Current Covid-19 situation in Vienna, Austria
Last update: May 18, 2021
General situation in Austria:
Shops, shopping centers, pharmacies gas stations, drug stores, museums, zoos, libraries hairdressers, restaurants and leisure facilities, fitness centers and concert halls will be open. Access will be granted through the 3-G-rule. To enter it is necessary to show a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of previous illness.
Furthermore, the implementation of the "Green Pass" is planned by the Austrian Government and will then show vaccination status, test status as well as status of previous illness.
Further detailed information about…
1. ActiLingua Academy
ActiLingua Academy is open for face-to-face classes at our school in Vienna. We run our Holiday Course as well as German and English courses for adults 16+.
Additionally we offer Live Online classes via Zoom.
Therefore, we cater for all needs of our students during these challenging times.
2. Accommodation: ActiLingua Residence
The ActiLingua Residence is remaining open for students. The use of kitchen in the apartment is included in the price.
3. Entry to Austria
Entry regulations to Austria until May 19, 2021 and for eligible counries after May 19, 2021:
Travelers who plan to do their COVID-19 test after arrival to Austria are obliged to register prior to entry. 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, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican, which are currently listed in Appendix A. 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:
Mail: [email protected]
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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 an Antigen Test every Monday and Wednesday before the course.
Unfortunately, we have to inform you that the minimum number of 50 participants of our Summer School 12-17 has not been reached. Therefore, we have to cancel the Summer School 2021 in Vienna and postpone it to the year 2022.
But the good news is, that students can still learn German with ActiLingua Academy this summer!
We offer the following alternatives for our Summer School 12-17 this summer:
Option 1: Holiday Course 16-19 in Vienna
Students aged 15 or older can attend our Holiday Course for 16-19 years in Vienna. The lessons take place in small groups for students aged 15-19 years. Accommodation with half-board in the ActiLingua Residence or in student house is included in the package. 15-year-old students can attend the Holiday Course if the legal guardians assumes the responsibility.
Students can choose between Holiday Course 1 (20 lessons/week) and Holiday Course 2 (30 lessons/week). Both include 5 lessons of cultural programme per week, as for example sports, cultural activities or evening programme.
Please note that there is a difference between Holiday Course 16-19 and the Summer School: Holiday Course 16-19 students are treated like young adults, there is no supervision in the evening and they can go away as long as they want. They can leave their accommodation on their own without requiring the written permission of the legal guardian.
Option 2: Live online lessons
Students can attend the German classes as live online lessons via Zoom (or Skype) easily on a laptop or smartphone! Teaching material is provided by our native speaker teacher online and all you need is to download Zoom and have a webcam and a headset.
There are different options of live online courses for teens available at ActiLingua Academy:
- Live Online Standard Course (20 lessons/week)
- Live Online Intensive Course (30 lessons/week)
- Live Online Semi-Intensive Course (10 lessons/week)
If you require any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]