Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

On 5 March, all Covid protection measures will be lifted except for mandatory FFP2 masks on public transports and in essential shops (supermarkets, post offices, banks, pharmacies)

Entry Regulations for Austria

To enter Austria, proof of vaccination/recovery or a negative Covid test is mandatory.

Everyone entering Austria needs to show:
Proof of full vaccination (at least 2 jabs)

OR proof of past infection (the medical document needs to show the date of recovery – for guests from the UK: an NHS email/text of a positive test is not sufficient)

OR a negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours) OR a negative LFT/antigen test (valid for 24 hours)

To proof your “3-G” status you can use the NHS Covid app or the EU Covid Pass. Printed versions and medical certificates of vaccination or recovery are also accepted. If your certificate is not in English or German please download this form

Full Vaccination 

  • Two-dose vaccinations are currently valid for 270 days after the second or any additional dose. There need to be at least 14 days in between the first and second jab and 90 days between the second and third one. 
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccination is valid for 270 days, 22 days after the first dose. 
  • BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covaxin, Covovax, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Nuvaxovid (Novavax),Sinovac, and Sinopharm are valid for ENTERING Austria. 

Proof of Recovery 

  • Proof of recovery can be used for 180 days to enter Austria. A medical certificate including the date of recovery is needed. Please note if travelling from the UK: An NHS email/text of a positive test is not sufficient.


  • The PCR test is valid for 72 hours. The certificate needs to be issued by an official medical authority (such as a test centre or a pharmacy) and include the date and time the test was taken.
  • LFT/antigen tests are valid for 48 hours. Do-it-yourself kits are not recognised.

Exception for Children

  • Children under the age of 12 do not need to show proof of vaccination/recovery or a test.