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Information updated: 01.06.2022

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

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

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 ( (information on the coronavirus vaccination in Austria, German language) as well as under Coronavirus (

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

COVID-19 measures

These measures apply provisionally until 23 August 2022. This document provides an overview of the applicable measures. For more information, please refer to:, Coronavirus - Aktuelle Maßnahmen (


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

Regional measures


  • FFP2 masks are still obligatory in:
    • Public transport – throughout the entire journey, at stops and waiting areas
    • Public pharmacies
  • The following applies in the health sector:
    • Negative PCR test and mandatory FFP2 mask for visitors in old people’s homes, care homes, hospitals and health spas
      • this applies to children aged 6 and older
      • this does not apply to people who have recovered after 15.1.2022, for a period of 2 months following the end of the infection
    • Proof of 2.5G and mandatory FFP2 mask plus 2x weekly negative PCR test for employees in old people’s homes, care homes, hospitals and health spas
  • PCR test: valid for 48 hours

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as of February 2022

Attention: The obligation to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is being suspended for the time being.

Compulsory vaccination means that all persons in Austria are obligated to get themselves vaccinated against coronavirus if they are not yet vaccinated and the authority so specifies. Fines are possible in the event of non-compliance. The following provisions have been in force since 5 February 2022:  Further information is available at Information on compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in Austria (

  • In effect from 5 February 2022 until 31 January 2024 – fines to be issued as of 16 March 2022
  • Applies for all persons aged 18 and over who live in Austria.
    The exceptions to this are:
    • Persons under the age of 18
    • Women who are pregnant
    • Persons who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons
    • Persons who have not formed any or have only formed an insufficient number of antibodies despite vaccinations (e.g. in the event of allergies to the coronavirus vaccines)
    • Persons who have recovered from a coronavirus infection in the last 180 days
  • Reasons that justify an exception must be confirmed by a doctor.
  • Compulsory vaccination incorporates all recommended coronavirus vaccinations; these are currently:
    • Initial vaccination
    • Second vaccination
    • Third vaccination
  • Vaccines recognised to meet the requirements of compulsory vaccination are:
    • BioNTech-Pfizer - Comirnaty
    • Moderna Biotech - Spikevax
    • AstraZeneca - Vaxzevria
    • Johnson & Johnson - Covid-19 Vaccine Janssen
    • Novavax - Nuvaxovid
    • 2 Chinese vaccines:
      • Sinopharm - Vero Cell
      • Sinovac - CoronaVac
    • 3 Indian vaccines:
      • Bharat Biotech - COVAXIN
      • Serum Institute of India - COVOVAX and Covishield
  • People who received two vaccinations abroad, but none of the vaccines listed above, are considered to have received only the first dose of vaccination.
  • In the event of a coronavirus infection between the vaccinations, a vaccination must be given at the latest 180 days from the sample (positive PCR test).
  • If this requirement is not complied with, a fine is possible (up to 600 euros or up to 3,600 euros in the case of proceedings in court)


  • The federal government will determine specific days on which it will identify people who need to be vaccinated against COVID.
  • If it is not possible to ascertain whether a person fulfils the vaccination obligation, they will be contacted by the authorities.
  • People will be asked to get vaccinated by a fixed deadline at the latest or to have their reasons for exemption registered in the vaccination register by a doctor.
  • If this request is not complied with by the deadline, the authorities may issue a fine (see above).

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