Latest information on Coronavirus
Full information on the current situation in Vienna and Austria.
Important information at a glance
- • As at: March 11, 2020
- • Confirmed cases in Vienna: 50 (2 of them have already recovered)
- • Coronavirus hotline: 0800 555 621 (24 hours)
- • Health hotline: 1450 (24 hours)
- • The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Austria is monitoring current developments very closely and is in constant communication with the relevant national and international authorities so that it can take quick and consistent action as required. The main objective across Europe is to contain Coronavirus.
Events/sightseeing in Vienna
- • Indoor events with more than 100 participants and outdoor events with more than 500 participants will be cancelled until the beginning of April 2020.
- • Please inform yourself directly on the websites of event organizers, cultural institutions etc. whether events are taking place or sightseeing/visits are possible. Among others, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunn Zoo, the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments in the Hofburg, the Federal Museums, the Federal Theatres and many other institutions are closed.
Your trip to Vienna
- • Until further notice, people from Italy are prohibited from entering Austria (exceptions only with a medical certificate).
- •Increased attention is required at Vienna International Airport in Schwechat. Until further notice, direct flights from Northern Italy (Venice, Milan and Bologna), China, Iran and South Korea to Vienna have been suspended. Passengers from third countries from a crisis region - i.e. parts of China, South Korea and Iran - require a doctor's certificate as entry requirement. Additional informational material (posters, flyers), which provides information about Coronavirus and how to behave accordingly, is available for travelers in several languages.
- •Airlines must report any passengers traveling from areas affected by Coronavirus without delay. This applies to those passengers who have visited an area subject to travel advice issued by the Austrian Foreign Ministry relating to Coronavirus within the last 14 days before commencing their journey and who landed at an airport in Austria. If infection is confirmed, the airlines must "immediately hand over the entire passenger list", in accordance with the Regulation on Airline Passenger Data Disclosure.
- • Cancellation of holidays: Please contact your tour operator or insurance company direct.
Suspicion of infection
- • If you suspect that you are infected, please stay in your room and avoid gatherings of people and public transport
- • Call the health hotline on 1450: You will be looked after by medical staff over the phone and given further information.