Current Covid-19 safety measures

Spring / Summer 2021

Safe time out with enough distance in special times....

Our extensive area is just waiting to be explored. Whether it's a guided hike, a children's program or one of our other program points, our generous offer guarantees a varied and, above all, safe time out in nature.

"One valley. A thousand possibilities - in the midst of diversity" Our motto is a promise for a relaxing vacation with enough distance. With clear regulations and measures, we look forward to being able to spoil guests in our region again.

Special times, require special measures

Spring / Summer 2021

 

Well informed to the Tyrolean Oberland
The health and protection of our guests is a particularly high priority in our tourism businesses. In order to ensure a relaxed holiday, we take all the necessary hygiene and safety measures - in means of transport as well as hotel and catering establishments.

The extensive, natural landscape and the wide range of leisure activities enable individual outdoor experiences - with enough distance and away from crowds.

Last Update: 26.04.2021

Season start on 19th May 2021

The 4th COVID-19 protective measures regulation brings first opening steps.

The regulation is scheduled to come into force on 08.02.2021.

 

Extension of the FFP2 obligation

In future, the FFP2 obligation will apply everywhere where mouth-nose protection was previously mandatory.

  • in public places in closed rooms
  • at events that are currently permitted (e.g. funerals).
  • Workplaces are excluded from this. Here, the MNS obligation will continue to apply in principle.

 

Distance

  • In all public places - indoor and outdoor - a minimum distance of two meters must be maintained.
  • This does not apply to persons living in the same household, life partners not living in the same household, individual close relatives and individual important reference persons.

 

Exit restriction from 20.00 to 06.00 hrs.

Important exceptions:

  • Averting imminent danger to life, limb or property.
  • Care and assistance for persons in need of support, family duties
  • Meeting the necessary basic needs of daily life
  • Professional and educational purposes
  • Individual sports, walks (physical and mental recreation)
  • Unpostponable official and judicial appointments
  • A maximum of 2 households are allowed to meet between 06.00 and 20.00 - a maximum of 4 adults with their supervising children.

 

Commerce

  • All stores will be open, maximum opening hours from 06.00 to 19.00
  • An area of 20 m2 must be available per customer. (previously: 1 customer per 10 m2)
  • FFP2 obligation
  • Shopping centers: no loitering in general areas, no consumption of food and beverages, only that of stores is counted as area here.

 

Services - access tests for body-related services 

  • All services can be offered again. 
  • However, body-related services (e.g., hairdressing, massage, pedicure) may only be accessed upon presentation of a negative PCR or antigen test result. The test (time of sample collection) must not be older than 48 hours.
  • Individuals who were infected with COVID-19 in the past six months and have since recovered are exempt from mandatory testing.
  • FFP2 obligation or, if this is not possible due to the nature of the service, other suitable protective measures.
  • An area of 20 m2 must be available per customer.

 

Recreation

  • Museums and libraries, libraries and archives are opened (restriction of 1 visitor per 20 m2, FFP2 obligation)
  • Animal parks and botanical gardens will also be reopened.


Regulated in other regulations:

Schools (regulated by the Ministry of Education):

Opening after semester break:

  • Full regular operation for elementary schools
  • 2-day shift operation in lower and upper secondary schools
  • Mask obligation (FFP2 from 14, MNS from 6) and regular testing

Gastronomy

  • FFP2 mask with the exception of the assigned seat
  • Access tests
  • Registration requirement
  • A group of guests may include a maximum of 4 adults (+ associated children) indoors and a maximum of 10 persons outdoors.
  • A minimum distance of 2 meters must be kept between the persons of other tables.
  • In closed rooms, consumption may only take place in a seated position.
  • Consumption at the serving point (bar) is not allowed.
  • Self-service buffets can be operated under hygiene conditions.
  • Every catering establishment must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a COVID 19 representative.
  • Employees with customer contact are required to wear FFP2 masks.
  • Employees with customer contact who are tested as part of the occupational group testing may wear a simple mouth/nose protection instead of an FFP2 mask.
  • Closing time is at 22:00
     

Accommodation

  • FFP2 mask in general areas
  • Access tests
  • Registration obligation
  • Basically a distance of 2 meters must be kept.
  • If further services or gastronomy are used in the hotel, a self-test under on-site supervision must be carried out every 2 days from a stay that exceeds the validity of the entry test.
  • The regulations for wellness operations are analogous to wellness leisure facilities.
  • Each accommodation facility must create a prevention concept and appoint a:n COVID-19 representative:n.
  • The same rules apply to hotel gastronomy as to gastronomy in general (incl. curfew at 10:00 p.m.).
     

