Important! This site contains information which will apply after the end of the current lockdown. 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 remain closed at the moment. Until 24 April all people who live in Tirol or have spent more than 24 hours in Tirol must provide a negative coronavirus test when leaving the region. A negative coronavirus test is also needed to leave a number of other municipalities in Tirol.
1. Are the cable cars in Tirol open?
- Many ski resorts are open to locals during the lockdown for sport and recreation.
- In fully or partially enclosed lifts (gondolas, cable cars, chairlifts with weather protection shields) as well as in the areas around ski lifts and funiculars, all skiers aged 14 years and over must wear an FFP2 (N95) face mask without an exhalation valve or another face mask of the same or a higher safety standard.
- 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.
- Since 15 February 2021, all people using the ski pistes during ski resort opening hours must when asked be able to provide proof of a negative Covid test (PCR or antigen) no more than 48 hours old. People who have been infected with the coronavirus in the last six months do not need a negative test - however, they must be able to provide a doctor's note confirming their infection. This rule does not apply to ski tourers. Children under the age of ten years are also exempt from this regulation.
- Many ski resorts have also developed their own safety measures which go beyond those listed here.
- All huts, cafés and restaurants in ski resorts are currently closed. It is planned that hospitality locations, accommodation providers and leisure activities should be allowed to re-open from 25 January 2021, depending on the rate of new infections at that time.
Furthermore, a face mask closely covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times in the following areas:
- Around the ticket desk.
- When entering and queueing for ski lifts (please pay attention to any markings on the floor).
- At all times when in or on the ski lift (cable cars / gondolas, chairlifts, draglifts).
- When using conveyor-belt ski lifts.
- In restaurants, bars, cafés, etc. (please pay attention to the rules indicated).
- In all public areas such as toilets, shops, ski hire shops, etc.
- In ski storage depots and when using storage lockers (indoors and if the minimum distance of one metre cannot be maintained).
- On ski buses.
2. Which rules apply when queuing for cable cars?
- When queuing up, getting on and getting off the lift please wear a FFP2 face mask.
- Maintain a distance of at least two metres to other people while queueing.
- All members of staff are trained to deal with Covid-19 rules and will be happy to help.
- Around the ticket desk and in the queue for the ski lift a face mask closely covering the nose and mouth must be worn.
- Please maintain a distance of at least one metre to other people while queuing.
- Avoid gathering in groups.
- Use contactless payment wherever possible.
- Follow any walkways and arrows indicated.
- Follow any instructions given my members of staff.
- Please adhere to the general rules on hygiene.
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. What it the situation when it comes to renting sports equipment?
Sports equipment rental is classified as a service without close physical contact and is therefore permitted.
According to the rules currently in place, customers are allowed to enter business premises where services without close physical contact are offered.
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.
5. Are swimming pools, spas and saunas open?
Swimming pools, sauna facilities and spa centres are closed.
6. Which rules apply to swimming pools and spa centres?
- If possible, book online.
- Capacity restrictions ensure that social distancing can be maintained.
- 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.
- FFP2 face masks must be worn in enclosed areas (with the exception of wet areas such as showers, saunas and swimming pools).
7. 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
8. Will events take place in Tirol?
Events are not allowed to take place at the moment.
Before the current restrictions were imposed, the following rules applied:
- If there is no allocated seating, the maximum number of participants is six indoors and 12 outdoors.
- A face mask must be worn whenever you leave your allocated seat.
- Public events with allocated seating are permitted for a maximum of 250 people. The serving of drinks is prohibited and face masks must be worn throughout the event.
- Events must end by 22:00.
- For larger events, a Covid-19 safety officer must be on site and a prevention concept must be presented.
9. Art and culture: What do I have to know?
- Maintain a minimum distance of two metres to other people.
- An FFP2 face mask must be worn in enclosed spaces.
10. 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.