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COVID-19 - The current regulations
In the fight against the Corona pandemic, the federal government has announced a new phased plan that came into effect on 15 September 2021.
Intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy will replace 7-day incidence as the leading indicator for situation assessment. Reaching a certain occupancy level will be linked to certain further measures:
10% (200 beds)
- Tightening of the controls of the measures in force
- Antigen tests now only valid for 24 hours
- FFP2 mask mandatory where currently MNS
(Daily requirement, public transport)
- Recommendation FFP2 for all also in trade. obligatory for unvaccinated persons
(random checks by police)
- 3 G for events with more than 25 persons (until now with more than 100 persons)
15% (300 beds)
Entry into force 7 days
- Night catering (and similar settings), events without assigned
- Seating with more than 500 people:
Vaccinated/genetically tested (2G - regulation).
- Antigen tests with self-acceptance (living room tests) no longer valid for 3G
|20% (400 beds) |
Effective 7 days
- Everywhere, where the 3G - regulation applies, only vaccinated/genetic/PCR test
You can find the current ICU occupancy HERE.
Children must present a test from the age of 12.
The duration of validity of the tests is as follows:
- PCR tests maximum 72 hours
- Antigen tests maximum 24 or 48 hours (see step plan)
- Self-tests with digital integration maximum 24 hours or not valid (see step plan)
- Self-tests taken directly on site in a catering or accommodation establishment entitle to access - but only for that visit to that establishment or no longer valid (step-by-step plan)
Everything at a glance:
There is no minimum distance to non-household persons, but we still ask you to keep your distance.
In addition to the FFP2 mask obligation in public pharmacies, food retailers, banks, post offices, there is an FFP2 mask obligation without an exhalation valve or a mask with at least an equivalent standard for all customers in the customer areas of business premises in closed rooms as well as in connecting structures of structurally connected business premises (e.g. shopping centres, market halls) until further notice. The FFP2 mask requirement also applies to services close to the body and to all cultural facilities.
A valid negative Covid test or the Green Passport is required when checking in at accommodation establishments. Since 15 January 2021, registration before entry ("pre-travel clearance") has been mandatory. The registration confirmation must be presented electronically or printed out in the event of a check. Registered data will be deleted after 28 days of entry.
In the catering industry, entry is only possible with a valid negative Covid test or green passport. Furthermore, registration is mandatory if the stay lasts longer than 15 minutes.
Trade and body-related services such as hairdressing are open. The FFP2 mask requirement applies here.
For events with more than 25 people, the 3-G rule or 2-G rule applies and registration is required.
The general hygiene regulations have already been well established and are taken seriously in our region. Furthermore, employees of the accommodation establishments and the tourism association are regularly tested by means of PCR tests in order to offer our guests even more safety.
Entry to Austria
Covid-19 winter rules
We are very happy that the winter season can take place.
Your safety is close to our hearts, therefore the following planned measures for the winter:
Gastronomy and accommodation
- Stage 1 has been in force since 15 September, after which the 3-G rule applies as before. However, the period of validity of antigen tests has been shortened from 48 to 24 hours.
- From stage 2 onwards, antigen tests with self-collection ("living room tests") are no longer permitted for catering and accommodation establishments.
- Should stage 3 come into force, any type of antigen testing will no longer be permitted as proof of entry.
- To protect staff and guests, "Safe Hospitality" testing programme will be extended (PCR tests 1xweek).
- In general, the same rules apply for après-ski as for night catering.
- In the current level 1, guests must show a valid negative PCR test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery (2.5-G rule).
- For night-time catering establishments and après-ski, the 2-G rule (vaccinated and recovered visitors are admitted - no testing required) will be introduced from stage 2 onwards.
- Municipalities are also to be able to adopt stricter measures in future, such as reduced curfew hours and break curfew hours.
- Level 1-3: Wearing an FFP2 mask in closed or coverable means of transport (gondolas, cabins, coverable chairlifts) as well as in closed rooms of the associated stations.
- Introduction of the 3-G rule from the start of the season 15 November 2021:
- 3G proof to be checked at ticket sales
- If ticket issuance is carried out by third parties (travel agencies, hotels, group organisers, schools, etc.), the operator complies with its control obligation if it ensures that the control is carried out by the third party at the issuing point.
- In the case of multi-day and season tickets, the ski passes shall only be activated for the period of validity of the respective proof.
- If multi-day and season tickets were already sold before the entry into force of this Ordinance, the control obligation is fulfilled in any case if, for example, the card is blocked and the 3G proof is checked in the course of the renewed activation.
- For the obligation to carry in case of non-compliance with the prescribed measures, please refer to the circular of the supreme cableway authority.
Advent and Christmas markets
- The good news is: Christmas markets will be able to take place this year!
- For Advent and Christmas markets as occasional markets and not just pure commodity markets, a 3-G permit is required for entry.
- Here, too, the control obligations should not be overstretched.
- The obligation of the person responsible for the occasional market to carry out a 3G check is fulfilled if this takes place on the occasion of a tape issue at defined checkpoints outside or inside the market area.
- Tape issue instead of fencing is now introduced as an option. I.e.: Tapes are issued at defined control points outside or inside the market area.
- Random checks are planned.
Links to detailed information
Regional information is provided by the state of Salzburg at: Corona Information Page of the Province of Salzburg. The Austrian Ministry of Health provides information on the current situation in Austria on its official corona virus information page, as does the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism. The Austrian Tourist Board has also prepared all important information clearly for you.
The health of our guests, employees and the population has absolute priority in these challenging times. We support the measures of the federal government to protect our fellow human beings in the best possible way.
We look forward to welcoming you soon in our beautiful region in the middle of the SalzburgerLand.