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Current Covid-19 situation in Vienna, Austria

Last update: February 8, 2021

1. Current situation

2. Entry to Austria
•  Covid-19 tests at Vienna International Airport

3. Book with confidence
•  New bookings
•  Re-booking and cancellation

4. Live online German courses
5. Safety and hygiene measures

1. Current situation

Lockdown Easement – Face-to-face classes from February 15, 2021 onwards!

German Courses at the ActiLingua Academy in Vienna:

Due to the easement of the lockdown measures by the Austrian government, we will switch back to face-to-face classes from February 15, 2021 onwards.

Accommodation: ActiLingua Residence

The ActiLingua Residence is remaining open for our students. Breakfast or half-board can not be served in the ActiLingua Residence until further notice. The use of kitchen in the apartment is included in the price.


Shops, shopping centres, pharmacies, gas stations and drug stores, museums, zoos, libraries, hairdressers etc. are open. Restaurants and leisure facilities, including gyms, theatres and concert halls are currently closed.

2. Entry to Austria

Source: (German) (English)

New entry regulations to Austria from February 08, 2021:
Anyone entering Austria from abroad is required to register electronically before entering the country . As of February 10, 2021, travelers must present a medical certificate, not older than 72 hours, which confirms a negative Covid 19 test result (Antigen or PCR test). If this is not possible, a Covid 19 test must be carried out immediately after entry, within 24 hours (Antigen or PCR test). Upon entry to Austria, tourists will have to self-quarantine for 10 days. Most tourists have the option to end quarantine after at least 5 days if a negative PCR test can be shown. Derogations apply for high- risk countries, such as Portugal, Great Britain or South Africa. We recommend to attend our Live Online German classes via Zoom, during the 5/10 days of self-quarantine.
This does not apply for tourists from: Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapour, South Korea and the Vatican (15.01.2021). If the reason for entry to Austria is not for touristic reasons, but the participation for regular school or vocational studies, please find more information here:
Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: FAQ Travel and Tourism

•  Covid-19 tests at the Vienna International Airport

It is possible to get a Covid-19 test at Vienna International Airport immediately after your arrival. During registration times (Monday to Sunday from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm) please go directly to the registration desk in Office Park 3. Pre-registration by phone or email is not necessary. Please note that there may be waiting times depending on the number of passengers. The PCR-test costs EUR 99.- and can only be paid via credit or debit card.

Contact Health Center Vienna Airport:
Tel: +431700724906

3. Book with confidence

•  New bookings

For new bookings between now and June 30, 2021 we will not charge any administrative or cancellation fees if we are informed in writing no later than 5 working days before your course start that:
- You are not permitted to travel due to official travel restrictions from your home country.
- You are not permitted to travel due to entry restrictions into Austria.
- You have official medical proof of a positive COVID-19 test.
If you must cancel your course for other reasons than the above mentioned, our regular terms apply.

•  Re-booking and cancellation

Should a new lockdown be ordered by the Austrian government, students who are on site in Vienna can:
- Continue their course in one of our live online German courses.
- Receive a credit note for unconsumed course/accommodation services that have been paid for.

4. Live online German courses

In addition to our course offer in Vienna we also offer live online German courses, with 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week.

Many of our student choose our live online classes, because they prefer the opportunity of studying in small, international groups from home. They value the chance of learning German with a native speaker teacher in their free time in a familiar environment. 2 lessons of live online cultural programme are included each week, which gives the students additional insight into Austria's history and culture. Our live online classes are the ideal preparation for a future language course at ActiLingua Academy.

5. Safety and hygiene measures

The safety of all course participants and employees is our top priority. In the implementation of our safety guidelines, the highest level of student safety is key and group sizes and physical distance are designed in accordance with the applicable regulations. It is important to adhere to the physical distance guidelines and to wear a FFP2 mouth-nose-protection in school and at some indoor venues (e.g. public transport, health care). Also all ActiLingua employees and students are obligated to take a Antigen Test every Monday and Wednesday before the course (between 8:15 am and 8:45 am).
The test is sponsored by ActiLingua and is free of charge for ActiLingua students.

If you require any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us at

We wish all of you the very best for now, stay healthy and safe!
We hope to see you in Vienna soon.

The ActiLingua Team

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