Update on COVID-19 in Austria

10 facts you need to know about Austria right now
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We finally meet again! As of June 21, Austria lifted border restrictions for arrivals from 32 countries! This means that neither quarantine nor a negative COVID19 test will be necessary when entering Austria. Three European countries are exempt from these relaxations: Sweden, Great Britain and Portugal. Entry by air is prohibited to third-country nationals from states outside the Schengen area.

The mouth and nose protector must only be worn in public transport, supermarkets, health care and services where the one-metre distance cannot be maintained and by August 1st indoor events up to 500 participants will be allowed. Hotels, museums and restaurants are open.

The business magazine “Forbes” has also published a list of the World’s 100 safest countries in terms of Covid-19. Austria ranks sixth among the top 10.

Vienna Airport has been selected by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a test airport for developing international standards for COVID19 safety measures in aviation. Numerous measures which have already been successfully implemented in Vienna and new findings from practical operations will be incorporated into European future regulations.

In order to guarantee safety, Austria will be one of the first countries to implement nationwide COVID-19 testing for travel and tourism industry employees, with the goal of regular tests for 65,000 sector employees by July 2020.

Ready, steady, go! The best time to visit Austria is….ANYTIME!

Vienna is the only capital city in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits. About 700 hectares of Vienna’s surface is covered by vineyards! Step out from the historical center and find yourself in in the vineyards along Vienna’s hills…now imagine any place you’ve felt so comfortable: taste the young wines produced with Vienna’s grapes, relax at the sunset with an Austrian mixed cold cut at Heurige, the traditional Viennese Wine Tavern.

The unique combination of lakes and mountains is paraphs Austria’s feature. In Summertime, you can immerse yourself in imperial splendour on a city trip, climb Alpine summits or spend lazy days at a deep blue lake: only in Austria all this is possible in on day!

In December stroll around the passages and the tiny streets of Vienna and Salzburg and you will find yourself inebriated by the truly authentic spirit of the Christmas markets with the sweet smell of Mulled wine, the roasting chestnuts, the craft stands selling beeswax candles, wooden toys and handmade Christmas decorations.

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Update on COVID-19 in Austria

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The measures implemented by the Austrian Federal Government and the discipline of the Austrian people have taken effect. The number of new infections in Austria is continuing to decrease and the strict measures for the containment of the coronavirus can, therefore, be loosened in a step by step process. Austria is currently in a phase of gradual, secure, and monitored re-opening.

Entry Requirements to Austria

The following regulations currently apply to enter Austria:

Persons entering Austria must submit a medical certificate stating that they have had a negative test for COVID-19. The medical certificate must not be older than four days upon entry. Transiting through Austria without a stop is permitted. Austrian citizens or people who have their main or secondary residence in Austria can enter without the test if they commit to 14-day home quarantine.

Please check with the Austrian embassy or consulate in your country for details and other exceptions (UK, US, Australia, India).

Air traffic

  • Vienna Airport, Innsbruck Airport and Salzburg Airport are operational, though with limited services.
  • Austrian Airlines will resume flight operations on June 15, 2020. For the time being, destinations in Europe and Tel Aviv will be served. Details of the flight schedule can be found at www.austrian.com
  • Wizz Air has been operating flights to and from Vienna again since 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.

Private Transportation

Cars, limousine and bus service TBA shortly.

Public transportation

  • Masks are obligatory for all passangers (excpect drivers) inside vehicles as well as in the entire area of the subway stations.
  • First two rows need to stay empty in public buses and front door is closed.
  • Social distancing of min. 1 m applies for people who are not living in the same household.


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.
  • A minimum distance of 1 meter/3.3 feet has to be kept to people on neighbouring tables.
  • 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.

Hotels are open again!

This means that guests can once again spend the night in our fantastic properties. A mouth and nose protector is only necessary for the entrance and reception area. 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 meter).

Museums & Galleries

Several museums and galleries are currently open to visitors and groups. 9 persons plus a guide per group are allowed. It is necessary to make a reservation in advance. Inside museums and galleries distance between visitors of 1,5m needs to be maintained or 1 guest per 10m2. The already opened museums and galleries and the dates of the planned future openings can be found here: Museums & Galleries opening.

Guide services & sights

  • 1 Guide per max 9 guests in & outdoor
  • Masks for guests are obligatory in & outdoor

Guide does not have to wear a mask outdoor. Headsets can be provided on request.


Most of the shops are opened from 10h00 to 18h00 – Masks are obligatory for personnel and visitors.  New rules should apply from 15.06.2020 depending on developing of COVID-19 statistics.

Indoor Events

For indoor areas, the wearing of a mouth/nose protection as well as the providing of 10m² of space minimum per visitor are compulsory.

Borders Opening

The opening of the border to Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland & Lichtenstein has been announced for 15 June. No quarantine and health certificate required!

Additional details are currently being drawn up by the Austrian Federal Government – these details depend on further developments. The safety of our guests, our hosts, and the Austrian citizens remains the primary objective throughout this whole process.

Official Information

As the spread and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus are changing all the time, we recommend checking the updates published on official channels for all the latest information.

Overview from the Ministry of Healthhttps://www.sozialministerium.at/en.html

FAQs from the Ministry of Health (English version): https://www.sozialministerium.at/en/Coronavirus/FAQ-Coronavirus.html

Additional FAQs can be found on the City of Vienna website:

The latest travel information and warnings from the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/

Other links and Hotlines

  • Health Hotline (telephone support): 1450 (calls from Austria charged at local rate)
  • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) for questions relating to transmission, prevention, etc.: 0800 555 621, (Content currently only available in German): https://www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/
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