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Visiting Vorarlberg safely

Corona/Covid-19 information

Visiting Vorarlberg safely

We have put together the most important measures, information and service hotlines for you here. Information status: January 2023

From 1 June 2022, the FFP2 mask obligation will only apply in hospitals, retirement/care homes and healthcare facilities! Please continue to observe the distance and hygiene recommendations.

Mask/3 G-proof:
In public life, there is no mask obligation and no G-proof is required.
The FFP2 mask requirement only applies in hospitals, old people’s homes, nursing homes and healthcare facilities! Please continue to observe the distance and hygiene recommendations.

No corona-related restrictions. For entry into Austria, a 3-G certificate is no longer required.
For the return journey, please always observe the entry regulations of your country of origin!

The EU has recommended that member states make testing compulsory for people entering the EU from China. Austria follows this recommendation: Since 9 January 2023, the People’s Republic of China (with the exception of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong) has been considered a “virus variant area in which a virus variant of concern is likely to occur”. According to the current entry regulation, this means that proof is required before entry and random testing is required after entry. Travellers must therefore present a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) before departure from China to Austria. The airlines are responsible for checking the evidence. The regulation will expire at the end of 7 April 2023.

Germany has also introduced a proof requirement for travellers from China, please note this if you want to enter Austria via a German airport. You can find more information here.

Corona testing opportunities for guests:
Free PCR gargle tests can be picked up at pharmacies. PCR gargle self-testing requires a one-time registration at Here you will find the registration and procedure information.
Registration for the antigen tests: (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.

There are no restrictions for visitors. The appointment of a COVID 19 officer, the preparation and implementation of a COVID 19 prevention concept only applies to gatherings of more than 500 people.

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.