C Family hikes in Kleinwalsertal / Fluchtalpe (c) Oliver Farys - Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
In public life, masks are not compulsory and a G certificate is not required.
As of 1 May 2023, the FFP2 mask requirement ended in all areas throughout the country/federation, and a mask is no longer required even in hospitals or care institutions.
Likewise, the appointment of COVID 19 officers or the preparation of a COVID 19 prevention concept for larger events is no longer necessary. Operators can, however, continue to provide for regulations in their area, such as the obligation to wear a mask.
Currently there are no corona-related restrictions. There are no testing, verification, registration or quarantine requirements for entry into Austria. (For the return journey, please always observe the entry regulations of your country of origin). The EU regulation for entrants from China also expired on 7 April 2023.
Corona testing opportunities for guests:
Free PCR gargle tests can still be picked up at pharmacies. PCR gargle self-testing requires a one-time registration at www.vorarlberg.at/vorarlberggurgelt. Here you will find the registration and procedure information.
Registration for the antigen tests: www.vorarlberg.at/coronatest (in German)
In the case of a Corona infection:
Since 1. 8. 2022, Corona infected persons without symptoms are subject to “traffic restrictions”, essentially these are: FFP2 mask obligation indoors, in public and also in private means of transport with fellow passengers, ban on visiting health facilities. No notice is issued and there is no longer a mandatory quarantine. The traffic restrictions automatically apply for 10 days after a positive test; a negative PCR test lifts these restrictions from the fifth day at the earliest. No notification is issued and there is no longer an obligatory quarantine.
Validity of vaccination certificates in Austria (“green passport”):
The first vaccination series (2 vaccinations or recovery + 1 vaccination) is valid for 180 days. Persons under 18 years of age are excluded. Their double vaccination is valid for 210 days (7 months).
The booster vaccination certificate (3/4 vaccinations or recovery + 2 vaccinations) is valid for 365 days.