All cultural and leisure institutions; such as parks; zoos; libraries etc. are closed.
Carinthia reintroduced the mandatory wearing of masks in tourist hotspots from 9pm to 2am.;
General restrictions apply for all visitors. Exceptions include visitors of children and patients in palliative care (1 visitor/patient/day); birth partners and patients requiring special assistance.; 05/03/2022 Visitors must provide proof of a low epidemiological risk. There is also an FFP2 mask requirement.
05/03/2022 There is still a recommendation to wear an FFP2 respirators in closed rooms. Masks are only compulsory in essential shops (supermarket; post office; banks; pharmacies; etc.) and public transport.; 24/03/2022 There is a general mask requirement in all closed public spaces; 16/04/2022 The FFP2 mask requirement only applies in closed rooms of hospitals; retirement and nursing homes and comparable settings; public transport and its stops as well as taxis; customer areas of vital trade; administrative authorities for traffic and places of worship; unless entered for the purpose of a religious gathering e.g. a mass.
19/05/2021r staff who is not vaccinated: test 1x/week. For visitors: 3-G-rule applies. 3 visitors per day are allowed.; 12/12/2021 The limit for visitors is maximum 1 person per day (from the first day of stay). Operators have to collect the visitors' contact details.; 05/03/2022 In hospitals; APHs and comparable settings; 3G applies to visitors; employees and service providers.;
Indoors: 4 adults + 6 children; outdoors: 10 adults +10 children. More than 11 people for weddings or garden parties: need to be authorised by local authorities; FFP2 mandatory; no food and beverage service.; 10/06/2021: 8 adults + children; outdoors: 16 adults; the rest remains the same.; 05/03/2022 There is no person limit.;
Exceptional reasons: parting from dying relatives; support of fathers during birth; parents visiting a child; visits that are essential for the patients' wellbeing.; 5/03/2022: restrictions removed.
7/02/2021: public masses can be held again following hygiene requirements. A distance of 2m has to be kept and wearing a FFP2 mask is mandatory. Choirs are allowed again. Also weddings can take place again; but with a 'small circle'.; 5/03: restrictions end.
22/11/2021 Gastronomy facilities may only be entered for the collection of food and alcohol-free alcoholic beverages. A face mask must be worn. 12/12/2021 General ban on night gastronomy including après-ski. General ban on standing food services. General ban on bar operations. Unvaccinated people can also pick up food and drinks. An FFP2 mask is mandatory.; 05/02/2022 The restaurant curfew will be moved from 10 PM to Midnight.; 19/02/2022 2G rule will be replaced by 3G rule (vaccinated; recovered or PCR test) at restaurants/hotels in all Austrian provinces except for Vienna where 2G rule remains.; 05/03/2022: End of almost all the measures including the opening of night restaurants; no general curfew or access regulations.
12/12/2021 Retail establishments may only be entered with valid 2-G proof. Operators have to appoint a COVID-19 officer and create a COVID-19 prevention plan. An FFP2 mask is mandatory for customers. In occasional markets (with services and consumption; e.g. Christmas markets etc.) access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof and there is an FFP2 mask requirement in closed spaces. There is an obligation to notify the attendance of over 50 people and the authorization is required from 250 people; with maximum limit of 300 people.; 12/02/2022 The 2G rule does no longer apply in retail. The FFP 2 mask requirement will then apply in all shops. 3G rule and FFP 2 mask for services close to the body (2G not applicable).; 19/02/2022 3G rule will apply in close-to-the-body services. ; 05/03/2022: End of almost all the measures.
Hotels reopened. In order to be able to enter a hotel you have to be either vaccinated; recovered or provide a negative test result. In order to access hotel restaurants; spa and fitness facilities the same applies. Guests who checked in with a negative test result have to renew their tests on a rolling basis.; 15/11/2021 Level 1: currently access with 3-G verification. From level 2: Antigen tests performed at home; point of sale tests and antibody tests are not permitted for obtain a 3-G certificate. Level 3: Rapid antigen tests and antibody tests are no longer valid as proof of entry (entry only with a valid negative PCR test result; proof of vaccination or proof of recovery).; 12/12/2021 In accommodation establishments access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof (vaccinated-recovered) and there is an FFP2 mask requirement in all accessible areas. Operators have to collect contact details; to appoint a COVID-19 officer and create a COVID-19 prevention plan.; 19/02/2022 2G rule will be replaced by 3G rule (vaccinated; recovered or PCR test) at restaurants/hotels in all Austrian provinces except for Vienna where 2G rule remains. ; 05/03/2022: End of almost all the measures.
