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Current Covid-19 situation in Vienna, Austria

Last update: May 18, 2021

Top News:

Why can Austria reopen?

•  Introduction of the "Green Pass"
•  Ranked among top countries within EU with testing strategy
•  Since many weeks among top countries in vaccination progress
•  Further steps for re-opening planned for June 2021

From  May 19, 2021: An easement of travel restrictions will come into place. Citizens from following countries may enter without necessity to quarantine:

 Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Liechtenstein, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Czech Republic, Hungary & Vatican

 From June 1, 2021:  No necessity to quarantine for travellers that are vaccinated, tested or cured (except countries with high incidency rates).

Free entry for:

All EU-countries, Switzerland, New Zealand, Israel, Australia, Singapore & South Korea as well as countries listed on Appendix A

We will constantly update this list.

Please note that the list of countries is subject to change. Most current information is to be found on the website of the Austrian Government.

General situation in Austria from May 19, 2021:

Shops, shopping centers, pharmacies gas stations, drug stores, museums, zoos, libraries hairdressers, restaurants and leisure facilities, fitness centers and concert halls will be open. Access will be granted through the "Green Pass".

The implementation of the "Green Pass" as planned by the Austrian Government will show vaccination status, test status as well as status of previous illness. This pass is planned to be used for entering restaurants and leisure facilities.

Further detailed information about…

1. ActiLingua Academy

ActiLingua Academy is open for face-to-face classes at our school in Vienna. We run summer schools in German and English, our Holiday Course as well as German and English courses for adults 16+.
Additionally we offer Live Online classes via Zoom.
Therefore, we cater for all needs of our students during these challenging times.

2. Accommodation: ActiLingua Residence

The ActiLingua Residence is remaining open for students. The use of kitchen in the apartment is included in the price. 

3. Entry to Austria

Source: (German) (English)

Entry regulations to Austria until May 19, 2021:
Anyone entering Austria from abroad is required to register electronically before entering the country. Travelers must present a medical certificate, not older than 72 hours, which confirms a negative Covid 19 test result (Antigen or PCR test). If this is not possible, a Covid 19 test must be carried out immediately after entry, within 24 hours (Antigen or PCR test). Upon entry to Austria, tourists will have to self-quarantine for 10 days. Most tourists have the option to end quarantine after at least 5 days if a negative PCR test can be shown. Derogations apply for high- risk countries, such as Portugal, Great Britain or South Africa. We recommend to attend our Live Online German classes via Zoom, during the 5/10 days of self-quarantine.
This does not apply for tourists from: Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican, which are currently listed in Appendix A. If the reason for entry to Austria is not for touristic reasons, but the participation for regular school or vocational studies, please find more information here:
Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: FAQ Travel and Tourism

•  Covid-19 tests at the Vienna International Airport

It is possible to get a Covid-19 test at Vienna International Airport immediately after your arrival. During registration times (Monday to Sunday from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm) please go directly to the registration desk in Office Park 3. Pre-registration by phone or email is not necessary. Please note that there may be waiting times depending on the number of passengers. The PCR-test costs EUR 99.- and can only be paid via credit or debit card.

Contact Health Center Vienna Airport:
Tel: +431700724906

4. Book with confidence

•  New bookings

For new bookings between now and June 30, 2021 we will not charge any administrative or cancellation fees if we are informed in writing no later than 5 working days before your course start that:
- You are not permitted to travel due to official travel restrictions from your home country.
- You are not permitted to travel due to entry restrictions into Austria.
- You have official medical proof of a positive COVID-19 test.
If you must cancel your course for other reasons than the above mentioned, our regular terms apply.

•  Re-booking and cancellation

Should a new lockdown be ordered by the Austrian government, students who are on site in Vienna can:
- Continue their course in one of our live online German courses.
- Receive a credit note for unconsumed course/accommodation services that have been paid for.

5. Live online German courses

In addition to our course offer in Vienna we also offer live online German courses, with 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week.

Many of our student choose our live online classes, because they prefer the opportunity of studying in small, international groups from home. They value the chance of learning German with a native speaker teacher in their free time in a familiar environment. 2 lessons of live online cultural programme are included each week, which gives the students additional insight into Austria's history and culture. Our live online classes are the ideal preparation for a future language course at ActiLingua Academy.

6. Safety and hygiene measures

The safety of all course participants and employees is our top priority. In the implementation of our safety guidelines, the highest level of student safety is key and group sizes and physical distance are designed in accordance with the applicable regulations. It is important to adhere to the physical distance guidelines and to wear a FFP2 mouth-nose-protection in school and at some indoor venues (e.g. public transport, health care). Also all ActiLingua employees and students are obligated to take an Antigen Test every Monday and Wednesday before the course.

If you require any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us at

We wish all of you the very best for now, stay healthy and safe!
We hope to see you in Vienna soon.

The ActiLingua Team

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