn outdoors when the two meter distance cannot be maintained (for example, in pedestrian zones, when waiting in line, or in group gatherings).

Testing possibilities in Vienna

Rules for children:

  • Children under the age of 6 years are exempt from having to provide proof.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from curfew restrictions.
  • School-age children from 6 to 12 years must show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test where access is regulated by restrictions.
  • For children from 6 to 12 years of age (plus a maximum of 3 months), PCR tests are valid for 72 and antigen tests for 48 hours. The fully stickered "Ninja Pass" is valid as proof of entry.
  • School-age children from 12 to 15 years of age must provide proof of vaccination, recovery or having taken a PCR test. PCR tests are valid for 48 hours.
  • A single valid PCR school test from the Ninja Pass is also valid as proof for children in this age group.
  • Antigen self-tests are no longer accepted as entry tests
  • A nose-mouth protection obligation applies to children from the 6th birthday. An FFP2 mask obligation applies from the age of 14 years.
  • Children under 6 years of age do not have to wear a mask.

Public transport

  • Wearing FFP2 masks on public transport is mandatory.
  • Public transport in Vienna is not subject to any restrictions. An FFP2 mask must be worn inside the station buildings of public transport providers and on all forms of public transport. The subways will run 24 hours a day again on weekends and before public holidays.
  • It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask in taxis.
  • Services operated by the City Airport Train CAT from the airport to Wien Mitte Station are expected to resume in spring 2022. Nevertheless, there are ways to travel between the airport and city center.

Public life takes place as follows:

  • Events (indoors and outdoors)
    without assigned seating: max. 25 persons, FFP2 masks are mandatory, and 2G (vaccinated or recovered).
    with allocated seating, the following scale applies:
    • max. 500 persons: FFP2 masks are mandatory and 2G (vaccinated or recovered).
      • max. 1,000 persons: FFP2 masks are mandatory and 2G+ (vaccinated or recovered plus a negative covid test which is no older that 72 hours).
      • max. 2,000 persons: FFP2 masks are mandatory and 3G+ (must have had the third vaccine and also be PCR-tested).
  • FFP2 masks must be worn in all retail outlets.
  • All visitors to museums, libraries, bookstores, archives, and indoor leisure facilities must show that they have been vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19, and must wear an FFP2 mask.
  • Service provided in close physical proximity such as hairdressers, beauty salons, and fitness studios are open. Admission only for people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid. It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask.

Hotels and restaurants:

  • Hotels: Only vaccinated, and recovered persons are allowed to stay overnight in Vienna's hotels. Exception: Guests who visit a hotel for professional reasons that cannot be postponed or to satisfy an urgent need for accommodation can also present negative proof of vaccination, recovery or a PCR test. Information for hotel guests
  • Food and drink outlets: Admission to bars and restaurants is permitted only for recovered and vaccinated people. Guests of such establishments must register themselves. Closing time is 10.00 pm.
    No proof is required for the collection of food and drinks.
  • Late-night restaurants remain closed.

The following applies as proof of entry for vaccinated people:

  • Vaccination with a vaccine approved by the EMA (Biontec/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson)
  • The proof of vaccination for fully vaccinated people is valid for 270 days from the date of the second vaccination.
  • People who have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccination must receive a booster vaccination by January 3, 2022 (ideally with Biotech/Pfizer or Moderna) in order to be able to provide proof that they have either been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid.
  • The vaccination is valid for 360 days from the date of the vaccination for recovered people who have been vaccinated once.
  • The third vaccination (or the second vaccination for those who have had one shot or who have recovered from Covid) is valid for 270 days.
  • From February 1, 2022, the Green Pass is only valid for six months for the double-vaccinated – the validity remains nine months for people who have received three vaccinations.

Information for visitors to Vienna

Our Tourist Info offices at Albertina Platz, at Vienna Main Station, and at Vienna International Airport are open. Here you will find current information on the Tourist Info offices.

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