Frequently asked questions on travelling to and from Tirol.
1. Are there currently any travel warnings in place for Tirol?
You can view the current travel warnings for Tirol here.
2. Travelling to Tirol. What do I need to know?
From 25.12., Austria has classified the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark as virus variant areas. Only travellers arriving from these countries who are triple-vaccinated (or double-vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson) and have a negative PCR test result (not more than 48 hours old) will not have to quarantine when they arrive in Austria.
Travelling to Tirol from countries and territories with a low epidemiological risk (Annex 1)
- People can come to Tirol from these countries for any reasons – including tourism.
People wishing to enter Tirol from these countries must comply with the 2G rule (either they are fully vaccinated or they have recovered from COVID-19). Only people who can provide proof of either a negative PCR test (no more than 72 hours old) or a booster vaccination, in addition to their 2G status, will not have to quarantine. Proof of having been vaccinated and also having recovered from COVID-19 (within the last 180 days) will be considered as equivalent to a booster vaccination.
- People who are fully vaccinated or have had and recovered from COVID-19 but who do not have a negative PCR test or a booster vaccination must complete a pre-travel clearance form online and take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival. They must self-isolate at their home or a suitable accommodation until the result of this PCR test is confirmed as being negative. When entering Austria, these people must provide proof that they have accommodation already booked.
- People who are unable to prove that they have been vaccinated or had and recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate for ten days. A PCR test can be taken after five days. If this is negative then the quarantine can be ended. The day of arrival is considered day zero.
- Pregnant women and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the rules on the 2G Rule, PCR tests and booster vaccination. A doctor’s note with details on the respective medical reasons must be provided.
- Schoolchildren can use their Ninja Pass (a booklet used in Austrian schools to record all COVID-19 test results) or similar testing documentation used in other countries to enter Tirol.
- Children under 12 years of age do not need to provide any COVID-19 documentation.
The latest information on entering Tirol from virus variant areas and states (Annex 2) and other states and areas can be found on this website of the Austrian Federal Government.
3. Germany has classified Austria as a high-risk country for travellers. What does that mean?
- Austria (with the exception of the enclaves of Mittelberg, Jungholz and the Rißtal Valley) is classified by Germany as a high-risk country for travellers.
- This means that from 16.01.2022 there will be new rules in place for people travelling from Austria to Germany. Travellers who are vaccinated or have had and recovered from Covid-19 can travel as normal. The only new rule for them is that they have to complete an online locator form before travelling to Germany.
- Travellers who are not vaccinated must provide a negative test (lateral flow or PCR test) and quarantine for 10 days when they arrive in Germany. They can take a test on day 5 of this quarantine. If this test is negative, the quarantine can be ended. Children under the age of 6 years must quarantine for only 5 days. They do not need a test on day 5 to end this quarantine.
4. Travelling through Germany to Tirol. Which rules do I need to know about?
- People arriving via the Schengen Area must be aware of and adhere to the travel rules in Austria.
- Please also make sure you are aware of the rules in the countries you will be travelling through.
- Here you will find information on travel restrictions, testing rules and quarantine rules provided by the German Foreign Office.
5. Arriving by car. What do I need to know?
6. Arriving by train. What do I need to know?
- Long-distance trains to Austria are operating according to the regular timetable.
- All passengers on public transport must wear an FFP2 face mask.
7. Arriving by air. What do I need to know?
- For the latest flight schedules and safety information, please visit the airline's website.
- Continuously updated information can be found on the website of Innsbruck Airport as well as at the other relevant airports for people travelling to Tirol by air: Munich Airport, Salzburg Airport und Zurich Airport.
8. Transfers to train stations and airports. What do I need to know?
- During your journey home, we kindly ask you to observe the rules and regulations on the respective means of transport as well as in railway stations, airports and other waiting areas.
- We recommend planning extra time for your departure due to changes in security checks at airports and stricter rules aimed at limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
9. Travelling from Austria back to Germany. What do I need to know?
- All travellers returning from Austria back home to Germany must present a valid negative COVID-19 test, proof they have been fully vaccinated, or proof that they have had and recovered from COVID-19.
- Children under 12 years of age are exempt from mandatory testing.
- Exceptions apply to cross-border commuters.
- An overview of all rules and regulations can be found here.