12/12/2021 In indoor places without assigned seats access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof and an FFP2 mask is required. There is a maximum limit of 25 people (including family reunions; birthday parties; wedding parties; Christmas parties; etc.). In indoor places with assigned seats access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof and there is an FFP2 mask requirement; also at the seat. There is an obligation to notify from 50 people and authorization is required from 250 people. The maximum limit is 2;000 people. In outdoor places with no assigned seating access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof. There is an obligation to notify from 50 people and authorization is required from 250 people. The maximum limit is 300 people. In outdoor places with assigned seating access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof. There is an obligation to notify from 50 people and authorization is required from 250 people. The maximum limit is 4;000 people.; 27/12/2021 There is an obligation to notify from 50 people and authorization is required from 250 people. The maximum limit is 500 people with a 2-G certificate; 1;000 people with a 2-G certificate and a negative PCR test and 2;000 people with a booster vaccnation and a negative PCR test. In outdoor places with no assigned seating access is only permitted with valid 2-G certificate; FFP2 masks and the maximum limit is 25 people. There is an obligation to notify from 50 people and authorization is required from 250 people. The maximum limit is 500 people with a valid 2-G certificate; 1;000 people with a 2-G certificate and a negative PCR test and 2;000 people with a booster vaccnation and a negative PCR test.; 19/02/2022 3G rule will apply at events. ; 05/03/2022: No upper limit on people gathering.
3-G-rule applies. Contact sports are allowed again. ;10/06/2021: 10 m2 each person; 1 m distance instead of 2m; FFP2 is mandatory if no workout is performed.; 12/12/2021 Access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof and there is an FFP2 mask requirement in closed areas; but there is no need to wear a mask during exercise. Operators have to collect contact details and to appoint a COVID-19 officer. Operators of non-public sports facilities also have to create a COVID-19 prevention plan. In the case of training; competitions and championship games; the regulations for meetings also apply.; 19/02/2022 3G rule will apply on sports facilities. ; 05/03/2022: End of almost all the measures.
Event with max 10 people do not have to be reported to local health authorities. For events with 11 or more people the 3-G- rule (tested; healed or vaccinated) applies and a FFP2 mask is mandatory indoors and outdoors. It is not allowed to serve beverages and food. For events with 51 people and above are only allowed with assigned seats and have to be authorised by the local health authorities. Indoors max. 1500 ad outdoors max. 3000 people and only 50% of the the seat capacity. Update 10 June: same number of max guests; but capacity adjusted to 75% and occasional checking for 3-G.; 12/02/2022 The FFP 2 mask requirement will then apply in all shops. The same applies to museums; art galleries; libraries; etc. while the 2G is no longer required. 2G rule remains in events. ; 19/02/2022: The 3G apply in the places where 2G was in force. ; 05/03/2022: No access regulations; consumptions allowed at events; no limit on number of attendees in events.
11/01/2022 Wherever the recommended minimum distance of two meters from people outside the household cannot be observed; there is now an FFP2 mask requirement.; 31/01/2022 FFP 2 mask requirement in closed rooms and outdoors where the minimum distance cannot be maintained.; 12/02/2022 FFP 2 obligation indoors and outdoors. The FFP 2 mask requirement applies in all shops. The same applies to museums; art galleries; libraries; etc. (2G is no longer required; only FFP 2 is mandatory).; 05/03/2022: Masks are only mandatory in essential trade (supermarket; post office; banks; pharmacies; etc.) and public transport.
From 15 June only public transport; healthcare institutions and services where no distance of 1m or more is possible; in taxis and shared cars; people have to wear face mask. Same applies for cable cars; rack railways; coaches and indoor areas of excursion boats; this also applies to service providers where a 1 meter distance cannot be kept; pharmacies and in gastronomy for employees who have direct contact with customers. Update on 24/07: apart from the previous mentioned places it is mandatory to wear a face mask in gas stations; hospitals; care homes; rehabilitation facilites; indoor events with no assigned seating; supermarkets; banks and post offices. Due to new measures; this one will be closed and opened as FULL.
