View from the city hall to the Burgtheater

FAQs: Vienna now

We are happy to welcome you and your guests to Vienna!

Arrival and departure

What do I need to consider if I want to travel to Vienna at the moment? 

Currently all immigration regulations imposed because of the pandemic have been lifted. Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or tests are not required at the moment. You can find a detailed overview of the relevant conditions here

What is the situation as regards traveling within Austria?  

Traveling within Austria is possible without any restrictions. An FFP2 mask must be worn when traveling on public transport in Vienna.

What are the current restrictions within Austria when traveling by train?  

Please inquire before departure whether and which restrictions apply at your destination. 

Is it still necessary to quarantine in Vienna?  

Currently no quarantine is imposed upon arrival to Vienna.  

Is is possible to get tested in Vienna?  

There are various offers for both PCR and antigen test in the city, some of them are offered to visitors for free by the government. You can find a detailed overview here

What should I consider upon departure?

Please check the official pages of your home country for the immigration requirements there and about which type of test you will have to take for your journey home.

Safe stay in Vienna

Am I required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing?

An FFP2 mask must be worn in some areas. You must socially distance from people who do not live in the same household as you. You can find detailed information here

What has to be taken into consideration when using public transport? 

You must observe the following rules when using public transport.  

What prerequisites must be met in order to stay at a hotel in Vienna?

You can find all important information about overnight stays at hotels in Vienna here

Are hotel guests also offered the possibility to get tested?

Many of Vienna's hotels offer their guests various testing options

Is there a Safe Stay seal in Vienna for accommodation providers?  

As a sought-after travel destination, Vienna defined stringent safety and hygiene rules for accommodation providers from the outset. 

Where should I go if I am sick or suspect I am sick during my stay? 

Visitors to Vienna who fall sick during their stay will be well taken care of. 

Additional information

The city of Vienna, the ministry and other public bodies offer a range of further information

News from Vienna

What new hotels are there in Vienna?  

From luxurious to laid-back, and from magnificent city center palace to the ultramodern high-rise made of timber: following lockdown, Vienna's hotel sector is showing extremely strong signs of life in the form of exciting new openings.

Does Vienna have any extraordinary hotels?  

When the hotel stay becomes an experience: we present the most extraordinary places you can experience an exciting night in when you come to Vienna.

Have any new museums opened in Vienna recently?  

Vienna has countless museums. Modern, postmodern, Albertina modern – Vienna has a new museum for modern and contemporary art. The Sigmund Freud Museum has reopened, freshly renovated. 

Over the next few months and years, the capital of culture is set to welcome a wealth of new highlights when a bumper crop of exceptional museums open – or reopen.

What event highlights are there in Vienna at the moment?  

You can find all current dates in our event database

Vienna Content & B2B Tools

Which themes are currently focused on when promoting Vienna?

In 2023, Vienna will celebrate "150 Years of the Vienna World's Fair". In our content database, you'll find a large number of images on these topics which can be used for advertising purposes – simply enter the search term "vision".

Where can I find itinerary suggestions?  

Vienna in 3 days: Never been to Vienna before? With our 72-hour program, you're guaranteed not to miss a thing on your first visit to Vienna. 

Are there special offers for families?  

Yes, of course. There are many Viennese secrets waiting to be discovered by children young and old. 

Where can I find tips for walks and tours?  

We have compiled some special tips for walks and tours for your visit to Vienna. Have fun browsing and discovering! 

Does Vienna also have special premium offers? 

Vienna offers many exclusive and luxurious experiences for its guests. 

What sustainable offers and experiences are there in Vienna?

If you're looking to have a healthy and sustainable holiday, then Vienna is the place to come. 

Where can I find restaurant recommendations for Vienna?  

Vienna's eateries – ranging from the typical Viennese "Beisl" (tavern) to the luxurious gourmet temple – offer the entire spectrum of regional and international delights to please the palate. 

Which restaurants in Vienna are suitable for groups?  

The establishments listed here represent just a small selection. 

Where can I find information on Vienna's cafés? 

The Viennese coffee house is known around the globe for its informal pleasantness, as an oasis of gemütlichkeit. 

I'd like to visit a typical Viennese heuriger. Where can I find recommendations for this?  

It's as famous as the Giant Ferris Wheel, Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna Boys Choir or the Lipizzaners. The real Viennese heuriger. You can find our top tips here.

Is there a list of incoming travel agencies? 

In order to compile your offer for Vienna, you will find the contact details of Viennese incoming travel agencies below. 

Is there an overview of all accommodation providers?  

You can find more than 400 hotels, guest houses and apartments, together with addresses and photographs, in our latest hotel list.  

Experiencing Vienna virtually

Are there virtual museum tours?

The livestream series VIENNA SHOWCASE of the Vienna Tourist Board invites visitors to go on virtual tours of Vienna's current art and culture highlights. 

Where can I find footage material on Vienna?

On our YouTube channel, you'll find many videos on Vienna, both general recordings and others that focus on specific topics. There is also a footage database, where you can find raw material of the city and its sights.  

Top tips

Is there a special program for agents?  

The Vienna Experts Club International is an initiative of the Vienna Tourist Board and is aimed at employees of travel agencies/tour operators, airlines, transport companies or online travel websites who work in the marketing or sales departments and offer trips to Vienna. 

Where can I find information about the Vienna City Card?  

The Vienna City Card – the added extra for your trip to Vienna. 

Is there an affiliate program for the Vienna City Card?  

Yes, there is! Become an official Vienna City Card retailer and offer your guests maximum flexibility during their trip to Vienna. 

Is there a Vienna app with tips? 

May we present: ivie – your personal Vienna guide