COVID-19 related information

COVID-19 Guidelines for in-person participants

For the most recent COVID-19 Guidelines for in-person participants, please refer to the documents prepared for the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs here and here

COVID-19 Test


Before entering the VIC, all in-person participants must have a negative COVID (PCR or rapid antigen) test. The test must not older than 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (rapid antigen test).

Participants may not attend the meeting if they show symptoms associated with COVID-19.

In line with the system used in the UN headquarters building in New York, participants automatically declare, by swiping their badge on entry to the VIC, as a condition of their entry that they:

  • Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Have not had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the last 14 days; and
  • Have not had close contact with someone with COVID-19 or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, not older than 72 hours for a PCR Test and 48 hours for a Rapid Antigen Test.
  • Agree to assume any health risks related to their attendance.
  • Are familiar with and will adhere to the provisions set out in the present “Guidance for in-person participants.

Information on testing options in Vienna can be found here: Participants who join the 64th session in person can take a COVID-19 rapid test at Austria Center (U1 Kaisermuehlen and Drive-In) before entering the VIC. Tests are free of charge and available for everybody, also persons without health insurance in Austria. Please register and make an appointment online and bring a photo ID.


Please click here for "VIC Meeting Guidelines: COVID-19".