Recreational establishments

  • FFP2 mask
  • Access tests for indoor facilities
  • Registration obligation
  • Basically, a distance of 2 meters must be maintained
  • For indoor facilities, baths and spas, an area of 20 m² must be available per guest in the respective enclosed space.
  • Each leisure facility must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a:n COVID-19 officer:n.
  • For rides (e.g. carousel), there must be an empty seat between visitors. Customer registration is not required.
  • Closing time is 22:00
     

Trade

  • FFP2 mask
  • Closing time is 22:00 at the latest
  • An area of 20 m2 must be available per customer.
     

Access tests

  • Test validity of:
  • Self-test with digital solution: 24h
  • Antigen test: 48h
  • PCR test: 72h

 
Test exceptions for recovered and vaccinated people:

  • Individuals who were infected with Sars-Cov-2 are exempt from testing for six months after recovery.
  • Once the appropriate legal basis is established, vaccinated people will also be exempt from testing. This will apply for one year from day 22 after initial vaccination.

An access test is required in the following lines of business:

  • Body-related service providers (e.g. hairdresser)
  • Lodging establishments
  • Catering establishments
  • Leisure establishments
     

Test validity of:

  • Self-test with digital solution: 24h
  • Antigen test: 48h
  • PCR test: 72h

 
Test exceptions for recovered and vaccinated people:

  • Individuals who were infected with Sars-Cov-2 are exempt from testing for six months after recovery.
  • Once the appropriate legal basis is established, vaccinated people will also be exempt from testing. This will apply for one year from day 22 after the initial vaccination.
     

The following testing facilities are available in and around the Tyrolean Oberland:
Dr. Benjamin Huber, Pfunds
Dr. Stefan Krehn, Ried im Oberinntal
Dr. Philipp Plangger, Prutz
Screening Street, Zams
MedAlp, Mils near Imst
Dr. Robert Stefan, Fiss
Dr. Klaudia Stengg, Fiss
Dr. Adi Köhle, Serfaus

Total overview for testing & registration can be found HERE

  • keep at least 2 metre distance to strangers
  • do not shake hands or hug
  • sneeze or cough in the crook of your arm or a handkerchief
  • wash hands with soap several times a day
  • stay at home if there are signs of illness
  • keep signs and instructions of the employees 

According to the Austrian federal government, accommodation facilities, leisure facilities and catering establishments will remain closed at least until April 2021. An exact date for a possible opening is currently not yet available, there will be a further evaluation of the current situation at the beginning of April. After that, a decision will be made on whether to open. The accommodation ban applies to all types of accommodation.

Here you can find the official website with current information and conditions of the Austrian government.

In these areas the wearing of an FFP2 mask is mandatory:

  • in (food) trade
  • gastronomy on entering and leaving the restaurant 
  • banks
  • post offices 
  • petrol stations
  • public transport (bus, mountain railway, ...)
  • health facilities (pharmacies, doctors,...)
  • service providers where the distance cannot be maintained (hairdresser, massage,...)
  • in public places in closed rooms
  • at events that are currently permitted (e.g. funerals).

 

Many landlords in the Tyrolean Oberland offer particularly moderate and relaxed cancellation conditions during this difficult-to-plan period. You want to arrive individually and flexibly? No problem in the Tyrolean Oberland! So nothing stands in the way of a safe and carefree vacation.

In the event of a lockdown or official accommodation closures is always possible to cancel free of charge!

However, we recommend that you take out travel insurance. The Europäische Reiseversicherung now insures Covid-19 diseases, like any other unexpected serious illness.flexible cancellation conditions

In the Tyrolean Oberland countless activities are waiting to be enjoyed:

  • guided hikes
  • hiking buses
  • extensive children and youth program
  • guided bike tours for every level of difficulty
  • rafting, canyoning, paragliding,...
  • archery for the whole family
  • swimming in one of the outdoor pools, at the Ried bathing lake or a mountain lake
  • culinary delights on traditional alpine pastures
  • cultural & traditional sights

Here you can find the opening hours of our information offices in Ried, Prutz and Pfunds.

    

Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot give any guarantee of completeness and correctness.

General information on coronavirus in Tyrol, entry requirements, guidelines for accommodation and catering establishments, etc.

https://www.tirol.at/informationen-coronavirus

Safe hospitality: The most important questions and answers about Covid-19

https://www.tirol.at/informationen-coronavirus