Every person in Austria above 12 can get vaccinated for free, you can find more information about vaccination at the end of the page!
New „opening steps“ as of July 1st
Leaving the home is permitted again at all times without any reason. Please note: special safety precautions and several measures still apply!
The new COVID-19 measures include i.a. the following points:
Proof of a negative COVID-test, COVID-vaccination, or recovery
(In German the so-called “3G rule”)
- For various leisure activities (e.g. restaurants, indoor gyms and other leisure facilities) you will need to provide a proof of a negative COVID-test, vaccination or recovery. Please make sure to obtain the necessary information, for example on the ÖIF-website.
- Please note: children below the age of 11 and children who attend primary school do not need to provide a proof of a negative COVID-test, COVID-vaccination or recovery.
- Proof of a negative COVID-test, vaccination or recovery is not needed in shops.
- Proof of a negative COVID-test, vaccination or recovery is also needed for services with close physical contact to others (e.g. hairdressers). However, wearing a mask during these services is not mandatory.
The use of masks (FFP2 mask or fabric mask) is mandatory in public indoor places. This applies to all currently opened shops, public transportation, indoor markets, gastronomy, administrative authorities (such as BFA) and administrative courts (such as BVwG).
Gatherings with people from different households are allowed again. There is no time or capacity limit on the permissibility of gatherings. Only gatherings over 100 people need to be registered, while gatherings over 500 people need to get approved by the Austrian authorities.
Schools and kindergartens
- Kindergarten and schools returned to regular classroom teaching.
- Children who want to attend classes have to provide a poof of a negative Covid-Test, a Covid-vaccination or recovery from Covid-19.
- Mask wearing in the classroom is not obligatory anymore. During the breaks and while moving in the school building, mask wearing is still mandatory.
- For more detailed info, please click here (in German) and check directly with the school.
Travelling to Austria
Individuals who travel to Austria need to provide a proof of a negative COVID-test, COVID-vaccination or recovery upon arrival. For certain states quarantine rules don’t apply anymore. Please make sure to inform yourself, as different rules apply for different states. Before travelling, please check for respective regulations, e.g. on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs as well as of the Ministry for European and International Affairs (in German).
Info on vaccination
- Information provided by ÖIF in 17 languages: https://www.integrationsfonds.at/coronainfo/en/ (English, Dari/Farsi, Arabic, Pashtu, Russian)
- FAQ provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection in English, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Russian: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus—Aktuelle-Informationen-in-Fremdsprachen-.html
- Information on the COVID-vaccination provided by the City of Vienna in German, English, Dari/Farsi, Arabic, Russian
- Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection: Startpage | Federal Ministry – Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (sozialministerium.at)
- NGO Zebra: https://zebra.or.at/aktuelles?detailId=79
- ÖIF – Austrian Integration Fund: https://www.integrationsfonds.at/coronainfo/
Further information and protective measures
Multilingual information can be found on the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection:
Multilingual information of NGO Zebra:
Recent developments in Austria, FAQs and Videos in several languages
Multilingual Radio Orange 94.0 series on COVID-19 in German, English, Arabic, Farsi and Somali
Free app from uugot.it provides information on current developments in relation to the Corona virus in various languages and subtitles ORF reports on COVID-19
Information from the City of Vienna
City of Vienna: Information about Coronavirus in different languages
Videos for children (City of Vienna) with information about the corona virus and subtitles in several languages