Staying healthy

Staying healthy

Frequently asked questions on the healthcare system in Tirol.

1. How many Covid-19 cases are there currently in Tirol?

2. Which testing facilities are available in Tirol?

  • Many supermarkets in Tirol provide free do-it-yourself PCR gargle tests. This video shows you how to use these tests.

  • You can also get a free COVID-19 test in one of the more than 40 official test centres in Tirol.
  • To make an appointment visit www.tiroltestet.at.
  • For information on the nearest testing facility, please speak to a member of staff at your accommodation.

3. I am feeling ill. What should I do if I think I may have COVID-19?

If you are feeling unwell and think you may have COVID-19 (symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing) please do the following:

  • Stay in your room and inform reception.
  • Agree with your accommodation whether you or your host will contact the health hotline 1450 or the public health officer.
  • The competent health authority will immediately organise a test (free of charge) and any other medical treatment required.
  • You will be asked to provide details of all the people you have come into contact with.
  • Stay in your room until you receive the result of your test and follow the instructions of the health authorities.
  • The other guests will be informed and kept up to date by your host.
  • If the COVID-19 test is negative, the measures will be terminated.

4. I have tested positive. What happens now?

  • You must self-isolate for a period of 5 days. During this time you are not allowed to leave your room or receive visits. People who have tested positive and their close contacts can take a test on day 5 of quarantine. If this test is negative, the quarantine can be ended.
  • Please also keep your distance from the people with whom you share a room. Checks may be carried out by the health authorities to see if you are self-isolating as required.
  • All recorded contacts will be contacted and alerted.
  • If you have received three doses of vaccine, or if all people were wearing FFP2 face masks at the time of the contact, you will not be considered a close contact if a person tests positive. This also applies to children who are unable to receive a booster vaccination.
  • Food and drink will be brought to your room. The room will be cleaned.
  • You only need to go to hospital If your symptoms worsen. The hospitals in Tirol offer a very high standard of treatment.
  • Whether or not you will allowed to return home will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the authorities or the medical officer.

5. Who will pay for treatment and accommodation costs if I have to self-isolate?

  • It is not possible to make general statements about how much treatment will cost and who will pay for it.
  • Please contact your health or travel insurance.

Information on travel insurance with additional COVID-19 cover can also be found in the section In advance.

6. Where can I get information if I think I have COVID-19?

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7. What should I do if I am contacted by the authorities after I have left and informed of a positive COVID-19 case?

  • First, it is essential that you stay home until you test negative for the virus yourself.
  • If you test positive you will be informed immediately by the competent authority (in Austria this is the “Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde”, the district administrative authority).
  • All necessary steps will be initiated by this authority – including when it comes to people you have been in contact with, etc.
  • In Austria, contact tracing is carried out on the basis of the relevant official regulations.

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