Rules for safe tourism in Austria 2021/2022

Last update: 8 November 2021

NEW "2-G-rule": The following measures are in effect from 8 November:

Like in many other European countries, COVID cases in Austria are currently rising. To keep locals and visitors safe, additional protection measures are about to be introduced:

  • For hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres etc.), ski lifts and body-related services (such as hairdressers) proof of vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).
  • For events with 25 people or more proof of vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).
  • COVID tests (both PCR and antigen) are no longer valid as "entry tests".
  • FFP2 masks are required on public transport, in cable cars and in all retail businesses and museums.
  • 2-dose-vaccinations are now valid for 9 months only after the second dose (previously: 12 months)
  • Up until 5 December, proof of the first dose plus a negative PCR test are valid for hospitality businesses, body-related services and events.
  • Children under 12 years are currently exempt from entry rules, for minors between 12 and 18 years, a solution is being worked on.


The following measures are currently in effect:

  • Hotels, restaurants, night clubs etc. are open. Find protective measures here.
  • Shops, museums, culture and leisure facilities are open. Events can take place again under strict protective measures. Find more information here.
  • Entry regulations are in effect.
  • FFP2 masks are required for everyone on public transport, in cable cars, and essential businesses such as supermarkets, chemists, petrol stations, banks and museums.
  • Rules for the winter season have been announced - find more information here.

Depending on the situation in Austria's intensive care units, stricter rules may be imposed.

Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.