Getting here

Getting here

Important! There are currently restrictions in place in Austria on entering the country, leaving your home and meeting with other people. Hospitality locations, accommodation providers and leisure facilities are scheduled to re-open with certain restrictions in place from 19 May 2021.

1. What are the current rules on travelling to Austria?

All people wishing to travel to Austria must register for pre-travel clearance, provide a negative Covid-19 test and quarantine for ten days upon arrival. There are only a few exceptions to these rules. For the latest rules on travelling to Austria please click here.

2. What are the currently rules on travelling to Austria from Germany?

Since 19 December 2020 all people travelling to Austria from an area where the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 is above 100 must quarantine for ten days upon arrival. This period of quarantine can be ended after just five days by providing a negative Covid-19 test.
 

3. How can I travel to Tirol by car?

  • If you are travelling to Tirol by car, please make sure you are aware of the travel restrictions currently in place for Austria.
  • Travelling by car is also possible with fellow travellers living in the same household.
  • If you arrive with people from outside your own household, a maximum of two people per row of seats in the car is allowed, including the driver. All people in the car must wear an FFP2 face mask.
  • Please note that inside petrol stations an FFP2 face mask must be worn and a minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained to other customers and employees.
  • All people wishing to travel to Austria must register for pre-travel clearance, provide a negative Covid-19 test and quarantine for ten days upon arrival. There are only a few exceptions to these rules. For the latest rules on travelling to Austria please click here.

4. Is Innsbruck airport open?

An overview of flight destinations as well as the current flight schedule can be found on the airport’s website. You will find current flight schedules and safety information on the website of the respective airline.

5. What is the procedure for air travel?

Passenger safety is a top priority at airports. At Innsbruck airport, for example, Plexiglas screens have been installed at check-in, boarding and information desks, floor markings have been added to the boarding areas and hand-sanitiser dispensers have been installed. The following guidelines apply on arrival and departure:

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn throughout the airport and on the plane.
  • Rules on social distancing must be observed.
  • Please wash or disinfect your hands regularly.
  • Turn away from other people when sneezing or coughing and sneeze only in the crook of your arm.
  • The health guidelines of the respective airlines must be observed.

Up-to-date information can be found on the website of Innsbruck airport as well on the respective websites of other airports near Tirol: Munich airport, Salzburg airport and Zurich airport.

6. What do I need to consider when travelling by train?

The Austrian Federal Railways will be operating their long-distance routes according to the planned timetable. Some restrictions are currently in place on cross-border services. Please inform yourself about the current restrictions in place before you leave by contacting either the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or the respective train operator such as the German Federal Railways (DB) or the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

To keep passengers safe, all trains in Austria are subject to an intensive cleaning and disinfection regime. Please observe the following rules when travelling by train:

  • All passengers travelling on public transport must wear an FFP2 face mask.
  • Please also note that am FFP2 face mask must be worn in all enclosed station areas.
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 2 metres to other passengers. This rule does not have to be obeyed if it is physically impossible to maintain this distance due to the large number of people travelling and when getting on and getting off.
  • Turn away from other people when sneezing or coughing and sneeze only in the crook of your arm.
  • If possible, buy your ticket online in advance to reduce physical contact.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

7. How can I travel to Tirol by coach?

Coach travel to Tirol for tourism purposes is currently not permitted.

8. What do I need to know about transfers to accommodation?

  • Passengers must wear an FFP2 face mask. Drivers must take a Covid-19 test at least every 7 days and be able to provide proof of a negative test. Drivers who have not been tested must wear an FFP2 face mask when passengers are in the vehicle.
  • Drivers must take a Covid test at least every 7 days and be able to present a negative test result. Drivers who have not completed a test must wear an FFP2 face mask when passengers are in the taxi.
  • Taxi: It is advisable to sit as far away from the driver as possible and to keep the passenger seat free. A maximum of two people can be carried in each row of seats (including the driver’s row). This means:
    • vehicles with five seats can carry a maximum of three passengers,
    • vehicles with nine seats can carry a maximum of five passengers, 
    • vehicles with nine seats and four rows can carry a maximum of seven passengers.
  • These rules apply to passengers who do not live in the same household. 

9. What do I need to know about hotel shuttles?

  • Passengers travelling on all public transport must wear an FFP2 mask and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
  • It is advisable to sit as far away from the driver as possible and keep the passenger seat free. Each row of seats in the vehicle (including the driver’s row) may carry a maximum of 2 persons. This means:
    • vehicles with five seats can carry a maximum of three passengers,
    • vehicles with nine seats can carry a maximum of five passengers, 
    • vehicles with nine seats and four rows can carry a maximum of seven passengers.
  • This rule applies to passengers who do not live in the same household.