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last updated on 22.07.2021

Current information about public life in Vienna and Austria

Current guidelines and regulations

A prerequisite for visiting pubs, hotels and cultural events, as well as outdoor pools and other recreational venues, is either a negative coronavirus test, proof of vaccination or a doctor's confirmation of recovery. PCR tests are valid for 72 hours and antigen tests for 48 hours. The requirement to present proof applies in Vienna to persons 6 years of age and older.

To the currently valid access requirements

  • Hotels: Tested, vaccinated and recovered persons may again stay in Viennese hotels. 

  • Gastronomy & Nightlife: Access to restaurants and bars is only allowed for tested, recovered and vaccinated persons. To visit a disco or nightclub you have to present a proof of vaccination (at least the first shot) or a negative PCR-Test. Guests must register up to and including July 22. Masks and closing hours are no longer mandatory. Bars, nightclubs and discos are open. Premises may be filled to 75 % of maximum capacity.  From July 22, there are no more capacity restrictions.

  • Events: Large events are possible again without restrictions for vaccinated, recovered and tested persons. No masks are required.

  • Cultural and leisure facilities (museums, theaters, concert halls, operas, cinemas, zoos, outdoor pools, gyms and non public sports facilities, amusement parks e.g. Prater,) are open. The access regulation for tested, recovered or vaccinated persons applies, and masks are compulsory in certain areas.

  • In museums, libraries, archives masks are mandatory but no further proof is needed.

  • Service providers close to the body, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, are open. Access for tested, recovered and vaccinated persons. Masks are not required.

Mask requirements & distancing regulations

  • Mouth-to-nose protection (masks) must be worn in retail, public transportation, enclosed public places, and museums. FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory, but may still be worn.

  • Face shields or chin visors are no longer considered mouth-to-nose protection.

  • In public places and outdoors, a minimum distance of one meter applies to persons who do not live in the same household.

Public transport

  • Public transport in Vienna is not restricted. Masks are compulsory when entering the station buildings of public transport and in all public transport vehicles. The subways will again run 24 hours on weekends and before public holidays.

  • Masks are mandatory in Taxis.

  •  The City Airport Train CAT from the airport to Wien Mitte station has suspended operations until further notice. You can still get from the airport to the city center.

Detailed information is also available at

Test possibilities in our area

We have put together the test options for non-citizens in our vicinity here:

  • Wiener Teststraßen - Ferra Duseka Stadion (Walk In)
    Engerthstraße 267-269, 1020 Wien
    Monday till Sunday 06:00 bis 21:00 

  • Wiener Teststraßen - Ernst-Happel-Stadtion (Drive-In)
    Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
    Monday till Sunday 06:00 bis 21:00 
    gratis Antigen Test mit und ohne E-Card möglich

  • Wiener Teststraßen - Teststraße Austira Center Wien (Walk-In & Drive-In)
    Bruno-Kreisky-Platz, 1220 Wien
    Monday till Sunday 07:00 bis 19:00 

  • Wiener Teststraßen - Teststraße Aula der Wissenschaft (Walk-In)
    Wollzeile 27A
    Monday till Sunday 06:00 bis 21:00

General information on the test options can be found here.




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Suspicion of infection

Should you fall ill during your stay, you will of course be cared for and can take advantage of free medical treatment in Austria. Please note the following procedure: 

  • If you suspect you may have been infected, please stay in your room and report to reception. Avoid crowds and public transport.

  • Call the health hotline 1450: You will be looked after by medical specialists over the phone and receive further information.

  • Coronavirus information hotline: 0800 555 621 (available 24 hours)
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