1. Face masks – who has to wear them and in which situations?
- An FFP2 mask must be worn everywhere where the 2G Rule does not apply.
- In concrete terms, this means in all shops, on public transport and in cultural venues such as museums and libraries.
- Children up to the age of 6 years do not have to wear a mask.
- Children between the age of 6 and 14 can wear a standard face mask instead of an FFP2 face mask.
2. Where does the 2G rule apply?
The “2G rule” (i.e. people must be vaccinated or have had and recovered from Coronavirus) applies in the following locations:
- services with close physical contact
- hotels and other accommodation providers
- leisure attractions
- cable cars and and funicular railways in ski areas
- culture venues (except museums, libraries and archives)
- sports venues not open to the public
- gatherings of 25 people or more
- christmas markets
- trade fairs, conferences, congresses
- travel coaches and sightseeing ships
3. What it the situation when it comes to renting sports equipment?
- 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.
4. Which rules apply on ski lifts and cable cars?
- From 15 November 2021, cable cars and funicular railways can be used only by people who are able to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated or had and recovered from Covid-19 (“2G Rule”). Passengers do not have to wear a mask.
Exception: People who use the cable car or funicular railway to cover necessary basic needs of daily life are not required to provide 2G proof, but they must wear an FFP2 mask.
5. Which rules apply to swimming pools and spa centres?
- When entering swimming pools, saunas and spas, guests must show a vaccination certificate or provide proof that they have had Covid-19.
- In the sauna, please refrain from swirling a towel in the air to generate heat.
6. Shopping: What do I need to take into account when shopping?
- FFP-2 masks must be worn in grocery stores
- Please use contactless payment wherever possible
7. Can events, seminars and conferences take place?
- Events with more than 25 participants are subject to the 2G Rule.
- Events with more than 50 participants must register the event with the authorities, appoint a Covid-19 officer and draw up a Covid-19 prevention concept.
- Events with more than 250 participants must apply for approval from the district administrative authority (“Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde“).
- Information on meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) can be found here.
8. Art and culture: What do I have to know?
- Theatre, opera, cinema: When entering the building, guests must show a vaccination certificate or provide proof that they have already had Covid-19.
- Guests must register when entering (name and contact details).
9. 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.
10. Which rules apply at Christmas markets?
- The 2G Rule (vaccinated or recovered) applies at Christmas markets.
- Markets with specific entry and exit points may hand out wristbands to people who are able to prove that they are vaccinated or have had and recovered from Covid-19.
- Wristbands can also be handed out at defined locations outside or inside the market area.
- Random checks will be carried out.
11. Which rules apply to indoor sports?
At sports 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 doctor's certificate that they have had and recovered from Coronavirus or been vaccinated.
12. 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 Two Gs rule (geimpft, genesen: ie. they must have proof of vaccination or proof that they have had and recovered from Coronavirus).