Information on the Corona virus
Vaccination center on Campus WU & access to the buildings only with "2.5G" proof
The health and safety of the entire WU community is of the utmost importance to us and we are, of course, continuing to monitor all developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). We are working closely together with local authorities and are complying with all of their recommendations and guidelines.
Teaching activites: For the 2021/22 winter semester, most courses will be held in person and on campus again, i.e. the usual attendance requirements will apply. Details on the formats of individual courses will be provided in the course catalog.
The buildings on Campus WU are open. External visitors and students may only enter buildings if they have been tested (PCR/molecular test taken no longer than 48 hours ago), vaccinated, or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection ("2.5G"). Visitors and students must carry appropriate proof and present it upon request.
Types of proof required from students and external visitors when entering a building:
One of following types of proof is required:
Proof issued by an authorized institution confirming a negative molecular SARS-CoV-2 test (PCR test) taken no longer than 48 hours ago.
A recovery certificate pursuant to § 4d of the Epidemics Act 1950 (Epidemiegesetz) confirming that the person in question has overcome a SARS-CoV-2 infection during the previous 180 days or a medical certificate based on molecular diagnostics confirming that the person in question has overcome a SARS-CoV-2 infection during the previous 180 days.
Proof of either of the following types of vaccination with a centrally authorized COVID-19 vaccine:
Vaccination with a second dose; the first dose must have been received no longer than 360 days ago and at least 14 days must have elapsed between the first and second dose
Vaccination with a one-shot vaccine received at least 22 days but no longer than 270 days ago
A vaccination received at least 21 days after a positive molecular SARS-CoV-2 test result or a vaccination received after obtaining proof of neutralizing antibodies; in such cases, the vaccination must have been received no longer than 360 days ago
A further vaccination received no longer than 360 days ago. There must be at least 14 days between the first and second vaccination, and at least 120 days between the second and third vaccination.
International Certificate of Vaccination recording that the person in question has received one of the types of vaccination listed above (see item 3).
A quarantine notice issued for a person who has proof of contracting SARS-CoV-2 in the 180 days prior to the required test.
Proof of neutralizing antibodies issued no longer than 90 days ago.
Departments and service units will have normal opening hours. WU students and external visitors can use the three library locations as usual.
FFP2 masks are required when in direct contact with students and customers and when dealing with the public - this applies to both WU employees as well as the students, customers, or members of the public involved.
Events will be held online, in hybrid formats, or on Campus WU, subject to the general rules and entrance requirements (2.5G: tested with a PCR test, vaccinated, or recovered). For detailed information about individual events, please see our event calendar.
Vaccination center on Campus WU
WU is offering – in cooperation with the City of Vienna – a publicly accessible vaccination station directly on Campus WU. All WU employees and students (from Austria and abroad), visitors to the campus, area residents, and members of the public can be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next Tuesday in the TC building (between the Mensa cafeteria and the WU Entrepreneurship Center).
No prior appointment is necessary, only a valid photo ID and an insurance e-card (if applicable) are required.
Opening hours are:
Monday through Saturday
from 8:00am to 12:00noon and
1:00 to 7:00pm.
Persons 18 years and older can be vaccinated with either the Johnson & Johnson or BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine. For young people between 12 and 18 years of age, BioNTech/Pfizer is available. According to information provided by the City of Vienna second and even third vaccinations are also possible at WU.
Note: The vaccination centre is open until further notice. For updates on possible changes, come back later.
We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.
Information and FAQs on health and safety on campus is available on the WU intranet for employees.
Students’ frequently asked questions are answered on our website.
The Corona virus is transmitted from person to person. There are a number of things you can do to help minimize the risk of infection. Detailed information and short explanatory videos on protection against infection, on the symptoms of the disease, and on how to proceed if you think you may be infected can be found on the website of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES): www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/ (in German) and the WHO website: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Additional important links
Important information for the higher education sector, recommendations for dealing with illnesses subject to reporting obligations, further information, and health service hotlines:
Federal ministry of Education, Science & Research
Information on global developments, updated daily:
federal ministry of social affairs & Health