In Taxis and shared cars; people have to wear face mask. Same applies for cable cars; rack railways; coaches and indoor areas of excursion boats; this also applies to service providers where a 1 meter distance cannot be kept; pharmacies and in gastronomy for employees who have direct contact with customers - shop owners and employees have to wear a face mask.
Due to a regional cluster in Upper Austria the mandatory wearing of a face masked has been reinforced.
14/09/2020: mandatory mask-wearing extended. It is mandatory to wear a mask in the following areas: public transport and taxis; museums; in various shops such as supermarkets; at swimming pools ; at events in closed spaces; cable cars; coaches; in all jobs where 1-meter distance cannot be kept.; 21 /09/2020: on fairs (indoor and outdoor); on markets; such as farmers markets (indoor and outdoor); in gastronomy for both: customers and staff. The mask can only be taken off once you are seated at your assigned table; in all schools (mask can only be taken off in the classroom).; 25/01/2021: wearing FFP2 masks in particular places is mandatory for everyone aged 14 and above.; 08/02/2021 an FFP2 mask is mandatory in all places where a face mask was recommended before (in all public spaces and at all events that are currently allowed to be held; such as funerals). This also applies to people who have had COVID-19 and for people who have been vaccinated.
From June 10 masks do not need to be worn in open public spaces. Indoors FFP2 mandatory.; 22/07/2021: In places where the 3-G rule ('vaccinated; tested; recovered') applies; there is no mask requirement.; 15/09/2021 An FFP 2 mask is mandatory in closed spaces (food retailers including sales outlets of food producers as well as petrol stations with associated sales outlets for food; pharmacies; banks; post offices; public transport). For those who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered it is mandatory to wear an FFP 2 mask in the entire retail trade; day care facilities for the elderly and in the disabled area; as well as cultural facilities (museums; libraries; theatres; cinemas; etc.).; 01/11/2021 FFP2 mask requirement: for customers or visitors in places to cover necessary basic needs ( e.g. supermarkets; pharmacies; public transport); in care and health facilities in addition to the 3-G certificate. 3-G proof or FFP2 mask in other customer areas ( e.g. non-essential retail; travel agencies; museums). Furthermore; no mask requirement in those areas in which the 3-G rule is applied (e.g. gastronomy; accommodation providers; theatres; hairdressers; events).; 22/11/2021 FFP 2 mask compulsory in all closed spaces; including the workplace (if no other suitable protective devices are available). Carpooling by people outside the household is subject to the FFP 2 mask requirement.
22/11/2021 Business premises of the trade as well as leisure and cultural facilities are closed.
Restaurants and cafes opened indoor and outdoor spaces and can remain open until 22:00. In order to go to a restaurant a person has to be vaccinated; healed or provide a negative test result. Additionally; each guest has to register. Indoors: 4 adults + 6 children under the age of 18; outdoors 10+10. When entering a restaurant an FFP2 mask is mandatory. ; 10/06/2021 Opening times extended until 24:00; reducing the distance between tables from 2 to 1 m. Indoors: 8 adults plus children; Outdoors: 16 people; regular tests for staff. ; 01/07/2021 There will no longer be the need to close at 24:00; as the curfew is no longer in place. In catering establishments where consumption is predominantly upright ( e.g. dance halls; clubs; discos); an occupancy of 75% of the maximum occupancy is permitted.; 22/07/2021 Only vaccinated people and people with a current negative PCR test result (valid for a maximum of 72 hours from sampling) can have access to night catering. There are no more capacity restrictions.; 15/09/2021 In night gastronomy and similar settings as well as in meetings without assigned seats with more than 500 people; only vaccinated and / or recovered people are allowed.; 15/11/2021 Level 1: currently access with 3-G verification. From level 2: Antigen tests with self-acceptance ('living room tests '); point of sale tests and antibody tests are not permitted as evidence within the meaning of a 3-G rule. Level 3: Rapid antigen tests and antibody tests are no longer valid as proof of entry (entry only with a valid negative PCR test result; proof of vaccination or proof of recovery).
