Frequently asked questions on the healthcare system in Tirol.
1. How many Covid-19 cases are there currently in Tirol?
2. Where can I get tested in Tirol?
- You can pick up free PCR gargle tests from many supermarkets in Tirol.
- This video explains how the PCR gargle tests work. You must be able to provide an address in Tirol where you are staying if you wish to use this service.
- Do-it-yourself lateral flow tests taken at home can now only be used for private purposes - they can no longer be used as proof of a negative Covid-19 status to access places such as bars, restaurants, leisure facilities, etc. For this, you must go to an official test centre and take a lateral flow test there.
- Speak to your accommodation provider for information on your nearest Covid-19 test centre.
Register here to use a PCR gargle test.
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 10 days. During this time you are not allowed to leave your room or receive visits.
You can end your quarantine from day 5 onwards if you have been symptom-free for at least 48 hours. However, please be aware that restrictions on your movement still apply for a further 5 days (see details below).
These restrictions on your movement can be lifted early if you take a PCR test which is negative or have a CT value ≥ 30. If the CT value is <30, you must continue to adhere to the restrictions on movement until the end of the 5 days (or until you have a CT value ≥ 30).
- 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.
- 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. I don't have any symptoms, but I am subject to restrictions on my movement. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Wear an FFP2 mask or a medical mask of even higher filtering quality when meeting other people, even in your home.
- Avoid large events, vulnerable settings and hospitality venues.
- Only visit places and take part in activities where an FFP2 mask must be worn at all times (so avoid hospitality venues, gyms, etc.).
- Do not attend large events and similar situations (sporting events, concerts, etc.)
6. 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.
7. Where can I get information if I think I have COVID-19?
8. 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.
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