Proofs: Tested | Vaccinated | Recovered
The following confirmations serve as evidence of a "low epidemiological risk" from 5 March 2022.
Proof of vaccination (formerly 1G proof)
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a centrally licensed vaccine:
- A second vaccination is valid for 180 days, whereby at least 14 days must have elapsed between the first and second vaccination. For persons up to the age of 18, a second vaccination is valid for 210 days.
- For persons who have already recovered (proof by means of a positive PCR test or antibody test available at least 21 days before vaccination) and who have previously been vaccinated once, the vaccination is valid for 180 days from the date of vaccination.
- A booster vaccination is valid for 365 days. At least 90 days must have elapsed between the booster vaccination and one of the vaccinations listed above.
Vaccination certificates or other proof of vaccination are still valid for 270 days for entry into Austria, but not for entry into 2G areas.
Proof of recovery (formerly 2G proof)
A proof of survived infection with SARS-CoV-2:
- Proof of recovery or medical confirmation of survived infection confirmed by PCR test is valid for 180 days.
- A certificate of isolation, if issued for an infected person (confirmed by PCR test), is valid for 180 days.
Test detection (formerly 3G detection)
Evidence of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2:
- A negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours previously and carried out by an authorised body.
- A negative result of an antigen test taken not more than 24 hours previously and carried out by an authorised body.
- A negative result of an antigen test for self-testing ("living room test"), which is recorded in an official data processing system and the acceptance of which must not date back more than 24 hours.
Form of evidence
All proofs shall be presented in Latin script in German or English or in the form of an EU certificate ("green passport").
Who does not need proof?
Children up to the age of 12 do not have to present any of the above-mentioned proofs.
The obligation to provide proof does not apply to pregnant women and persons who do not have proof of recovery and cannot be vaccinated for health reasons and who cannot reasonably be expected to be tested for health or disability reasons. In such cases, a medical certificate must be presented.
In addition to digital verification by means of a QR code, the analogue way is also possible, including a printed certificate, a certificate of segregation or the vaccination certificate in combination with a photo ID.
General information on the Green Passport: gruenerpass.gv.at