ÖIF HOTLINE: Telephone information service

For information on containing the spread of coronavirus, the employees of ÖIF are on hand to assist you from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and on Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on tel. +43 1/715 10 51 - 263.

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Last updated: 11 January 2022

Information on the coronavirus vaccination

All those who live in Austria may receive a free vaccine in Austria to protect them against coronavirus. Registration for the coronavirus vaccine must be carried out via the vaccination platform of the federal states at www.oesterreich-impft.at/jetzt-impfen.

As part of the online consultation “Coronavirus chat: lockdown and vaccination”, the ÖIF provides information on the measures currently in place as well as on the vaccination to protect against coronavirus. For people with insufficient knowledge of German, the consultation sessions will be interpreted. Participation is free of charge and does not require registration. All dates can be found at www.integrationsfonds.at/onlinekurse.

The ÖIF staff are available for you via telephone from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 – 14:00 as well as on Friday from 09:00 – 13:00 at +43 1/715 10 51 - 263 for all your questions regarding coronavirus!

More detailed information on coronavirus and the coronavirus vaccination is available on the webpage of the Ministry for Social Affairs under Informationen zur Corona-Schutzimpfung in Österreich (sozialministerium.at) (information on the coronavirus vaccination in Austria, German language) as well as under Coronavirus (sozialministerium.at).

Click here for online advice on all aspects of COVID-19.

COVID-19 protective measures

Regional measures


  • PCR test: accepted as valid proof for 48 hours
  • The result of an antigen test is no longer accepted as a valid proof. Exception: 3G rule (proof of vaccination, certificate of recovery or negative test result) at the workplace
  • 3G rule for children between the ages of 6 and 3 months after their 12th birthday: PCR test valid for 72 hours, antigen test valid for 48 hours
    • The coronavirus test pass ("Ninja Pass") of a school applies in the week in which all envisaged tests of the teaching week are entered, also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week as corresponding proof.
  • 2.5G rule for school-age children from 3 months after their 12th birthday: PCR test valid for 48 hours
  • Gatherings of more than 25 persons outdoors allowed only with proof of vaccination or certificate of recovery plus negative PCR test (“2G Plus”)


COVID-19 Protective Measures

The protective measures apply until 20 January 2022. This document provides an overview of the applicable measures. For more information, please refer to: www.oesterreich.gv.at, Coronavirus - Aktuelle Maßnahmen (sozialministerium.at).


Please note the special regulations for the Austrian Provinces  → Map Coronavirus Traffic Light | Coronavirus Traffic Light

Please note the special regulations for Vienna as specified under → “Regional measures for Vienna”.


COVID-19 Protective Measures

Information on the Obligation to Wear a Mask

  • Children under the age of 6 do not have to wear a mask.
  • Face masks for children from 6 to 14 years of age. FFP2 masks compulsory for children from 14.
  • Exemptions from the obligation to wear an FFP2 mask:
    • health-related or disability-specific reasons (then mouth-and-nose protection or other closely fitting mechanical protection device; if this cannot be reasonably expected, face shield)
    • Therapeutic educational reasons
    • While providing a service in close physical proximity (if required without a mask)
    • While providing or receiving speech therapy
    • While eating and drinking
    • During the exercise of sports
    • Pregnant women (face mask instead)
    • People who are deaf or hearing impaired, in communication with others

Children up to the age of 12 are exempted from:

  • The restrictions on movement
  • Presentation of:
    • Proof of 2G
    • Proof of 2G plus a PCR test (“2G Plus”)
    • Proof of a booster shot plus a PCR test (“Booster Plus”)

→ Exemptions also apply to school-age children over the age of 12 with a COVID test certificate.

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