Updated September 24th, 2020: The government has lifted many of the numerous initial measures introduced to help counter the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Austria. For example, all shops, coffee houses, hotels, and restaurants may now open, and kids have gone back to school.
Almost all tourism infrastructure, including most major museums and other tourist sites, has reopened (but expect changes to normal operations).
Restrictions on public life do remain in place, however. For example, face masks are required in a wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces. This includes public transport (where it’s always been required of late) but also museums, shops, open-air markets, and similar.
New event restrictions have also come into force. And a new “traffic light” COVID alert system is in the process of implementation that might also affect, for example, future events (audience numbers, cancellations etc.).
As a private individual, I’m not qualified to offer you travel or medical advice, so check:
- Official event, service & location websites (particularly for info on cancellations, postponements, changed opening times, temporary closures and behavioural requirements)
- Your government’s travel advisory pages (there are, for example, restrictions on entry to Austria from certain countries and vice versa)
- The official tourism website, which has detailed info/updates in English for those planning (or on) a trip to Vienna, with various links to further information of use to travellers and visitors
Check official sources for accurate, up-to-date advice and information.