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Covid-19 prevention measures at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021

Your health and safety are our priority.

We are following the regulations issued by the Austrian and Viennese authorities to ensure the safety of all Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 participants at the Vienna City Hall, Austria.

This page provides the latest information and links on the Coronavirus rules in Austria and in Vienna.

We suggest you come back to this page closer to your travelling date, as measures imposed by the authorities may evolve.

You can also refer to the Austrian official website on the Coronavirus situation:



Only a limited number of participants can take part in person at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 in the Vienna City Hall.

You will receive a confirmation from us whether you can attend the Forum in person.

This is a hybrid event. You can follow all sessions online.

On-site registration will not be possible.


Admission to the Forum

According to the COVID-19 regulations applicable in Vienna, only people who have been vaccinated, tested negative (PCR test not older than 48 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 will be allowed to attend the Forum in person.


Vaccinated, Tested, Recovered (or in German “3G” Rule – geimpft, getestet, genesen)

  • Vaccination
    Only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be considered valid: Biontech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson. A full vaccination is valid for a total of 270 days (nine months) from the day you received your 2nd dose. In case of single dose vaccines (Johnson & Johnson), vaccination is valid from the 22nd day after the vaccination for a total of nine months.
  • Test certificates
    PCR tests may not be older than 48 hours.
    Antigen tests are not valid.
  • Recovery certificates

People who were infected in the past 6 months can prove this by submitting a medical confirmation or the official quarantine notice. 

We recommend all participants to get PCR tests as an additional precaution,
including those who are vaccinated or recovered.

PCR testing in Vienna

  • We recommend all participants to get a PCR test prior to travelling to Vienna to ensure they have a negative result in time for the Forum.
  • You can also get tested at the Vienna airport upon arrival. The result will be available in +/- 3 hours.
  • Alternatively, you can get a PCR test in a “Gurgel Box”.

    The nearest testing stations to the Forum venue (Vienna City Hall) is the PCR Box in Josef Meinrad Platz, 1010 Vienna (you will see a grey container saying “Gurgel Box”

    To take a test, please register at (in German).

    The results are available in 24 hours.
  • You can also do a “Alles Gurgelt” PCR test on your own and hand in the gargle test sample at any Rewe outlet in Vienna. The results are usually available in 12 hours.


Privacy policy

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is not collecting participants’ health information. Proof of vaccination/ testing / recovery needs to be presented at the entry / registration desk and will not be saved or stored by the organizer in any form.

In case of an infection among the Forum participants, the organizers are legally required to provide the participant’s phone number and email (provided when registering for the event) to the local sanitary authorities. Should this be the case, we will inform you immediately. For this purpose only, your presence at the Forum will be noted; name and contact details will be kept for 28 days as required from the Austrian government.


Hygiene recommendations

Wearing FFP2 masks is currently mandatory in public transport, shops and public venues in Vienna.

Forum participants, whose immunity status was checked at the entrance to the Vienna City Hall, do not need to wear a mask inside the Forum’s venue.

Should there be any change to this rule by the time the Forum starts, we will inform participants and provide masks if needed.

For maximum protection and hygiene, prevention supplies (hand sanitizer and face masks) will also be available at the Forum locations in the Vienna City Hall.

Currently, there is no legal minimum distancing requirement. However, wherever possible, make sure you keep sufficient distance from other participants, especially in small areas, such as restrooms, lifts, etc. where we recommend the use of an FFP2 mask should distancing be limited.

Should you have symptoms typical of COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from attending the event and inform the Forum organisers immediately.

Entry requirements for Austria

Please check this website for the latest COVID-19 travel requirements for Austria.


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