Stay Safe and Healthy While Traveling Austria
Your next trip to Austria is waiting! Austria's hotels, restaurants, and attractions are gradually reopening. Guests and hosts are adhering to additional safety measures to make your stay as comfortable and healthy as possible! Here are the most important facts.
Current entry requirements to Austria
Cross-border travel is currently not possible or only to a limited extent. The following regulations currently apply to entering Austria:
Persons entering Austria must submit a medical certificate stating that they have had a negative test for COVID-19. The medical certificate must not be older than four days upon entry. Transiting through Austria without a stop is permitted. Austrian citizens or people who have their main or secondary residence in Austria enter without the test if they commit to a 14-day home quarantine. The Ministry of the Interior provides information on details and other exceptions, for example for trans-national commuters.
Please keep in mind that not only the Austrian regulations are in effect, but also the regulations in your respective home country. Please inquire with the responsible authorities about the provisions on departure, transit, and return.
1. Distancing in public
2. Saying hello
3. Masks protect you
4. Hygiene measures
5. Bless you!
Protection in public spaces
Until the end of June, you must distance at least one meter (4 feet) from people who do not live in your household. Meetings of more than 10 people in public spaces are prohibited. Mouth and nose protection must be worn on public transport, in shops, and in public buildings (self-made masks or scarves are permitted). Children up to the age of 6 are exempt.
Tip: You can buy masks and mouth-nose protection in pharmacies and supermarkets!
If possible, reserve a table before visiting the restaurant.
At the restaurant
Wear mouth and nose protection when entering (not at the table). 1 m (4 feet) of distance to people who do not live in the same household as you. Service personnel must wear mouth-nose protection.
Groups in a restaurant
A group of visitors may consist of a maximum of four adults plus their children, or of people who live in the same household.
The same rules for mouth-nose protection and minimum distance apply. No drinks may be served at the bar. Curfew: 11 p.m.
Dining in the hotel
Hotels have been able to reopen their restaurant area to guests since May 15th. Accommodation is possible from May 29th.
At the ice cream parlour
Anyone who joins the queue must be at least one meter (4 feet) away from others.
Are buffets allowed?
Self-service is allowed if the food and drinks are given out by staff. Guests can pick up pre-portioned dishes directly at the counter.
Paying at the restaurant
If possible, make contactless payments and pay the bill with card.
Better safe than sorry
Stay at home if there are any signs of illness.
The opening of the accommodation and hotels is possible from May 29th. Please inform yourself at your accommodation whether it is actually open.
Mouth and nose protection is to be worn in the entrance and reception area by guests, and by the staff throughout the property.
Hotel Annelies in der Ramsau
Carefree holidays: The Hotel Annelies takes various measures to offer its guests security as well as comfort.Read more
Naturhotel Waldklause in Tirol
The Naturhotel trust package: free cancellation or, upon request, hotel vouchers in the event of cancellation, as well as the highest hygiene standards.Read more
Family and budget friendly JUFA hotels offer free cancellations.Read more
Hotel Zeitgeist in Vienna
Home office in your hotel: The rooms can be booked with flexibility and can serve as a temporary office on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.Read more
Hotel Greenrooms in Graz
A hotel that made its premises available to essential workers until the hotel reopened.Read more
Hotel Kempinski in Wien
A heart for heroes: watch the thank you to all people who served as essential workers.Watch
Museums and zoos have been gradually opening again since mid-May. Leisure businesses and sights can receive visitors from May 29th. This also applies to swimming pools and outdoor pools.
Please check the actual opening hours in advance.
Mouth and nose protection
Mouth and nose protection is no obstacle to enjoying art and culture. Please always have it with you - wearing it in the museum is a must!
10 m² (100 sq-ft) per guest
Every visitor has 10 m² (100 sq-ft) available on average: With an exhibition area of 5,000 m² (50,000 sq-ft), 500 people are allowed to enter at the same time.
Your time is unlimited
The same still applies: if you want to take your time in front of the unique works of art, you can enjoy the tour with leisure. There are no time slots.
Guided tours are taking place
The path to more knowledge is open: guided tours and workshops are permitted if they take place in compliance with the distancing safeguards.
Tickets are available online
Most museums offer online ticket sales: conveniently and easily from home! Just go to the museum's website.
If Covid infection is suspected
If you notice symptoms during your stay in Austria or suspect that you have become infected, please avoid crowds of people and public transport. Put yourself in quarantine and call the health hotline at 1450 for further instructions.
Cancellation of trips
If you have any questions about cancellation conditions, please contact your accommodation or package tour provider directly.