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International arrivals: Covid-19 info

The University of Graz would like to ensure that university life is as safe as possible, so we kindly ask you to comply with the legal provisions and recommendations relating to the containment of Covid-19. As the information about entering Austria may rapidly change, we strongly advise you to contact the Foreign Ministry in your country of residence and  the Austrian representative authority before deciding to enter Austria.

We are constantly updating this page and, despite thorough research, we would like to point out that this information page does not replace legally valid information provided by the Austrian representation or ministry. Instead, it should be seen as an additional support for better understanding.

Entering Austria

You can find the entry requirements related to Covid-19 on the following websites:

FAQs quarantine / contact restriction

As of August 26, 2022

Since August 1st, if you are tested positive for Covid-19, you have to limit your contacts and are not allowed to go to certain places for 10 days instead of a quarantine. Covid-19 is considered a notifiable disease and therefore still requires to be reported to the health authorities.

In case of a positive Covid test, you are not allowed to visiti certain places, such as: hospitals, day care, primary schools,...

For more information, please use your browser translation tool to read the following page in English: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Corona/Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Haeufig-gestellte-Fragen/FAQ-Hygiene-Absonderung.html  



FAQs getting vaccinated in Austria

As of December 22, 2021

You can get vaccinated in Austria if you have a registered residence. The vaccination does not take place on campus in general. You can sign up for the vaccination here: https://anmeldung.steiermark-impft.at/ 


  • If you do not have an Austrian social security number, your vaccination will not be registered in the Austrian vaccination database and you will not receive an EU vaccination certificate.
  • EU/EEA nationals should contact their national health authority how to receive an EU vaccination certificate from their home country.
  • Non-EU nationals should find out in their home country how to proceed when being vaccinated in Austria.

Yes, if the vaccine used for the first shot is recognized in the EU. Please note that vaccinations do not take place at the university, but at a public vaccination center or at a medical practice.

To schedule an appointment, please contact:  corona-impfung(at)stmk.gv.at  as soon as possible. Please attach a proof of vaccination, for example a yellow WHO standard vaccination passor another official proof of vaccination - based on this information, you will receive the appointment for the second vaccination.

FAQs Covid tests in Austria

As of April 5th 2022

There is currently no test line on campus of Uni Graz but you can take a PCR or Antigen test in pharmacies in the neighborhood.

Free test offer with Austrian social insurance & e-card per month:

In order to use the free test offer at pharmacies, you must have social insurance in Austria and may have to show your Austrian e-card. If you need more tests, you have to pay per additional test. Please see this website and use a browser translation tool for more information: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Corona/Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Haeufig-gestellte-Fragen/FAQ-Tests-Schutzmasken.html 


NO Austrian social security number / e-card required (at your own expense)

  1. At pharmacies offering PCR/Antigen tests
  2. For example: https://covid-teststation.at/ 
  3. In Graz, you can take a PCR test at the following labs (see the following document "Steiermark" to see labs in Graz: WKO)
  4. For example: https://www.medius.at/service/corona-test/

Further information

The websites of most Austrian federal ministries are mainly offered in German. We recommend that you download a browser e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge etc. with an automatic translation function (check the language settings). This will allow you to read German websites in English or other languages. Even if the translation is not perfect, it grants you access to up-to-date information.


Last updated: 09 July 2020, 16:00

Exchange students

Non-EU/EEA programmes

Christa Grassauer

Universitätsplatz 3
Ground floor
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 1254

Contact person

International students, staff, guest researchers

Julia Taucher

Universitätsplatz 3
1st floor
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 3940

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