What are the current rules for events?
Events are currently prohibited across Austria until at least 11th April 2021. This includes cultural events, sporting events, weddings, film screenings, trips by coaches or excursion ships for tourist purposes, exhibitions, congresses, trade and public fairs and occasional markets.
Is there a forecast as to whether certain events can take place at a later date?
From the end of February onwards, cultural institutions (incl. cinemas) should be open subject to restrictions and depending on the infection rate. An interim evaluation will be carried out in mid-February. All organisers will inform you in good time whether an event will take place or not. Detailed information can be found here. We will also keep you informed.
When are museums allowed to reopen?
Since 8th February, shops, body-related services, museums, zoos and animal parks are allowed to reopen, but under stricter conditions. Here, FFP2 masks are just as mandatory and the minimum distance between people has been increased to two metres.
Which leisure facilities are currently closed?
Leisure facilities, pools, gyms and sports facilities are no longer allowed to open. In any event, the following facilities are covered:
- Theatre companies
- Leisure and amusement parks
- Swimming pools
- Dance schools
- Betting offices, slot machines, arcades and casinos
- Public mines
- Theatres, concert halls and arenas, cinemas, varieties and cabaret,
- Indoor playgrounds
- Paintball locations
The practice of contact sports is not possible until further notice. Both running and cycling are allowed, with two metres distance to people who do not live in the same household.
On the following pages you will find answers to the most important questions about framework conditions and protection – Ministry of Social Affairs, leisure regulations as well as trade fairs and events.