All non-essential stores are reopening from 06:00 to 19:00. For each customers 20 sqm need to be provided; FFP2 is mandatory. For shopping malls: it is not allowed to gather in 'social corners' or consume food or beverages. All services can be provided again. For services with close contact to customers (such as hairdresser; massage etc): a negative PCR result; no older than 48 hrs.; is necessary at the appointment. People who have been infected with COVID-19 in the previous six months are excluded from this. From 10 June onwards: 10m2 for each customer.; 01/11/2021 In Advent and Christmas markets; 3-G-proof (vaccinated; tested; recovered) applies up to 500 people.; From 08/11/2021 from 500 people 2-G (vaccinated-recovered) applies in Advent and Christmas markets.; 15/11/2021 A “2-G obligation” applies to retail establishments and to the use of services.;
Non essential shops; such as; hairdressers; nail studios; piercing studios; massage studios (except medical massages) have to stay closed. Only stores that provide service whithout close physical contact (insurance companies; car repair shops; cleaning companies etc.) can remain open.
The non-essential businesses excluding gastronomy and hotel businesses re-open their shops with the limitation of one client per 10 square meters.
From August 1; 2020; the number of visitors will be increased to 500 -in closed rooms and 750 in the open-air area. Furthermore; from August 1; 2020; there will be the possibility to hold events with up to 1000 people in closed rooms and with up to 1250 people in the open-air area; provided that the locally responsible district administrative authority authorizes this.
Masses are regulated at a federal state level; some federal states did not held any over this period of time; some federal states had restrictions in visitors; giving out the sacred host is forbidden; update 29/05: social distancing rules apply (1 meter); person who gives out the wafer is obliged to wear a mask but not the ones receiving it; stoups are not filled.
All sit-down service in restaurants is prohibited. Delivery service is exempt. Restaurants may be open only between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Gastronomy is allowed to reopen on 15 May 2020 but with specific rules: personel needs to wear masks; opening restricted from 06.00 to 23.00; max 4 persons at one table (excluding children belonging to the family).
Sports events can take place; but without an audience. For funerals; a maximum of 50 people is allowed. Demonstrations are still allowed. 16/11/2020 this measure remains in place and did not change with the new lockdown regulations. 07/12/2020 measures remain in place; choir rehearsals and concerts can take place; but without any audience. Demonstrations are also allowed.
Indoor with assigned seating up to 1500 people. With no assigned seating the maximum number of 10 people are allowed. Exceptions are funerals; where a max number of 500 people is allowed.
From July 1; 2020 events with assigned and labeled seats in closed rooms with up to 250 visitors and in the open-air area with up to 500 visitors will be possible.
From 1.5. on; outdoor events with up to 10 people allowed if distance of 1 meter is kept. Mouth and nose have to be covered while meeting other persons than living in the same household; for example shopping or traveling on public transport. Meetings with up to ten people are allowed; up to 30 people can attend funerals.
Private gatherings: max. 12 people. This applies to (restaurants; weddings; yoga classes; dance schools; birthday parties). ;03/11/2020: maximum 6 people; no more than two households indoors; outdoors up to 12 people.
From August 1; 2020; up to 500 visitors in closed rooms and 750 visitors in the open-air area are allowed. Furthermore; there will be the possibility to hold events with up to 1000 people in closed rooms and with up to 1250 people in the open-air area; provided that the locally responsible district administrative authority authorizes this.
Leisure travel not allowed during lockdown. Extended to at least 7 February 2021. Hotels remain closed; end date is not determined yet.
Events with a max. 100 people can take place; assigned seating is mandatory as well as wearing an FFP2-masks. Each guest is obliged to register and provide a negative PCR (not older than 72 hours) or Antigen test result (no older than 48 hours). No food and beverages can be served.
Events with a max. 100 people can take place; assigned seating is mandatory as well as wearing an FFP2-masks. Each guest is obliged to register and provide a negative PCR (not older than 72 hours) or Antigen test result (not older than 48 hours). No food and beverages can be served.
