Viennale and COVID-19

Your visit to the Viennale 2021 should be as safe and pleasant as possible! Therefore, we have developed a prevention concept in coordination with the authorities, whereby the security precautions are continuously adjusted and adapted to the respective regulations.

Since there can unfortunately also be short-term adjustments due to changes in regulations, we ask you to inform yourself concerning the applicable rules here on our website shortly before your visit to the cinema. Thank you very much!


The current COVID-19 regulations of the City of Vienna apply:

✜ In the Gartenbaukino (over 500 seats) the 2G-rule (vaccinated or recovered) applies. In all other cinemas (under 500 seats, the 2.5G-rule applies (vaccinated, recovered or PCR test valid at least until the end of the film).
✜ Please bring the corresponding verification - ideally the QR code - and an official ID for the verification of the 2G- or 2.5G-rule!

✜ For vaccinated and recovered persons, whose certificate is at least valid until November 1, there is the possibility to pick up a control wristband at the 2G- /2.5G-check in the respective cinema, which is valid until the end of the Viennale. This will save you the 2G-/ 2.5G-check at every cinema visit.

✜ Please wear a face mask or FFP2 mask in all areas of the cinema.
✜ Regular hand hygiene is provided by disinfection stations at all festival locations.

Please stay away from the festival locations,
if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you fear that you have been infected
✜ if you have had contact with a person infected with COVID-19.


✜ Only assigned seats will be available.
Contact Tracing: In order to track any infections, we ask all visitors to provide their email address and mobile number when purchasing tickets.

✜ Online "print at home" tickets are offered in order to minimize direct contacts. For organizational reasons, this service is not available for discounted tickets. Reduced tickets can be purchased online, but must then be picked up at a Viennale box office with corresponding verification.
✜ There will also be an evening box office this year and the possibility to purchase remaining tickets.


✜ Please wear a face mask or FFP2 mask in all areas of the cinema.
✜ Please take the seat indicated on your ticket.
For reasons of contact tracing, changing seats is not allowed.
✜ As assigned seats do not allow uncomplicated admission after the performance has begun, tickets lose their validity at the start of the performance. This means: No admission for late arrivals after the screening has started. This measure is for the safety of all visitors.


✜ The Viennale team are continuously PCR tested.


Should you test positive for COVID-19 within five days of a Viennale visit or be classified as a possible case, please do not only contact the health hotline 1450, but also inform us immediately at

For further questions regarding COVID-19 measures, please contact the Viennale at


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