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Meeting related updates

Prerequisites for meetings, trade fairs and congresses as of 10 June 2021:

  • Maximum number of persons: 
    • With assigned seating: Indoor max. 1,500 people, outdoor max. 3,000.
    • Without assigned seating: Indoor and outdoor max. 50 persons.
  • Maximum occupancy must not exceed 75%.
  • A minimum distance of 1 meter must be maintained or a seat must be left free.
  • FFP2 mask obligation indoors during the entire event. 
  • Registration compulsory for stays longer than 15 minutes. 
  • Entry tests are obligatory.
  • Notification is compulsory for up to 50 persons, an official permit is required for meetings with more than 50 persons.
  • A prevention concept and the appointment of a COVID-19 representative are obligatory for events with more than 50 participants. 
  • The regulations for catering (restaurants) apply. 
  • For fairs in closed rooms, an area of at least 10 sqm must be available per visitor.
  • Closing time: midnight

Valid entry tests: 

  • Negative PCR test (validity: 72 hours).
  • Negative antigen test from a test lane, pharmacy, etc. (validity: 48 hours).
  • Antigen self-tests recorded in an official data processing system of the countries (validity: 24 hours). 
  • On-site self-tests are valid for this one visit only and only at the facility.
  • Proof of CODIV-19 vaccination or recovery (by medical confirmation, segregation notice or antibody test). 

Guests are admitted to restaurants if they are vaccinated, tested or recovered. The following regulations apply: 

  • Registration compulsory for stays longer than 15 minutes. 
  • A minimum distance of 1 meter must be maintained between groups of people.
  • Indoor 8 persons per table (plus underage children).
  • Outdoor 16 persons per table (plus underage children).
  • FFP2 mask obligation except at the table and outdoors, in the entire area for employees (mouth-nose protection, if tested, vaccinated or recovered).
  • Operators must appoint a COVID-19 representative and present a COVID-19 prevention concept. 
  • Closing time: midnight

For overnight stays in the hotels, the following also applies: mandatory registration and access for vaccinated, tested or recovered persons. Masks are mandatory when moving within the premises, 1 meter minimum distance has to be kept. 

The entire Austrian federal government regulation is available in German only. The amendment is effective as of June 10, 2021. 

Further available in German: detailed guidelines from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection well as an overview from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism and information on the Safe Hospitality website

Latest Covid-19 information on travelling to or staying in Vienna can be found here.