As things come to ease, Europe is not requiring face masks in many instances. “Face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” Patrick Ky, the Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), has said regarding the mask requirement.
Starting today, May 16, mask wearing would be a personal choice as Covid mask rules relaxed for EU air travel. ECDC director Andrea Ammon said that although the wearing of masks would no longer be compulsory, it’s important to remember that “together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene, it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission.”
Those who wish to visit Austria, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Malta, Estonia, Luxembourg, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Latvia, and Spain, regardless of coming in internationally or domestically, remain subject to wearing a face mask while reaching these destinations.
Arrivals in Austria
COVID-19 entry restrictions in Austria lifted
All immigration regulations imposed concerning the pandemic have been lifted today, May 16: there is no need to show 3G proof (tested, vaccinated, recovered) upon arrival. It is now possible to enter Austria from all countries of the world as restrictions have been removed.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery for Austria
Tourists are no longer need to show proof of vaccination to enter Austria.
Travelling to Austria from Virus Variant Areas
Austria no longer has a list of virus variant countries on 24 January 2022. Travellers from all countries can now travel to Austria.
Pre-Travel Clearance for Austria
Pre-Travel clearance is no longer required when entering Austria.
Travellers are no longer required to register online as was the rule a while back.
Update June 1, 2022 : No masks are required at the airport, but it is still a personal choice to wear one.
It’s official, face masks in Vienna no longer mandatory in public areas but FFP2 masks remain compulsory on public transport (stations and in bus, wagons), in pharmacies, hospitals, and other health care facilities. A negative PCR test is also required when visiting certain hospitals.
It’s also a personal choice to wear a face mask when out and about.
As we return to what was normal, being careful and cautious is still a good route to take on. Wash hands often, disinfect also, and if you have symptoms of even just colds, wear a mask to protect others and hinder the spread of bacteria and viruses.