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Safe Arrival

Travelling to SalzburgerLand

We look forward to welcoming you soon and will provide you with helpful information along the way.

Can I currently go on holiday in SalzburgerLand?

We are happy to say that a holiday in SalzburgerLand is finally possible again! The “Green Pass” (or other proof that one is vaccinated, tested or recovered) is mandatory as entry authorisation for a holiday in SalzburgerLand.

What are the current rules for entry into Austria?

Eased restrictions are in place for entry to Austria: people who have been tested, vaccinated or who have recovered (3-G rule), can enter Austria without quarantining. Exceptions are peopletravelling from areas or countries with a virus variant according to Annex 2 of the Entry Restrictions.

Do I need to fill out the electronic registration before travelling to Austria?

The following persons are exempt from registration for pre-travel clearance:

  • those who enter from a state listed in Annex 1 (see below) and
  • those who have stayed exclusively in an Annex 1 state or territory or in Austria for the past ten days and
  • those who have a certificate in the sense of the 3-G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered).

If this applies to you, you do not need to fill in the form below.

  • Annex A countries currently include, among others: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finnland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and South Korea.To see which other states are currently in Annex A and classified as having a low incidence of infection, click HERE.

For persons who do not meet the above requirements, electronic registration prior to entry is mandatory. This also applies to Austrians living abroad. Persons entering the country are obliged to present the confirmation of transmission from the PTC system either electronically or in printed form in the event of a check.

>> The PTC entry form (PTC = Pre-Travel-Clearance) in English is available online here

A clear overview of all current entry regulations and travel warnings can be found here.

Which test or vaccination certificates do I need for entry?

In principle, a medical certificate or proof of a valid negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 issued in German or English must be available for entry into Austria.

  • Molecular biological test (e.g. PCR-test): valid for 72 hours from sample collection
  • Antigen test from an authorised body: valid for 48 hours from sample collection

As of 18th August – Equivalent to this is a certificate of vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine licensed under Appendix C of the COVID-19 Entry Regulations 2021 if the following requirements are met:

  • Immunisation by two partial vaccinations:
    • Since 18th August, complete immunisation is only available from the day of the second vaccination. Only then does it serve as evidence of a low epidemiological risk and is valid for nine months.
  • Immunisation by vaccination (Johnson & Johnson):
    • Beginning on day 22 after vaccination with a centrally licensed single-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, proof of vaccination is valid for nine months.
  • Immunisation by convalescent vaccination:
    • Provided there was a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days prior to vaccination or there is already evidence of neutralising antibodies at the time of vaccination, proof of vaccination is valid for nine months from the time of initial vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

A medical or governmental certificate of recovery for an infection with SARS-CoV-2 survived in the past six months and proof of neutralising antibodies, which must not be older than three months, are also acceptable.

More information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

What are the rules for people entering from a country classified as a risk area by Austria?

For guests from countries and regions classified by Austria as a Covid-19 risk area (see above), the following rules apply:

  • Persons entering from a risk area must be quarantined for 10 days
  • After 5 days, a PCR test can be done to end the quarantine in the event of a negative test result
  • A PCR test can be carried out by a registered doctor or at the drive-in stations of the Austrian Red Cross (Salzburg Süd, Zell am See, St. Johann) or at Salzburg Airport. The costs for the test must be paid on-site by the guest. Without a negative test result, a ten-day quarantine must be carried out
  • Proof of a valid test result for SARS-CoV-2 (molecular biological test, e.g. PCR test, valid for 72 hours or antigen test from an authorized body with a validity of 48 hours from sample collection)
  • Registration via the Pre-Travel Clearance Entry Form (see above).

More information can be found at:

What is the current situation around Covid-19 at my desired holiday destination?

You can find information about this in the topic area >> Safe Vacation Planning.

What should I consider when travelling by public transport?

Travelling by train to SalzburgerLand and back? To protect the health of you and other passengers, please observe the regulations on public transport:

  • In all public transport and in the waiting area of train and bus stations, a FFP2 mask must be worn
  • Use public transport only if you feel healthy
  • Where possible, the minimum 2 metres distance applies to persons who do not live in the same household
  • Where possible, buy tickets online, at the hotel or at a ticket machine

Valuable and up-to-date information can also be found on the pages of the ÖBB and DB.

What are the rules for a taxi ride?

  • Drivers and passengers must wear FFP2 masks and keep the minimum distance where possible
  • A maximum of 2 persons may be carried in each row of seats of the vehicle (including the front seats), i.e.:
    • Vehicle with 5 seats: max. 3 passengers
    • Vehicle with 9 seats and 3 rows: max. 5 passengers
    • Vehicle with 9 seats and 4 rows: max. 7 passengers
  • Only persons living in the same household can deviate from this 2 person system for taxis and taxi-like establishments, i.e. all seats of the vehicle can be occupied
  • If possible, pay contactless with a card

Where and how can I rent a car in SalzburgerLand?

  • Rental cars are available in the city of Salzburg (at the airport for example) and in the large ski resorts in SalzburgerLand
  • Reservations can be booked and managed online at almost all companies
  • Vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before handing over to the customer
  • When handing over to the customer, safety precautions and distance rules are adhered to and personal contact is reduced

Providers for rental cars: Budget, Sixt, AVIS, Europcar, Hertz

When returning home, please check if there are current travel warnings for SalzburgerLand?

Travel warnings from other countries, restrictions and/or registration requirements on return from SalzburgerLand are currently in force also for guests from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark or Sweden (among others). At the moment, cross-border travel is heavily restricted on most borders to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

>> A clear overview of all current entry regulations and travel warnings can be found here.

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