COVID-19 information for EGU22 (last update 23 November 2021)

Please note: The information below has been researched with the utmost care and is kept up to date as much as possible. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy. We strongly recommend to visit the sites mentioned below regularly if you intend to participate in-person in EGU22.

Detailed information is available on the following sites

Entry regulations for Austria

  • Stricter rules apply during your stay than for your entry: 3-G-rule ("vaccinated, recovered, tested") on entry, 2-G-rule ("vaccinated, recovered") during your stay.
  • Travellers from most European as well as other countries are now able to travel to Austria again. All travellers need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection upon entry.
  • Entry from virus variant areas is generally prohibited, except for Austrian citizens, EU and EEA citizens, among others.
  • When entering from risk countries, a negative result of a COVID test must be carried, a registration with the Pre-Travel Clearance Form must be made and a ten-day quarantine must be started.
  • For more detailed information on entry requirements see: https://www.viennaairport.com/currentinformation.

COVID-19 rules in Vienna

To keep locals and visitors safe, the 2-G-rule ("vaccinated, recovered") currently applies in Vienna; the following measures are in effect:

  • For hotels, restaurants, bars, cultural institutions, etc., proof of vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).
  • FFP2 masks are required on public transport, and in all retail businesses and museums.
  • From 6 December 2021: 2-dose-vaccinations are valid for 9 months only after the second dose.
  • For events with 25 people or more, proof of vaccination/recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt).
  • COVID tests (both PCR and antigen) are no longer valid as "entry tests".

Entry to the conference centre

  • EGU22 falls under the general regulations for large events in Vienna (see above). Therefore, the 2-G rule also applies for entering the EGU General Assembly 2022 at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV).
  • You need to show any one of the proofs below to gain entry. A vaccination certificate/vaccination card/vaccine passport in German or English can be used as proof of vaccination. Digital proof in the form of the EU-model QR code is also accepted.
    • Proof of full vaccination: The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognized: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna. Full immunization (both doses of the vaccine OR Johnson & Johnson + 22 days OR recovery from COVID + one dose) is required.
    • A single vaccination with Johnson & Johnson will only be recognized until 3 January 2022. After that date, a booster is required.
    • OR: Proof of past infection: An official/medical certificate proving a past infection is required.
  • Detailed rules and recommendations to make your stay at the conference as safe as possible will be posted here in the months before the meeting.