Coronavirus in Tirol: the most important questions and answers

Latest information at a glance:

Latest update May 17 2021

See current requirements for people entering or returning from Tirol under "Travel Warnings" in the Dashboard below:

 

The following relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions will apply from 19 May 2021 :

Gatherings of people

  • The general curfew currently in place between 20:00 and 06:00 will be lifted. All gatherings of people between 22:00 and 05:00 will be restricted to a maximum of four adults.
  • Outside the home it will be possible for a maximum of ten people (plus children) to meet outdoors and four people (plus children) to meet indoors. Gatherings of larger groups are subject to the same rules and restrictions as those which apply to events.

Culture and events

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times.
  • People entering a location where an event is being held must either undergo a test at the entrance, provide proof of a negative test, present a certificate showing they have been vaccinated or be in possession of a document confirming that they have already had Covid-19.
  • All people attending events must register and provide their contact details.
  • A safe distance of at least two metres must be maintained to other people when not sitting in your allocated seat.
  • One seat must be left empty between groups of guests.
  • Events which have been approved by the authorities can have a maximum capacity of 3,000 people outdoors and 1,500 people indoors. Guests must be allocated seats.
  • Event locations with fixed seating can use 50% of their total seating capacity.
  • Events without allocated seating have a maximum capacity of 50 people (indoors and outdoors).
  • The rules for event catering are the same as those which apply to hospitality venues (no food or drink may be served at events without allocated seating).
  • All event locations must close at 22:00.
  • All events must have a Covid-19 safety concept and a Covid-19 safety officer.

Hospitality

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn at all times except when sitting at your allocated seat.
  • Staff in customer-facing roles must wear an FFP2 face mask (staff who are tested regularly can wear a normal face mask).
  • People entering a hospitality location must either undergo a test at the entrance, provide proof of a negative test, present a certificate showing they have been vaccinated or be in possession of a document confirming that they have already had Covid-19.
  • Guests must register and provide their contact details.
  • Groups are restricted to four adults (plus children) indoors and ten adults (plus children) outdoors. plus Kinder).
  • A minimum distance of two metres must be maintained between tables seating different groups.
  • In indoor locations all food and drink must be consumed while seated.
  • Self-service buffets are permitted provided the necessary safety rules are respected.
  • All hospitality locations must have a Covid-19 safety concept and a Covid-19 safety officer.
  • All hospitality locations must close at 22:00.

Accommodation providers

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn and social distancing (at least two metres) must be observed in all areas.
  • People entering an accommodation location must either undergo a test at the entrance, provide proof of a negative test, present a certificate showing they have been vaccinated or be in possession of a document confirming that they have already had Covid-19.
  • Guests who use additional services (including food and drink) at the accommodation location must undergo a Covid-19 test (supervised self-test at the accommodation) every two days once the test they have provided at the start of their stay in no longer valid.
  • Restaurants, bars, etc. within accommodation locations must close at 22:00.

Leisure facilities

  • An FFP2 face mask must be worn and social distancing (at least two metres) must be observed in all areas.
  • People entering a leisure facility must either undergo a test at the entrance, provide proof of a negative test, present a certificate showing they have been vaccinated or be in possession of a document confirming that they have already had Covid-19.
  • Guests must register and provide their contact details.
  • Indoor locations, swimming pools, spas, etc. must provide at least 20m² per guest.
  • All leisure facilities must have a Covid-19 safety concept and a Covid-19 safety officer.
  • Leisure facilities must close at 22:00.

General rules and regulations

PCR tests are valid for 72 hours, antigen tests (e.g. lateral flow tests) are valid for 48 hours, home tests are valid for 24 hours

People who have had Covid-19 within the last six months do not require a test if they can provide proof of their infection.

People who have received their first vaccination dose at least three weeks before do not require a test if they can provide proof of vaccination.

Since 19 December 2020 there has been a 10-day obligatory quarantine for persons entering Austria from a Corona risk area. There are plans to classify risk areas on the basis of the 14-day incidence rate of positive Coronavirus cases. All countries with a rate higher than 100 will be classified as risk areas. After five days, travellers can take a PCR or antigen test at their own expense. Only if the test is negative, can they end their quarantine earlier. Exceptions apply for business travellers and commuters, for example. Before entering Austria you must complete this Pre-Travel Clearance Form.

We do our very best to ensure the information provided here is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, please be aware that we assume no liability in this respect. Information provided by Tirol Werbung does not in any way replace the official information provided by the authorities. As the situation regarding travel warnings can change quickly, we recommend contacting your home country's foreign office in order to receive the latest travel advice for Austria.

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