Chronology of the coronavirus pandemic in Austria

Chronology and quick overview of all developments and events relating to the coronavirus in Austria, with measures by the federal government.

Chronology of the Coronavirus

Short list and summary of the most important events related to the coronavirus pandemic in Austria.

22.11.21

Start of a lockdown for a maximum of 20 days, ending for vaccinated and convalescent people on December 13, 2021. There is economic aid for those affected. In addition, a compulsory vaccination is being initiated, planned from 02/01/2022.

15.11.21

Lockdown for all unvaccinated persons aged 12 and over, valid for all of Austria. Free testing with the PCR test is possible for those who have been vaccinated for the first time.

08.11.21

2G rule throughout Austria, people who have not been vaccinated are now excluded from many activities. The 3G rule applies at the workplace. FFP2 for all retailers.

08.09.21

Presentation of a new step-by-step plan. Depending on the capacity utilization of the intensive care beds, there is a requirement for 2G.

10.06.21

From now on there will be further easing. The rule is only one meter. The maximum number of people for meetings will be adjusted. The curfew will be set to 24:00.

19.05.21

There will be extensive openings with the 3G rule.

01.04.21

Due to the situation in hospitals, the rules in Eastern Austria are being tightened.

07.02.21

End of the third lockdown.

25.01.21

From now on it is compulsory to wear FFP2 masks in trade and public transport.

27.12.20

First vaccinations begin in Austria.

26.12.20

Beginning of the third lockdown (hard).

07.12.20

Lockdown is invalidated and becomes a lockdown light.

17.11.20

Beginning of the second lockdown (hard).

03.11.20

Start of national exit restrictions (8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.). Leaving private living quarters is only permitted for specific reasons.

21.09.20

Private meetings (indoor) are allowed up to a maximum of 10 people.

14.09.20

Events are limited to 100 people.

01.09.20

At culture / sport events, up to 10,000 people are now allowed again.

17.08.20

Travel warnings for Croatia will be reinstated.

20.06.20

Border controls end, except for Italy.

16.06.20

Travel restrictions fall completely.

30.04.20

Mouth and nose protection must now be worn when shopping.

14.04.20

First easings are permitted. Hardware stores, shops, etc. are allowed to reopen.

16.03.20

Beginning of the first lockdown to contain the virus.

25.02.20

The first coronavirus cases in Austria are being reported.