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The information below refers to all important aspects of the event and tourism industry. Every 7 days the Austrian government evaluates the actual facts and figures of the COVID-19 situation and, as a consequence, adapts the rules and regulations regarding their prevention measures.

Adaptation of measures for high-risk (cluster) zones

Since September 2020 the Austrian government has been implementing a “traffic light” guiding system that informs about the epidemiological risk in each of Austria’s provinces, as well as about the possible, additional safety measures for each region. The recommended containment measures and instructions are based on the epidemiological situation of each province and are adjusted, accordingly.

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All Events (e.g. Meetings/Seminars/Congresses/Concerts/Theatre)

From October, 23rd 2020, the following maximum numbers of participants/guests are allowed:

» Indoor – with a maximum capacity of 6 persons without assigned seats
» Outdoor – with a maximum capacity of 12 persons without assigned seats
» Indoor & Outdoor – with a maximum capacity of 250 persons with assigned seats and an official registration at the local public administration
» Indoor – with a maximum capacity of 1.000 persons with assigned seats and a special permit from the local public administration authority
» Outdoor – with a maximum capacity of 1.500 persons with assigned seats and a special permit from the local public administration authority

General rules:

» For indoor events with 50 or more participants/guests and outdoor events with 100 or more participants/guests an individual COVID-19 prevention concept must be established and executed, including a special COVID-19 certified manager on site.
» MNP masks are mandatory for all events, both for indoor as well for outdoor.
» Safety distance minimum of 1 meter
» No food & beverages services allowed during events

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Distance – Hygiene – Information – Safety

Guidelines for the safe planning and execution of events

This protocol was developed in close cooperation with the authorities and the service providers involved. It is intended to strengthen the confidence in the quality of our services and the services we provide, above and beyond the legal measures and requirements. The ultimate objective of all measures is to protect the health and well-being of all event participants and all persons involved in the planning and operation of an event. The Austrian Event Protocol defines four core areas, which are to be understood as the imperative guiding principles.

Read the Austrian Event Protocol in its entirety below.

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