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Current Covid-19 situation in Vienna, Austria

Last update: November 16, 2020

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 2.0 – The ActiLingua Academy and the ActiLingua Residence will remain open!

The Austrian government has issued a lockdown, which is expected to be from November 17. - December 06, 2020.

We are happy to inform you that the ActiLingua Academy and the ActiLingua Residence will remain open until further notice. This is possible due to our status as a private school for adult education and the fact that it is possible to leave ones private living space for professional and educational purposes.

We will implement stricter safety regulations to keep you safe:

•  Mouth and nose protection has to be worn at all times at school including during class. The mask can be taken off in case a person is speaking and it is difficult to hear what the person is saying.
•  Physical distance of 1 metre has to be ensured at all times. Please arrange your desks accordingly.
•  Windows must be opened every 30 minutes.
•  Students, attending a German course at the ActiLingua Academy will receive a confirmation of participation which should be possessed on the way to and from school.

Shops, which are required to meet the basic needs of daily life such as grocery shops, pharmacies, gas stations and drug stores remain open. Other shops and shopping centres as well as restaurants and leisure facilities, including museums, theatres and concert halls are closed.

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.

Live Online German lessons are also available via Zoom.

2. Entry to Austria

Source: (German) (English)

•  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 120.- and can only be paid via credit or debit card.

Contact Health Center Vienna Airport:
Tel: +431700724906
Mail: [email protected]

3. Book with confidence

•  New bookings

For new bookings between now and December 31, 2020 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. There are different options of live online courses for adults 16+, teens 12-18, German Teachers´ course, Certificate Preparation course for OSD or TELC, Business German course and German for adults 50+.

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 adhered to the physical distance guidelines and to wear a mouth-nose-protection at some indoor venues (e.g. public transport, health care).

This information is from November 16, 2020 and valid until further notice.

If you require any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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

Barbara & Roland Ernst

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