The following security measures are in effect in Vienna as of September 15. Please note that additional measures may be taken in the near future.
- 3-G rule: People aged 6 and over who, for example, visit a restaurant, bar, event ,or go to the hairdresser, must show proof that they have been tested, vaccinated or have recovered (“3-G rule”).
- As of Sept. 1, for people over 12 years of age, PCR tests are only considered as entry tests for 48 hours, rapid antigen tests for 24 hours.
- Vaccination is only valid for the 3-G rule once immunization is complete.
- Proof is issued on the day of the 2nd vaccination.
- Regulations for persons vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and those recovered and tested remain unchanged.
- The validity of the vaccination was extended from 270 days to 360 days from the date of getting the second vaccination.
- FFP2 masks are mandatory on public transportation and in convenience stores and cultural institutions.
- Children up to 14 years of age and pregnant women may wear mouth-nose protection.
- In all stores, shops and retail facilites, an FFP2 mask is mandatory for unvaccinated people.
- For vaccinated people, a mouth-nose protection is sufficient and wearing an FFP2 mask is recommended.
- In enclosed spaces of recreational businesses and cultural institutions (for example, in the cinema, theater, concert hall), an FFP2 mask must be worn in addition to the 3-G proof.
- Those vaccinated and recovered can also wear a mouth-nose protection instead.
- For events and gatherings of 25 people or more, the 3-G rule applies.
- Events with 100 or more people must be registered, but can generally take place without upper audience limits.
- Registration requirement: In catering and accommodation establishments (hotels etc.), non-public sports and leisure facilities, as well as gatherings with more than 100 people, the contact details of visitors have to be collected.
- Access to clubs and discotheques is only possible for those vaccinated and those who can show a current negative PCR test result (2-G rule).
Hospitals, Schools & Services
- Visits to hospitals: 1 person per patient per day is permitted. FFP2 masks are mandatory.
- In official buildings and other publicly accessible areas of the city administration, the minimum distance of 1 meter applies in addition to the mask mandate.
- Educators as well as persons working in the catering trade or in occupations close to the body must continue to be tested regularly.
- The police can carry out random checks to control whether the measures in force are being folllowed.
Since the start of the 2021/22 school year on September 6, classes have been held in all grades and types of schools. Among other things, testing and vaccination services have been expanded for this purpose. Until September 20 (safety phase), there is an obligation to wear a mouth-nose protection outside the classroom.