Beeing active

Beeing active

Important! There are currently restrictions in place in Austria on entering the country, leaving your home and meeting with other people. Hospitality locations, accommodation providers and leisure facilities are scheduled to re-open with certain restrictions in place from 19 May 2021.

1. Are the cable cars in Tirol open?

  • Cable cars can open for the summer season with certain rules in place. They can be used for sport and leisure.
  • The current rule is that people who wish to use cable cars and ski lifts must provide a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 48 hours old (PCR or antigen test). People who have had Covid-19 in the last six months do not need a test – but instead they must provide a doctor's certificate proving they have had the virus. Children under the age of 10 years are exempted.
  • In fully or partially enclosed lifts the transport capacity is limited to no more than 50% of the usual maximum transport capacity. However, this rule does not apply to groups of people from the same household.
  • Safety measures for mountain restaurants, huts, etc.:

Furthermore, a face mask closely covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times in the following areas:

  • Around the ticket desk.
  • At the entrance to and in waiting areas near cable cars and chairifts there are markings on the ground which must be followed. An FFP2 face mask must be worn.
  • In restaurants, bars, cafés, etc. (please pay attention to the rules indicated).
  • In all public areas such as toilets, shops, bike hire centres, etc.
  • On public transport (bus, train, etc.)

2. Which rules apply when queuing for cable cars?

Comprehensive rules are in place for cable cars, including the wearing of FFP2 face masks.

3. How does online ticketing work?

  • Help to reduce crowding at the ticket desk by buying your lift pass online.
  • Many accommodation providers also offer the option of booking lift tickets together with your room or buying the lift pass in the hotel.

4. Will I get a refund on my lift pass if the cable car has to close?

Information on the refund possibilities for lift passes can be obtained directly from the respective ski resort. Information about refunds on lift passes covering multiple ski resorts in the region can be found on the corresponding websites.

4. What it the situation when it comes to renting sports equipment?

  • An FFP2 mask must be worn in the hire shop.

  • A minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained between persons on the premises

  • All rental equipment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each return.
  • Many places offer online booking for sports equipment rental.
  • If you are unable to take your holiday due to a travel warning, cancellation is generally free of charge.
  • Staggered collection and delivery times are used to avoid crowding.

5. Which rules apply to guides, etc.?

  • Guided activities can take part in groups containing the normal number of people for that kind of sporting activity (max. 10 people).
  • For contact sports and team sports participants must take a test, show a negative test result, have a vaccine certificate or provide proof that they have had Covid-19.
  • Masks do not need to be worn while playing. Players can get closer than 2 metres to other players for a limited period of time.
  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn in indoor areas open to the public (e.g. reception, changing rooms).

6. What do I need to know about sports such as hiking and mountain biking as well as team sports?

  • All sports are allowed in groups which are of a normal size for that type of sporting activity.
  • For contact sports and team sports participants must take a test, show a negative test result, have a vaccine certificate or provide proof that they have had Covid-19.
  • Masks do not need to be worn while playing. Players can get closer than 2 metres to other players for a limited period of time.
  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn in indoor areas open to the public (e.g. reception, changing rooms).

7. Are swimming pools, spas and saunas open?

Swimming pools, saunas and spas are open.

8. Which rules apply to swimming pools and spa centres?

  • When entering swimming pools, saunas and spas, guests must take a test, show a negative test result, show a vaccination certificate or provide proof that they have had Covid-19.
  • When entering, guests must register (name and contact details).
  • A minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained at all times.
  • There must be 20m² of space per guest.
  • Comprehensive measures are in place to ensure the greatest possible safety.
  • Two metres minimum distance in the changing rooms and entrance areas, in the swimming pools, around the edge of the pool edges and in the sunbathing area.
  • In the sauna, please refrain from swirling a towel in the air to generate heat.
  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times (except in wet areas such as showers, saunas and swimming pools).

9. Shopping: What do I need to take into account when shopping?

Shops and supermarkets are open. Throughout the retail sector (including markets and trade fairs) the following rules apply to employees and guests:

  • FFP2 face masks must be worn
  • A minimum distance of two metres must be maintained
  • Please use contactless payment wherever possible

10. Will events take place in Tirol?

  • Events are allowed to take place under certain conditions.

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    Participants must show a negative test result, have a vaccination certificate or provide proof that they have had Covid-19. It will also be possible to take a test at the venue.

  • Participants must register with their name and contact details.

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times.

  • Indoors: 1,500 people (provided this is no more than 50% of total capacity)

  • Outdoors: 3,000 people (provided this is no more than 50% of total capacity)

  • Participants must maintain a minimum distance of at least 2 metres when not at their allocated seat. At least one seat must be kept empty between groups.

  • Number of participants at events without allocated seating:

    • Indoors: max. 50 people

    • Outdoors: max. 50 people

  • Events must end by 22:00.
  • Events must have a Covid-19 prevention concept as well as a Covid-19 safety officer.
  • Event hospitality is subject to the same rules as normal hospitality locations (no food and drink to be served at events without allocated seating).

11. What are the rules for private parties?

  • Outside the home, the following rules apply to gatherings of people: max. 10 adults (+ children) outdoors, indoors max. 4 adults (+ children). Larger gatherings are subject to the rules which apply to events.
  • Between 22:00 and 5:00 gatherings are restricted to max. 4 adults (plus their children).

12. Art and culture: What do I have to know?

  • Theatre, opera, cinema:
    • An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times.
    • When entering the building, guests must take a test, provide proof of a negative test, show a vaccination certificate or provide proof that they have already had Covid-19.
    • Guests must register when entering (name and contact details).
    • When not in their allocated seat, guests must maintain social distancing (at least 2 metres) at all times.
    • At least one seat must be kept empty between groups.
    • Event locations with fixed seating can use up to 50% of theit total seating capacity.
    • Events must end by 22:00.
    • Food and drink may only be consumed in your allocated seat.
  • Museums, art galleries, libraries and arcives are open. An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times. Social distancing (2 metres) must be maintained. Please try to avoid crowding wherever possible.

13. Questions about Events, Congresses, Incentives and Conventions in Tirol. Who should I contact?

The experts of the Convention Bureau Tirol are glad to answer any of your specific questions with regard to the MICE area.