FAQs Departure

1. Entry requirements to Germany: What do I need to know?

  • Mandatory testing upon entering Germany has been in place since 1 August 2021. This applies for all ways of entry (by car, plane, train, ship, etc.) and from all countries.
  • Upon entering Germany, travellers aged twelve years or older must hold proof of a negative antigen or PCR test result, or proof of a full Covid-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
  • When travelling from a virus variant area, all travellers must hold a negative COVID-19 test result. Proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection is not sufficient.
  • Exemptions apply for cross-border commuters. In this case, a negative test result only needs to be presented once per week.

2. Requirements for tests at border crossings. What do I need to know?

  • Do-it-yourself lateral flow antigen tests with a digital readout can only be used in Austria.
  • If you need a negative test to travel back to your home country then you can use the do-it-yourself lateral flow antigen test carried out under supervision at your accommodation or a local tourism office.

  • If you need a negative test to travel back to your home country then please go to one of the over 40 official test centres in Tirol to get a lateral flow antigen test.
  • Speak to your accommodation provider to find out where the nearest test centre is.
  • There is also a map of all test centres in Tirol available online.
  • You can register in advance by visiting the website

3. What if the test result is positive?

  • The officially prescribed quarantine period is 10 days. During this time you are not allowed to leave your accommodation or receive private visits.
  • Please also keep your distance from the people staying in your room. The authorities may check that you are observing the quarantine rules.
  • All contact persons you have registered will be contacted and alerted.
  • You will receive plenty of food and the room will be cleaned.
  • A hospital stay is only necessary if your symptoms become serious. Tirol’s hospitals are of a very high standard in comparison with other countries and regions.
  • Whether or not you can drive home will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the authorities or the public health officer.

4. Which other countries have issued travel warnings for Tirol?

The current travel warnings can be found here.

5. What do I need to consider when using transfers?

  • On your journey home we ask you to observe the hygiene and health measures which apply to the means of transport you are using as well as in stations, airports and other waiting areas.
  • Please make sure you wear a face mask on all public transport, in taxis and on airplanes.
  • We recommend allow more time for your departure due to changes in security processes at airports and stricter hygiene regulations.

6. What should I do if I am contacted by the authorities after my holiday and informed of a positive Covid-19 case?

  • First of all, it is essential that you stay at home until you get a negative test result.
  • In the event of a positive test, you will be informed immediately by the competent body (in Austria the Regional Administrative Authority) and officially told to isolate. 
  • Furthermore, all further necessary measures will be initiated by the authorities – also with regard to contact persons, etc. In Austria the official regulations on the management of contact persons apply.

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7. Where can I get information if I think I have been infected with Covid-19?

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