(Updated May 3rd, 2023)
Unfortunately, I’m not qualified to offer you medical or specific travel advice. The below is simply my rough interpretation of the very few remaining COVID measures in Vienna, but this is not a substitute for official information.
Be sure to get your COVID information from official websites (sample links below).
The city is completely open and has been for a long while now. The authorities have cancelled almost all COVID-related restrictions and regulations: some special rules remain that apply to, for example, positive COVID cases.
The most common day-to-day issue for visitors in Vienna is whether you need to wear a mask anywhere.
Face masks are no longer obligatory anywhere as of April 30th, 2023, with rare exceptions. For example, vulnerable settings such as medical facilities may have their own in-house rules and special mask rules apply if you test positive.
Back on May 16th, 2022, Austria removed COVID-related travel restrictions for entering the country, though special requirements do remain in theory should any country find itself classified as a source of virus variants. Do a quick check just in case. For example, new requirements were introduced on January 7th, 2023 for those wishing to travel to Austria from China (these expired at the end of February 2023).
Back in early August, 2022, Austria moved away from a compulsory quarantine regime to allow people who test positive for COVID to be mobile subject to certain conditions, various mask and social distancing requirements as well as bans from particular kinds of vulnerable locations like care homes.
Things may change in the future, of course, so keep an eye on developments.
Check official sources of information for the precise details, especially the specific rules should you test positive for COVID.
Sources of official info
- Municipal government site: Vienna’s official info on COVID that also includes any local requirements (as a province, Vienna has the right to implement stricter rules than the national ones, though they stopped doing so in early 2023)
- Tourism office of the City of Vienna: useful information for travelers
These links are provided as a courtesy only, not an endorsement. Also be sure, of course, to check your government’s travel advisory pages, especially regarding your own country’s requirements when returning from Austria.