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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Vienna (February 11-13, 2022)
February 11, 2022

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to:

  • Vienna’s 1st District city center, particularly within and along the Ring Road.

Events: All three demonstrations listed below are protests against Austria’s COVID-19 measures, including mandatory vaccinations.

  • Friday, February 11, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.:  Heldenplatz.
  • Saturday, February 12, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Heldenplatz and Maria-Theresien-Platz. This group will start their demonstration here and then march around the Ring Road. Expect significant traffic delays and disruptions to public transportation.
  • Sunday, February 13: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Sigmund-Freud-Park (in front of Votiv Church, next to Schottentor).

Most demonstrations in Vienna are peaceful, orderly, and well-policed. However, all demonstrations and protests should be avoided as they are often unpredictable in nature. In addition to these registered demonstrations, flash protests are always possible. Counter-protests are possible. Expect a heavy police presence, and traffic and public transportation disruptions.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstrations.
  • Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

U.S. Embassy Vienna – Consular Section+43 1 313-39-7535 (weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)+43 1 313-39-0 (after hours, weekends and holidays)ConsulateVienna@state.gov

Department of State – Consular Affairs888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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