Austria relaxes event restrictions

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Austria relaxes event restrictions

From 1 July 2021 almost all event restrictions are lifted across Austria. The vaccination programme and falling infection rates across the country have paved the way for a full return to in-person events.

These relaxations, coupled with the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023’s contribution of €4m in aid of national and international event organisers hosting meetings in the city, reflect a sustained effort to re-energise the MICE industry.

Event relaxations include:

  • No limit to the number of participants
  • Minimum distance rule removed
  • No obligation to wear masks

For events welcoming 100+ persons, there is an obligation for all participants to comply with the ‘3-G rule’ and either be vaccinated, tested or recovered. Furthermore, event planners must notify authorities. For events with 500+ persons, a permit must be obtained. For more information and detail visit here.

One major event taking place under these relaxed regulations is the European Congress of Radiology 2021 Summer Edition which comes to Vienna,1-3 July. This hybrid event will welcome over 100 onsite attendees as well as online participants.

Head of the Vienna Convention Bureau, Christian Woronka, comments: “After the enormous pressure the global meetings industry was under due to the pandemic, we are pleased here in Vienna that we can once again offer trade fair and event planners framework conditions with almost no restrictions.”

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