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New COVID Rules from Next Week for Vienna

Please note that as of the end of next week (Nov. 12), the Vienna government has announced that the 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered) will be imposed on bars, restaurants, events for more than 25 people and close contact services, such as hairdressers. This means that those holding only a negative test will no longer be able to visit these listed places.

As far as I can read, shops, hotels, museums and public transportation are not affected by this new rule.

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Do you know what the rules are for children? We will be travelling there in December with a fully vaccinated 12 year old and an 11 year old who will likely be only partially vaccinated at the time.

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Children not older than 12 are exempt from all restrictions, except in Vienna.
In Vienna for children between 6 and 12 the 3G rules apply.

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If you were vaccinated with 2 dose completed early February will you still be allowed to stay at a hotel or enter bars or restaurant?….I’m reading that the last dose - identified as the second dose has to be within 270 days of travel…

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For entry into the country, depends on what vaccination you had - https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

And here -

https://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/corona-information/arrival-and-departure-388182

For going out and about, it depends on where in Austria you will visit. If in Vienna, the vaccination validity is 270 days - https://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/corona-information/your-safe-stay-in-vienna-388282

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(Updated)

The regulations are a bit confusing:
There is a federal mandate, but some states have already tightened these rules to mitigate the exponential growth of new infections, which reached an all-time high the last days.

This is the nomenclature of requirements:

2G+ - fully vaccinated or recovered (within the grace period) and PCR tested (within the last 48 hours)
2G - fully vaccinated or recovered (within the grace period)
2.5G - fully vaccinated, recovered or PCR tested (within the last 48 hours)
3G - fully vaccinated, recovered or antigen tested (within the last 24 hours)

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Do you have any info on how to find tests and what the costs are? I'm a little confused about what will be required for my youngest child. The rest of the family is fully vaxxed within 270 days, but it looks like my 11 year old will require a recent test to go to public places like restaurants and markets. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!) I'm happy to do regular testing and even pay for them, but I'm hoping it won't be a huge hassle for us. Seeing as a lot of kids will be in the same boat, I'm hoping that it will be a fairly smooth process. Any insights?

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Children in Austria are tested 3X a week in school and are issued a special pass, so the current rules do not take tourist children into consideration. In other words, this isn’t an issue for Austrian family as you assume.

There will be significant changes to rules announced today so I hesitate to give any advice in this moment. Continue to check Austria.info for the latest regulations.

That said, PCR gargle tests are free for tourists - https://allesgurgelt.at/en/wien/

Also, only the food and beverage section of the markets require 2G, so you can enjoy most of the markets together as a family anyway.