IETF 113 will be held in Vienna, Austria, and is subject to local travel requirements and restrictions. More detailed information on current requirements is provided below. The requirements are evolving rapidly, and may be substantially different when we meet in March of 2022. This document will be updated regularly.
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1. Austria’s Entry Requirements
Note: this information is current as of 12 January 2022. The 2-G+ rule is in effect to enter Austria, which means that you are required to show proof of vaccination or proof of past infection AND proof of a booster shot or a negative PCR test. Additional requirements are currently in place for everyone arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway.
A. Proof of vaccination OR proof of past infection
Proof of Vaccination
The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are currently recognised for entering Austria: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm.
More information about the duration of vaccine certificate validity, and how it applies to various vaccine combinations, is available on the official Austria travel website.
Please note that Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac are valid for entry into Austria, but the 2-G+ system to enter hotels, restaurants, etc, only recognizes BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
Proof of Past Infection
You can enter Austria for up to 180 days after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. A certificate of recovery, a medical confirmation (a PCR test) or a notice about the obligation to quarantine are considered as proof. Proof of neutralising antibodies is no longer valid for entry into Austria.
Please note that proof of past infection is not sufficient to enter the meeting venue, shops or restaurants.
B. Negative PCR Test OR proof of a booster shot/jab
Upon arrival, you need to show a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, issued by a medical authority. This includes children from the age of 12. Antigen tests are not accepted.
If you show proof of a booster, the booster is valid from the first day.
2. Vienna’s Meeting Requirements
This information is current as of 2021-12-27.
A. Proof of vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine OR proof of recent past infection
Proof of Vaccination
All Participants must be able to show proof of vaccination with an
EMA-approved vaccine against COVID-19. EMA-approved vaccines currently are: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (also known as Janssen). More information on the duration of vaccine certificate validity, and how it applies to various vaccine combinations, is available on the Vienna convention bureau website.
Proof of vaccination is required when checking into the hotel, ordering at the restaurant, or visiting the bar.
Proof of Past Infection
Alternatively, an official/medical certificate proving a past infection (valid for 180 days after recovery) is accepted.
B. Daily PCR Testing
For gatherings of over 500 persons, daily PCR testing is required of all delegates. Free testing will be available onsite at the Hilton Vienna Park (the 113 meeting venue).
C. Face masks are required when indoors
Participants must wear FFP2 or N95 face masks when indoors and outside of their guest room. Surgical and cloth masks are not acceptable, nor are neck gaiters or balaclavas. FFP2 masks are readily available at local shops, and we will also have masks available onsite.
D. Assigned seating in meeting rooms
For the purposes of contact tracing, assigned seating may be required in the meeting rooms. The Secretariat is working on the best way to manage this.
E. Food Service
Face masks must be worn when not actively eating. Staff may be required to serve drinks and food to participants. Food may be individually packaged.
F. Social Distancing
Social distancing is not currently required by the city, or venue. However, we recognize that participants have a wide range of comfort levels with physical proximity, and the Secretariat will provide color-coded accessories (e.g. wristbands, pins) for participants to indicate their preference.
3. Restaurant & Shop Requirements
A. Proof of vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine
(See Section 2.A above)
B. Face masks are required
Customers must wear an FFP2 or N95 mask on the way to their table or as soon as they leave their table. Restaurant staff will also wear an FFP2 or N95 mask. Guests must also register themselves with the restaurant when seated, which is done via a QR code at the table.
4. COVID-19 Testing
A. During 113
While frequent COVID-19 testing is not a requirement to participate in IETF 113, we encourage all participants to get tested regularly during the IETF 113 meeting week. The Secretariat is working to provide easy access to rapid testing onsite.
B. Departing Austria
You may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test in order to board a flight and/or enter your country of residence. If you need to get a COVID test while in Vienna, there are many local options, some of which are free.