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The initial restrictions imposed by the Austrian Federal Government will be lifted on May 1, 2020. The minimum distance of one metre to persons with whom one does not live in a common household must still be observed in public. The obligation to wear masks in shops, public transport, public buildings and taxis remains in force.
Important information at a glance
- As at: May 25, 2020
- Health hotline (in case of suspected infection only!): 1450 (24 hours)
- Coronavirus information hotline: 0800 555 621 (24 hours)
Public life in Vienna
- Hotels may reopen on May, 29 2020. This means that guests can once again spend the night in one of Vienna's many hotels. Under certain conditions, training courses as well as education and further training in seminar rooms are also possible again (e.g. mouth-and-nose protection, maximum 100 persons, minimum distance: at least 1 metre).
- The Prater and the swimming pools will open again on May 29, 2020.
- Our Tourist Info in the city centre (Albertinaplatz) is open daily from 10am - 6pm. The Tourist-Info at the main railway station and at Vienna Airport will remain closed for the time being.
- Shops are open again. The obligation to wear masks remains in force and a safety distance of one meter must still be maintained. The number of people allowed in a shop at any one time depends on the size of the sales area.
- Public transport in Vienna is NOT restricted. Masks are compulsory in all public transport, including taxis and transport service providers.
- Restaurants, bars and coffee houses are open between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. under certain conditions. Per table 4 adults plus their children are allowed. More people at one table are allowed if they live in the same household. Service personnel must wear a mouth and nose protector, guests do not have to wear a mouth and nose protector at the table. Guests must sit at one table, serving at the bar is not allowed. Reservation is recommended.
- Many sights and museums are already open again.
Details of the open museums
Details of the open sights
Theatres, opera houses and concert halls will remain closed for the time being.
- The Vienna parks, the Federal Gardens (Schönbrunn Palace Park, the Augarten, the Burggarten, the Volksgarten and the Belvedere Garden) and playgrounds are open. Please keep the prescribed distance of at least one meter.
- Indoor leisure facilities, gyms and swimming pools will open with restrictions on May 29, 2020.
- Since April 27, 2020 the short-term parking-zones are effective again.
- Until further notice, no events will take place until May 28, 2020. From May 29, 2020 indoor and outdoor events are permitted for up to 100 people. From July 1, 2020, the upper limit will be raised to 250 people, cinemas will also be allowed to open. From August 1, 2020, indoor events with up to 500 people will be possible, for events with up to 1,000 people a special prevention concept is required. For outdoor events, up to 750 visitors will be permitted from August 1, 2020 (up to 1,250 persons with a special prevention concept).
- All planned major events will be cancelled up to August 31, 2020.
Information on arrival
- Austrian Airlines is temporarily suspending regular flight operations. The Laudamotion aircrafts will also remain on the ground. Wizz Air will resume flights to and from Vienna on May 1, 2020. All current information on flights to and from Vienna can be found on the Vienna Airport website.
- Vienna International Airport offers the possibility of a molecular biological Corona/Covid 19 test (PCR test). The result is available within about 3 hours. Arriving passengers who do not have a health certificate can have themselves tested at the airport. If the result is negative, the prescribed 14-day quarantine can be suspended upon arrival in Austria. Passengers departing from Vienna can prove that they are free of Corona with the health certificate when entering another country. But please note: The validity depends on the entry regulations and is subject to the approval of the respective national authorities at the destination. Further details
- The City Airport Train to and from the airport will cease operation on March 19, 2020. The airport buses have adjusted their timetables.
- Some countries are currently warning against travelling to Austria. Please check with the relevant authorities in your country.
Current information can also be found on the website of the Ministry of European and International Affairs.
- Further travel restrictions: Please check with the relevant authorities in your home country or with the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
- The borders with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are to be reopened on June 15, 2020.
- The ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) has resumed full operation.
- Cancellation of holidays: Please contact your tour operator or insurance company direct.
Suspicion of infection
- If you suspect that you are infected, please stay in your room and avoid gatherings of people and public transport.
- Call the health hotline on 1450: You will be looked after by medical staff over the phone and given further information.