Current Covid-19 safety measures

Autumn 2021 | Winter 2021/2022

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

Our extensive area is just waiting to be explored. Whether it's a guided hike, with the hiking bus 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

Autumn 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: 20.09.2021

3-G rule "vaccinated, tested, recovered".

The 3-G rule applies in the following areas:

  • Food service
  • Body-related services
  • Hotel and accommodation industry
  • Recreational facilities (e.g. dance schools, animal parks)
  • Cultural establishments (with the exception of museums, libraries, libraries and archives)
  • Non-public sports facilities
  • Meetings (with more than 100 participants)
  • Trade and public fairs, congresses
  • Tour buses and excursion boats

 
In addition, the 3-G rule continues to apply in healthcare and nursing facilities.

The requirement to present proof applies to persons 12 years of age and older.

Contact data collection

Contact information for visitors who spend more than 15 minutes at the location in question will be collected up to food service and lodging establishments, non-public sports and recreational facilities, and gatherings of more than 100 people.

Minimum distance

There is no obligation to maintain the minimum distance from other persons.

Night gastronomy & closing time

In catering establishments where consumption is predominantly standing (e.g. dance halls, clubs, discotheques), there are no longer early closing hours & capacity restrictions.

As of July 22, access to night catering is only possible for vaccinated persons (deadlines as before) and persons with a current negative PCR test result (valid for a maximum of 72 hours from sample collection).

Square meter rule

All square meter restrictions no longer apply. 

Corona vaccination: validity of the vaccination

For persons vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine, the following rules apply:

  • Since August 15, vaccination is not considered proof of a low epidemiological risk until immunization is complete. Proof is issued from the day of the 2nd vaccination. The regulations for persons vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and for recovered and tested persons remain unchanged.
  • The second vaccination is valid for a maximum of 270 days from the date of the second vaccination.
  • Vaccines where only one vaccination is scheduled (e.g., from Johnson & Johnson) are valid for a total of 270 days from the date of vaccination beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.
  • For recovered persons who have previously been vaccinated once, the vaccine is valid for 270 days from the date of vaccination.


For recovered persons continues to apply:

They are exempt from testing for 180 days after the expiration of the infection. Evidence includes, for example, a certificate of segregation or a physician's confirmation of an infection confirmed by molecular biology. Evidence of neutralizing antibodies counts for 90 days from the date of testing.

In the future, a comprehensive range of testing options will create numerous low-threshold options for test evidence.

Tests will have different validity periods depending on their reliability:

  • PCR tests are valid for 72 hours from sample collection.
  • Antigen tests from an authorized body are valid for 24 hours from sample collection.
  • Self-tests recorded in an official state data processing system are valid for 24 hours.
  • Point-of-sale testing for one-time entry into sports venues, business premises, restaurants, hotels or an event completes the offering.

Effective immediately, Corona regulations will be set based on the number of intensive care beds occupied by COVID-19 patient:in hospitals:

  • Stage 1: If an occupancy of 200 ICU beds is expected, the following measures will go into effect:
    • Antigen testing will only be valid for 24 hours from the time the test is taken
    • Wherever mouth and nose protection is currently provided (convenience stores, public transportation), an FFP2 mask will become mandatory
    • In addition, wearing an FFP2 mask in shops will become mandatory for unvaccinated people; however, wearing an FFP2 mask is also recommended for vaccinated people! Random checks will also be conducted by the police.
    • The 3-G rule applies to gatherings of as few as 25 people (currently the limit is 100 people)
    • Tightening of the control of the measures in force
  • Stage 2: 7 days after exceeding 300 occupied intensive beds, the following measures will come into force:
    • In overnight catering and similar settings, as well as gatherings without assigned seating with more than 500 persons, only vaccinated and/or recovered persons will have access (2-G rule)
    • Antigen tests with self-acceptance ("living room tests") are no longer valid for 3-G
  •  Stage 3: 7 days after 400 occupied intensive care beds are exceeded, the following measures come into effect: access restrictions are extended. Wherever the 3-G rule applies, only vaccinated and/or recovered persons or persons who can present a negative PCR test will have access.


Due to the currently expected utilization, the level 1 measures will come into effect on September 15.

 

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

  • Food service
  • Body-related services
  • Hotel and accommodation industry
  • Recreational facilities (e.g. dance schools, animal parks)
  • Cultural establishments (with the exception of museums, libraries, libraries and archives)
  • Non-public sports facilities
  • Meetings (with more than 100 participants)
  • Trade and public fairs, congresses
  • Tour buses and excursion boats

    In addition, the 3-G rule continues to apply in healthcare and nursing facilities.

 

Test validity of:

 
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. Since August 15, vaccination is not considered proof of a low epidemiological risk until immunization is complete. Evidence will be issued from the date of the 2nd vaccination. Regulations for persons vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and for recovered and tested persons remain unchanged.

 

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. Fissmed, Fiss
Dr. Adi Köhle, Serfaus
Test-street, Nauders

Total overview for testing & registration can be found HERE

Together with the Ministry of Health, "winter rules" have been developed for a safe and successful season. The existing 3-step plan already partly provides the legal framework:

  • 1 Stage: Currently
  • 2 Stage: From 7 days after intensive care bed utilization exceeds 15%.
  • 3 Stage: From 7 days after occupancy exceeds 20%.

