Covid-19 Precautions

The IWM building is open to fellows, staff, visitors, and guests. There are precautions and regulations that the Institute has put into place to ensure both our adherence to Austrian federal and City of Vienna regulations and mandates, as well as to keep our community safe.

FFP2 Masks

The IWM recommends wearing an FFP2 mask over your nose and mouth in all public areas of the Institute.

Distancing, Hand Hygiene and Ventilation 

All people physically present at the IWM respect the distancing recommendations laid down by the Austrian federal government and the City of Vienna.

There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the public areas at the IWM.

The IWM regularly ventilates the building, including before, during and after in-person events.

3-G-Rule at the Institute

The 3-G-Rule is currently not in place. Fellows, staff, and visitors do not need to provide Covid-19 vaccination, recovery, or test certificates.

Lunch at the IWM

It is currently not possible for visiting fellows to invite visitors for lunch.

Participating in IWM Events 

It is mandatory to register for all in-person events. This includes staff and fellows who are in house as well as for in-person internal events (such as Fellows' Colloquia). 

The IWM recommends wearing an FFP2 mask over your nose and mouth during events.

Arrivals in Austria

The Institute must follow Austrian federal and City of Vienna regulations regarding arrivals from abroad. We encourage all visiting fellows and guests to consult the latest advisory notices and regulations that apply at the official Austrian Travel Portal.


If you have any questions regarding our Covid-19 response, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 

For further information about Covid-19 regulations, please visit the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection as well as for regulations pertaining to the City of Vienna.