Current coronavirus regulations in Vienna
- You can enter Austria without documentary requirements or evidence (vaccinated - tested - recovered).
- The campaign Alles gurgelt! (Everything gargles!) of the City of Vienna offers free PCR gargle tests and runs until June 30, 2023. Test kits can be picked up in all BIPA outlets in Vienna. The tests can be performed on the spot and handed in at one of the drop-off points (Billa, Billa Plus, Bipa, Penny, BP-Merkur Inside, Jet-Billa Stop & Shop, Shell-Billa unterwegs, ÖBB Travel Centers at Vienna Main Station and Wien Meidling, ÖBB Travel Offices at Vienna Main Station and Vienna Westbahnhof). The test result will be available within 24 hours and is valid for 72 hours.
Alles gurgelt! for tourists
- Guests can have a PCR or antigen test performed at any one of dozens of drugstores in Vienna. An appointment is required. If you have an Austrian E-Card/social insurance, you can be tested free of charge after registering.
- Numerous private laboratories in Vienna offer the possibility to get PCR and antigen tests. You can find a selection in a list from the Ministry of Health. Fast PCR test results are provided in just a few hours by companies like DermaCare and Trinicum Diagnostics at locations in the city center.
- Hotel guests can have a PCR test performed in their hotel via the service DeliveryTest. Trained couriers collect the samples.
- Testing option at Vienna International Airport in the Health Center
If you suspect that you are infected with coronavirus, 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. Should you fall sick in Vienna, you'll be well looked after.
In case of illness – until June 30, 2023
Requirements for free movement apply in Austria in case of illness until June 30, 2023: People who test positive do not have to quarantine themselves and can, if they do not feel ill, largely participate in public life. Such individuals are subject to the 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 restriction on free movement 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.
General tips on how to behave & hygiene measures
- You can find the current coronavirus measures for Vienna and Austria on the website of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
- Travel information of Austrian Airlines
- General information of the City of Vienna
- General information of the Ministry of Health (in German only)
- Information of the WHO in English (World Health Organization)