(as of Thu, Dez 29th 2022: 8 a.m.)
We wish you a happy and healthy new year.
Styrian hosts have prepared for your holiday in the best possible way so that you, as a guest, can spend pleasant and carefree days in the mountains and thermal spas, in the gastronomy and cultural institutions and, of course, in the hotel industry.
Good news: the well-known Berlin virologist Christian Drosten has attracted attention with his statement that in his estimation the CoV pandemic is over. Experts working in Austria share Drosten's finding. SARS-CoV-2 will join the ranks of the "more dangerous respiratory diseases", virologist Dorothee von Laer told Austrian Broadcast Corporation ORF. The nationwide Covid Crisis Coordination (GECKO) warned not to underestimate the virus even in its transition to endemicity. (Status 29.12.22)
Styrian hosts have prepared for your vacation in the best possible way, so that guests can spend pleasant days in the mountains and thermal spas, in the gastronomy and cultural institutions as well as in the city and of course in the hotel industry. Entry into Austria: No 3G.
No masks are required except for the health sector (e.g. hospitals or medical offices).
The validity of the Covid certificate ("green passport") is extended to twelve months (365 days) for triple vaccinated persons. For convalescents and twice vaccinated persons, this continues to be valid for six months (180 days).
We wish you a wonderful vacation in the Green Heart of Austria,
here, for example, you will find the ski resorts and the thermal spa overview for your planning.
Entry into Austria: No 3G.
Entry from all countries of the world is again possible without any conditions. :-)
Current travel conditions for your journey.
Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen/National Train System
Covid situation in Austria / Styria
Ministry of Health of Austria
Covid certificate/"green passport"
The Covid certificate/"green passport" is valid throughout the EU, but country-specific rules must be observed. - The validity of the Covid certificate ("green passport") is extended to twelve months (365 days) for triple vaccinated persons. For convalescents and twice vaccinated persons, this continues to be valid for six months (180 days).
The certificate includes evidence of having received a Corona vaccination (vaccination certificate), having a current negative Corona test (test certificate) or having recovered from Covid-19 (recovery certificate of an infection survived in the last 180 days).
Each "3G" certificate has a unique QR code - this can be used to easily and securely check the certificates when entering, for example, catering establishments, cinemas, theatres, events, baths, etc.
The validity of the Covid certificate ("green passport") is extended to twelve months (365 days) for triple vaccinated persons. For convalescents and twice vaccinated persons, this continues to be valid for six months.
Persons with one vaccination
They do not have a valid vaccination certificate in terms of either the 1G, 2G, or 3G rule.
Persons with two vaccinations
With all vaccines currently in use, affected individuals with two vaccinations are considered immunized but not boosted. Those who have received Biontech/Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca can get another sting after 4-6 months - this will be the booster.
Individuals with three vaccinations.
They are generally considered boostered.
Quarantine rules in case of infection
From 1 August 2022, there will no longer be a quarantine. This means that anyone who does not feel ill can leave the house / accommodation even after a positive Corona test. However, traffic restrictions and entry bans apply:
Traffic restrictions: The FFP2 mask must be worn unless you are outdoors and can keep two metres distance.
Entry bans: Hospitals, nursing homes, institutions for the disabled and health spas, childcare facilities, primary schools and after-school care centres must not be entered by infected persons. Large events should also not be visited.
Visiting inns etc. is possible, but only with a mask worn throughout - consumption is expressly not permitted.
For Austrian citizens a certain contingent of free Corona tests is available in pharmacies:
5 free PCR tests per month (valid for 72 h from test collection).
5 free antigen tests per month (valid for 24 h)
People in vulnerable settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, or even kindergartens, can get tested more often for free.
There are no costs for guests from Austria anywhere, as this service is billed via the e-card.
Click here for an overview of all pharmacies (map; in German)
What does 3G / 2.5G / 2G / 2G+ mean?
3G means: fully vaccinated or recovered or tested (PCR or antigen tests apply)
2.5G means: fully vaccinated or recovered or tested (only PCR tests apply)
2G means: fully vaccinated or recovered, tests are not accepted.
2G+ means: fully vaccinated or recovered and additionally PCR tested. If there is evidence that a PCR test is not available, an antigen test will suffice. Individuals who have demonstrably had a Corona infection within the last 90 days do not need a PCR test.
7 additional proposals to prevent infections generally
Protect yourself and others with a few simple hygiene measures: wash or disinfect your hands often | keep your distance | wear an FFP2 mask | do not touch your face with your hands | sneeze into the crook of your arm | do not shake your hands | ventilate rooms regularly.
Procedure in case of symptoms
At the first appearance of Covid19 symptoms, as a guest, please contact the Health Hotline 1450 and your receptionist in the hotel immediately. You must remain in your room until the results of a PCR test are available.
The appropriate health authority will immediately initiate testing (free of charge) and investigations.
You will be asked to record your contacts using a form.
Stay in your room until the test result is available and follow the instructions of the authorities.
If the test for COVID-19 is negative, the measures will be terminated.
If the test is positive: Limitations in transport instead of quarantine
No quarantine: This means that anyone who does not feel ill can leave the house / accommodation even after a positive Corona test. However, traffic restrictions and entry bans apply:
Where do I get current and official information on the virus in Austria?
Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot guarantee the completeness and the accuracy of the information. Please note that this information is only an excerpt of currently valid regulations relevant for tourism.
Official information to the spreading of the virus in Austria and all over the world is given on the website of the Austrian Ministry of Health.
For more information on regulations concerning the coronavirus when vacationing in Austria, please visit Austrian Tourismus Office.