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With our Corona Live Blog we will try to keep you informed about the latest developments regarding the latest COVID-19 measures in Austria. Please check when our blog was last updated. No rights can be derived from the information on this page.

Current situation

Latest dashboard update January 28, 2022
  
 
Please note: For countries outside the European Union, different rules may apply

Entering Austria
Different rules apply to entering Austria and to your stay in Austria. Please check under "Local measures" the rules that apply for your stay in Austria.

Entering Austria with a booster jab

  • Have you been fully vaccinated and have you had a booster jab? You can enter Austria without a PCR test.
  • A recovery certificate with one vaccination and a booster jab or with 2 vaccinations without a booster (in any order) is also considered a booster vaccination. The recovery certificate must be shown in the app or on paper.
  • Recovered first and then vaccinated? After recovery, there should be a maximum of 180 days between your next vaccination.
  • Johnson&Johnson + one extra vaccination is considered a booster.


Entering Austria with the 2G+ rule

  • Have you been fully vaccinated or recovered, but have you not had a booster vaccination? You need a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) to enter Austria.
  • After your last vaccination your vaccination is still valid for 270 days to enter Austria. Your recovery certificate is valid for 180 days from the day of recovery and must be shown in the app or on paper.
  • Have you only recently recovered from Corona? If you expect your PCR test to be positive, you can alternatively have this form signed by a doctor.
  • Please note! With only one Janssen vaccination and a negative PCR test you can enter Austria, but this is not sufficient for your stay in Austria.
 

Entering Austria without a vaccination or proof of recovery

  • Entering Austria is possible. There is a 10-day registration and quarantine obligation, which can be shortened to 5 days in case of a negative test.


Children

  • Children under 12 are excluded from entry measures. A PCR test is not obligatory either.
  • Children between the ages of 12 and 15 (born after 31 August 2006) need a PCR test to enter Austria. They should use the Holiday Ninja Pass.
  • Children aged 15 (born before 1 September 2006), 16 and 17 years should meet the 2G+ rule.


The situation in Austria:
Are the borders open?                        Yes
Are tourists welcome?                        Yes
Are holiday homes open?                   Yes
Are the restaurants open?                  Yes
Are museums etc. open?                    Yes
Are the cable cars open?                    Yes

 Local measures

 
 
  
Winter Sports in Austria

In many areas in Austria the 2-G rule (proof of full vaccination/recovery) is in effect and a FFP2 mask is required. To keep locals and visitors safe, the following measures will be in place. The 2-G rule applies to everyone aged 12 years and older. PCR tests are also accepted for children aged 12 to 15 using the Holiday Ninja Pass (see below).

  • The 2-G rule applies to hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions, ski lifts and body-related services (such as hairdressers).
  • Wherever the 2G rule does not apply (e.g. shops), an FFP2 mask is mandatory;
  • FFP2 masks are also compulsory outdoors, where a 2-metre distance is not possible, for example in pedestrian zones.
  • Skiers ans snowboarders are required to wear FFP2 face masks in ski lifts, in the queue for ski lifts and at entrances to ski restaurants.

Conditions 2G rule.
In the following cases you meet the 2G rule:
 
  • If you can prove that you have been fully vaccinated or recovered. For adults a full vaccination or recovery certificate is valid for your stay in Austria for 180 days. With a booster vaccination this is 270 days.
  • For persons under 18 years of age a full vaccination or recovery certificate is valid for your stay in Austria for 210 days.
  • If you have a recovery certificate combined with one vaccination.
  • For persons with the Janssen vaccine, a 2nd dose is required.

Children
  • Children under 12 are excluded from the 2G measures. A PCR test is not obligatory either.
  • Children between the ages of 12 and 15 (born after 31 August 2006) who have not been fully vaccinated, who have an experid full vaccination (after 210 days) and who do not have a recovery certificate need several PCR tests to stay in Austria (a PCR test is valid for 72 hours). They should use the Holiday Ninja Pass. Check out more about the Ninja Pass here.
  • Children of 15 (born before 1 September 2006), 16 and 17 years of age must comply with the 2G rule.
  • For persons under 18 years of age a full vaccination or recovery certificate is valid for your stay in Austria for 210 days.

Opening hours gastronomy
Restaurants and other venues are obliged to close at 22:00. It is allowed to go outside after 22:00.

Plan your journey
Plan your trip carefully and use the website of the European Union, Reopen Europa.
You can consult a travel plan from your country to Austria here and, if applicable, enter a transit country (eg transit country Germany). On your way to Austria you may encounter certain measures in the country you are traveling through.

FAQs

    
 
      
        
Do you have a non-corona related question?
Check our FAQ for questions about other subjects.

Can I go on holiday to Austria?
Tourists are welcome. Be sure to check the entry requirements that apply to you if you want to travel to Austria. 

How does the COVID-19 Hassle-Free-Corona-Guatantee work?
You can read all about the conditions here.

Do I have to make the balance payment, even if I am not sure if my holiday will go ahead?
Yes, to be eligible for our Hassle-Free-Corona-Guatantee, cancellation conditions or other schemes, you must make your balance payment. Make sure not to exceed the payment term of your balance payment. 

I have recovered from corona; can I travel to Austria?
With your proof of past infection combined with one vaccination and a booster shot or with two vaccinations and no booster shot (in any order), you may travel to Austria without. Note that you must have received your vaccinations within 180 days after being infected with the coronavirus. You must also present a PCR test (valid 48 hours). If you test positive due to a recent infection, bring along this printed form (signed by a physician) when you travel.

How do they check the 2G-rule when I go on the slopes?
Your QR code is scanned when you purchase your ski pass and when you enter the gondola. Sometimes this is also done in piste restaurants. The yellow vaccination booklet is also permitted.

Where can I get tested in Austria?
Visit the website of the Dutch national government for more information on how to get a COVID Certificate in the Netherlands.
In Austria, (Salzburgerland) you can pick up free PCR tests or get tested on site. Note that in many cases you will be required to register first. You can read all about getting tested in Salzburgerland here.

How to check the validity of your vaccine:
Check the validity of your vaccine quickly and easily on the website of the Bundesministerum.

How may I assist you?

We are happy to help you out. You can contact us.
+31 (0)182 546524
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