A negative PCR (no older than 72 hours) or Antigen test (no older than 48 hours) have to be provided when entering the establishment. Additionally the wearing of a FFP2-mask is mandatory and each guest is obliged to register. The table have to be placed with a 2m distance to each other. Max 4 people from 2 different households can be seated at one table plus children. No-self service
Indoor sport facilities are closed; exception for professional athletes: sports that include close physical contacts (e.g. soccer) are prohibited except for professional athletes . Outdoor sports are allowed; ski lopes are open: for the gondola FFP2 masks are mandatory; ice rinks are also open. Extended to at least 7 February 2021
From 08/02 from FULL to PARTIAL; as museums and libraries re open again (1 visitor per 20 sqm and mandatory FFP2); also zoos and botanical gardens are reopening. A distance of 2 meters has to be kept.
All restaurants; bars; nightclubs and cafes are closed from 03 Nov. Food delivery is allowed 24/7. Restaurants are open for take out between 06:00-20:00. Change on 30 Nov. for take out timing to: 06:00-19:00. Except for take out they remain closed until at least 06/12/2020. Extended to at least 7 February 2021.
Hospital visitor restrictions. Limitations of daily visits and numbers of visitors per room. Update 3/11: Visitor restrictions in residential care homes: visitors are allowed every other day; 1 person each resident; visitors need to wear a face mask of show a negative PCR result. 16/11 this measure remains the same under the new lockdown regulations. Update: visitors need wear an FFP2 throughout their visit; each care home resident is only allowed one visitor per week
In all hospitals of the federal state it is not allowed to visit patients. There are only a few exemptions.
It is recommended to keep social contacts to a minimum. It is allowed to have have a limited amount of social contacts with people outside your household; such as close relatives; partner or people you are usually have been in contact with for more than one time per week (general recommendation is to not have more than one contact outside your household). From 06/12/2020 onwards people from 2 different households are allowed to meet (max. 6 people). From 26 December 2020 onwards: It is allowed to have have a limited amount of social contacts with people outside your household; such as close relatives; partner or people you are usually have been in contact with for more than one time per week (general recommendation is to not have more than one contact outside your household). Extended to at least 7 February 2021. From 08/02 two households are allowed to meet; but it is limited to four adults + their children
Closure of non-essential shop. Click and collect is allowed; but the goods have to be handed over outdoors.
1+1 rule (1 household is allowed to meet max. 1 person that does not belong to their household)
Masses are regulated at a federal state level; some federal states did not hold any over this period of time; some federal states had restrictions for visitors; giving out the sacred host is forbidden; update 29/05/2020: social distancing rules apply (1 meter); the person who gives out the wafer is obliged to wear a mask but not the ones that are receiving it; stoups are not filled. Update 24/07/2020: wearing a mask is mandatory again during indoor masses (except in the federal state of Vorarlberg). Update 19/09/2020: wearing masks is mandatory again from 21/09 onwards. Update 2/11: choir rehearsals and concerts are limited to 6 people indoors and 12 people outdoors. Exception: professional choirs; but they need a prevention concept.
Cultural institutions and entertainment venues are closed. The only exception: Libraries are allowed to remain open: only one person per 10sqm. Museums and archives reopened on 07/12/2020; the rest remains closed. Extended to at least 7 February 2021.
Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 May 2020 to 31 December 2020
shops and factories open with obligatory masks , minimum distance and 1 person per 10 m² Restaurant services only at the table, staff wearing mask, customers can leave masks when seated.
Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to 31 December 2020
As of 15 June, trade fairs and consumer shows are allowed provided there is agreement by local administration and a prevention concept. Weddings & funerals indoors & outdoors with up to 100 persons. Cultural & sports events allowed with up to 100 participants. 1 July: events with fixed seating 250 particiants (indoor), 500 participants (outdoor). 1 August: 500 participants (indoor), 750 (outdoor) upon request up to 1000 (indoor) and 1250 (outdoor).
Note: garden stores; hardware stores; shops smaller thatn 400sqm and craft businesses are allowed to open again under the following circumstances: one customer only per 20sqm; entrance check; frequent disinfection; customers and workers need to wear a mask.
Nursing homes restrictions; Vienna has announced that from 04/05/2020 visits to nursing homes will be possible again under specific rules; at least one more province has decided to follow the same path.
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