Information about Covid-19 tests for tourists in Vienna


The City of Vienna provides free Covid-19 PCR tests for all. Regular testing keeps you and everyone around you safe.

Gargle with us!

A negative PCR test result is valid for 72 hours and with it, you can …

  • feel safe, stay and move around freely in Vienna.
  • go to restaurants.
  • visit all sights in the city.
  • go to museums, theatres and events.

Register now and get a personalised barcode to pick up free Covid-19 PCR gargle tests from any BIPA outlet in Vienna.

After taking the test, you can hand in your sample at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA Plus, BIPA and Penny), or any petrol station shops (BP–Merkur Inside, JET–BILLA Stop & Shop, SHELL–BILLA Unterwegs).

You will receive your test result by email within 24 hours.
If you hand in your sample before 9am, you will usually get the test result the next morning. Samples are also picked up from shops from 2pm. Therefore, if you hand in your sample before 2pm, you will usually receive the test result the next day.
A negative PCR test result is a valid certificate for travelling abroad.

You will find a complete list of participating shops and their opening hours here.

Brief instructions | Register now! | Take your test now!