Corona Virus Update in Austria

As Start-up-Services, we wanted to give you an overview of the latest measures of the government to combat the Corona virus in Austria.

Let’s start with the good news – from yesterday onwards (07.04.2020) Tyrol is no longer under quarantine (except 3 communities: Sölden, Paznauntal, St. Anton).

Other measures are the following:

Regulation on wearing masks (since April 1st, 2020)

– It is obligatory for all employees of supermarkets and their customers to wear masks

– Supermarket chains will hand over a mouth and nose protector at the entrance to each person who goes shopping

– From the moment these masks are handed out in front of the supermarkets, it is obligatory to wear them in the supermarket while shopping


General measures that apply throughout Austria

– You can leave your house only

o For going to work (if necessary; if home office is not possible)

o For going to the supermarket, pharmacy, ATM, consultation, medical attendance, therapy

o For supporting the elderly

o For going for a walk, going jogging or for walking the dog

Duration of measures: Effective from March 16th, 2020 until April 30th, 2020



– Universities, schools and kindergarten are for the time being closed

– Hotels and holiday apartments are closed for tourists until May 15th, 2020 (current state)

Entering Austria

– By plane: not possible due to airport closures

– For Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia a medical certificate is required.

– Third-country nationals can be subjected to a health check at the border and asked about the reason for entry

– All Austrian embassies are closed for normal operation – only emergencies are processed. As soon as the situation has been defused, applications already approved can be issued

– The entry into Tyrol for people with residence in Tyrol is permitted, but you must either

O provide a certificate not older than four days, which confirms Corona negative

O or put yourself for 14 days in self-monitored home quarantine

Ease of Restrictions is being planned

– The opening of shops, with an area of up to 400 sqm, might open up again as well as hardware stores and garden markets (starting April 14th, 2020)

– All shops might be possible to open again as well as shopping malls and hairdresser (under very strict regulations) (starting May 1st, 2020)

– Events will be cancelled until at least until end of June 2020

If those plans will be put into motion, will be discussed at the end of April 2020.


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