- The 3-G rule (geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested or recovered) will remain in effect.
- From August 15 onward, proof of vaccination will only be valid for those fully immunized; a vaccination certificate will be issued upon receiving your second dose.
- Entry to Nightclubs and Nachtgastronomie (late night bars) will only be permitted with a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or proof of vaccination.
- Regulations for those that are either recovered or immunized with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have not changed.
- In Vienna, anyone over 6 years of age falls under the 3-G rule; in the rest of Austria, only those 12 or older must comply with measures.
- Masks will still be required only in enclosed spaces that don’t fall under the 3-G rule (public transport and shops).
- Any form of nose and mouth covering is currently sufficient.
- In enclosed spaces like movie theaters and concert halls, both masks and 3-G confirmation will be required.
- Gatherings of 100 or more people must be registered in advance, with those expecting 500 or more requiring prior authorization.
Travel to Austria
- Travelers from countries with low epidemiological risk, or so-called Anlage 1, will be permitted to enter Austria with either a proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test (3-G rule).
- Those arriving from “Areas of variant of concern” (Anlage 2) – currently Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter Austria.
- Austrian citizens, residence permit holders and some other groups are exempt from the entry ban.
The federal government and the City of Vienna are still not in agreement on whether to impose additional restrictions for those who are still unvaccinated. Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein said on Sunday evening that it’s “too early” for such measures, adding that this could lead to a “division of society.”
Executive City Councilor for Public Health, Peter Hacker, stated however that he fully supports barring the unvaccinated from entering sports and leisure facilities. “The gravity of the fourth wave will depend on accelerating vaccination efforts in the next four to six weeks,” he concluded.