Important! Tirol's hospitality locations, accommodation providers and leisure attractions are open, with certain rules and restrictions in place. Thanks to the improving Coronavirus situation it is now significantly easier to travel to and from Austria. Please check this site regularly for the latest information.
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.
- On ski lifts and funiculars which either are enclosed or can be enclosed (including cable cars, chairlifts with protective covers, etc) and in enclosed areas around ski lifts and funiculars, all people aged 14 years and older must wear an FFP2 face mask (without an exhalation valve) or a face mask which at leasts meets the same safety standards.
- Children aged between 7 and 13 years must wear a normal, close-fitting face mask covering the nose and mouth.
- 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.
- Furthermore, a FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times around the ticket desk, and in all public areas such as toilets, shops, bike hire centres, etc.
2. Which rules apply when queuing for cable cars?
There are comprehensive safety rules in place for cable cars, including wearing an FFP2 mask.
- When queuing for cable cars, maintain social distancing and wear an FFP2 mask.
- Transport capacity is limited on cable cars.
- Avoid forming groups wherever possible.
- Use contactless payment wherever possible.
- Pay attention to markings on the ground and signposts.
- Follow staff instructions at all times.
- All staff at cable cars have received comprehensive training on Covid-19 and will be happy to help.
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?
- An FFP2 mask must be worn in the hire shop.
- A minimum of 10m² of floor space must be provided per customer.
- A minimum distance of 1 metre 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. Are swimming pools, spas and saunas open?
6. 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.
- An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times (except in wet areas such as showers, saunas and swimming pools).
- When entering, guests must register (name and contact details).
- A minimum distance of 1 metre must be maintained at all times.
- There must be 10m² of space per guest.
- In the sauna, please refrain from swirling a towel in the air to generate heat.
- Comprehensive measures are in place to ensure the greatest possible safety.
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 allowed to take place under certain conditions.
Before the event, participants must provide a negative test, a vaccination certificte or a doctor's note confirming that they have had and recovered from Covid-19. Tests can be taken at the event venue.
Participants must register with their name and contact details.
An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times.
Social distancing (1 metre) must be maintained when not in your seat.
At least one seat must be kept empty between groups.
Number of participants at events with allocated seating: Indoors: 1,500 people (provided this is no more than 75% of total capacity), Outdoors: 3,000 people (provided this is no more than 75% of total capacity)
Number of participants at events without allocated seating: Indoors: max. 50 people, Outdoors: max. 50 people
- Events must have a Covid-19 prevention concept as well as a Covid-19 safety officer.
- Events must end by 24:00.
- Event hospitality is subject to the same rules as normal hospitality locations (no food and drink to be served at events without allocated seating).
9. Art and culture: What do I have to know?
- Museums, art galleries, libraries and arcives are open. An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times. Social distancing (1 metre) must be maintained. Please try to avoid crowding wherever possible.
- 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 1 metre) at all times.
- At least one seat must be kept empty between groups.
- Event locations with fixed seating can use up to 75% of theit total seating capacity.
- Food and drink may only be consumed in your allocated seat.
- Events must end by 24:00.
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.
11. Which rules apply to indoor sports?
- An FFP2 mask must be worn in areas open to the general public such as at reception and in changing rooms. This does not apply to showers, saunas or swimming pools.
- The minimum distance (1 metre) does not have to be maintained when playing contact sports. A mask does not have to be worn.
- At all other times a minimum distance of 1 metre must be maintained between people who do not live in the same household.
- At spors venues where it is likely that visitors will be in close contact with other people for an extended period of time, guests must provide a negative lateral flow antigen test, a doctor's certificate that they have had and recovered from Coronavirus or been vaccinated.
- People who run non-public sports venues must register all people (contact details) who are likely to spend more than 15 minutes at the site.
13. Long-distance hiking trails: Which rules do I need to know about?
- Mountain huts are classified as accommodation providers. This means anyone wishing to access such a hut must comply with the Three Gs rule (getestet, geimpft, genesen: ie. they must have a valid negative test, proof of vaccination or proof that they have had and recovered from Coronavirus).
- If it is not possible to complete a test at an accredited test centre in the valley or a do-it-yourself lateral flow test with digital readout in the mountains (e.g. because you have no internet connection to upload the result of the DIY test and receive the official confirmation certificate), there is the option of carrying out what is known as an "emergency test". This means you complete a do-it-yourself lateral flow test in front of a member of staff from the hut (in this case it is not necessary to upload the result). If this test is negative then you will be granted access to the hut.
- Please be aware that "emergency tests" are only valid at the hut where you take the test – for a period of no more than 24 hours. If you move on to another hut then you must complete the same procedure again to be granted access to the hut (lateral flow test observed by a member of staff).
- An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times inside the hut.