1. Entry requirements to Germany: What do I need to know?
- All travellers entering Germany must provide a valid negative Coronavirus test, proof that they are fully vaccinated, or proof that they have had and recovered from Covid-19.
- Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from compulsory testing.
- Travellers entering Germany from an officially designated “virus variant area” must provide a negative test, even if they are fully vaccinated or have had and recovered from Covid-19.
- Exceptions apply to people who must cross the Austrian-German border regularly for work reasons.
2. Requirements for tests at border crossings. What do I need to know?
- 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 tiroltestet.leitstelle.tirol.
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 FFP2 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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