 

Gastronomy and accommodation

  • Stage 1: Currently access with 3G detection
  • From stage 2, antigen tests with self-administration ("living room tests") are no longer valid as proof.
  • Should stage 3 occur, "official" rapid antigen tests (such as test lane, pharmacies) are also no longer valid as proof of access.

 

Après-ski

  • During stage 1, the same rules apply as for night catering: access with PCR test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. Antibody proof or antigen test is not sufficient.
  • From stage 2 onwards, the 2G rule applies: access only for vaccinated and recovered persons, omission of testing of any kind.
     

Cableways

  • Level 1-3: Compulsory wearing of an FFP2 mask.
  • Introduction of the 3-G rule from the start of the season.
     

Advent and Christmas markets

  • Stage 1: Access with 3G proof
  • As of stage 2, antigen self-tests with self-performance ("living room tests") are no longer valid as proof.
  • If stage 3 occurs, "official" rapid antigen tests (such as test lanes or pharmacies) are also no longer valid as proof of access.

 

3-G rule means that an entry is allowed....

  • For vaccinated persons: since August 15, vaccination is not considered proof of a low epidemiological risk until immunization is complete. Evidence will be issued from the date of the 2nd vaccination. Regulations for persons vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and for recovered and tested persons remain unchanged.
  • For convalescents: a medical or official convalescence certificate of an infection survived in the last six months (e.g. Austrian certificate of isolation) or proof of neutralizing antibodies (not older than three months)
  • For tested persons: a medical certificate about the test status or a written test result about a negative test (PCR max. 72h old, antigen max. 24h old, self-test max. 24h old).
  • 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 
  • 3-G rule: access only for tested, recovered or vaccinated persons
  • Registration obligation
  • If further services or gastronomy are used in the hotel, a self-test under supervision must be carried out on site 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

 

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

In these areas the wearing of an mouth and nose protection is mandatory:

In all places where the 3-G rule applies, the mask requirement is generally waived. This also applies to employees in those areas where a 3-G is required.

In addition, as of July 1, wearing mouth and nose protection is mandatory in enclosed spaces in the following areas:

  • public transportation and its stations
  • cabs
  • cable and rack railways
  • at administrative authorities and administrative courts within the scope of party traffic
  • in customer areas of vital business establishments for daily needs e.g. supermarket, pharmacy, bank, etc.

    The FFP2 mask obligation continues to apply in old people's homes, nursing homes and health care facilities.

 

When entering various countries, an entry form must be completed prior to entry:

 

Persons from all over Austria can enter Germany without restriction from Sunday, 13.6.2021 0 o'clock. However, the prerequisite is that these persons have not stayed in a country now still classified as a risk area in the last 10 days. Thus, 3-G proof and notification requirements are no longer required for entry into Germany. Exception: air travel.

Air travel from Austria to Germany is still only possible with test, convalescent or vaccination proof. Entry registration is no longer required.

Attention. The Austrian entry regulations, in particular the 3-G-rule and a possible digital entry registration (if one makes up the test only in Austria) by means of Pre-Travel Clearance Form, still exist!

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 (July & August)
  • 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

Nauders

  • Bergkastelbahn open daily until 03.06.2021 - 10.10.2021 
  • Mutzkopf from 22.05.2021 - 10.10.2021 open daily | in good weather 16.10.2021 -17.10.2021 & 23.10.2021 - 24.10.2021
  • Zirmbahn open daily until 26.09.2021
  • 3Länder Endurotrails, Kaiserschützenweg, 3 trails, Edelweißsteig open from June
  • Goldwasser open from July 

 
Kaunertal Glacier

  • Kaunertal Glacier Road Open all year round
  • Glacier crevasse open daily until 25.09.2021
  • Ski operation from 25.09.2021

 
Fendels 

  • Sommerbergfendels & Mountaincarts from 16.09.2021 - 17.10.2021 open Thursday & Sunday in good weather

 
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis 

  • Waldbahn, Bikepark SFL, Schirmbar Waldbahn, Schönjochbahn Fiss, Berg- Diamant, Kinder-Bergwerk, Möseralmbahn,
  • Summer-Funpark Fiss, Fisser Flitzer, Fisser Flieger, Skyswing, Möseralm, Sonnenbahn Fiss-Ladis, Sunliner
  • Serfaus, Leithe Wirt, Serfauser Sauser, Komperdellbahn, Murmliwasser, Alpkopfbahn, Erlebnispark Hög, Schneisenfeger, Seealm Hög, Subway Serfaus open daily until 17.10.2021 
  • Lazidbahn Serfaus, Restaurant Lassida, Georama, Almbahn, Schöngampalm, Schirmbahn Schönjoch (probably) open daily until 10.10.2021 

 

Information about the Summercard Gold!

Nauders | Two Countries Ski Arena 

  • Ski area Nauders open from 08.12.2021
  • Ski area Schöneben/Haideralm open from 08.12.2021 


Kaunertal Glacier

  • Kaunertal Glacier Road Open all year round 
  • Glacier ski area open from 25.09.2021 


Fendels 

  • Fendels ski area open from 11.12.2021 


Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis 

  • Ski area Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis open from 09.12.2021 


Samnaun/ Ischgl

  • Ski area Samnaun/Ischgl open from 25.12.2021

 

Venet 

  • Ski area Venet open from 18.12.2021 

 

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