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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?

Dear Winter, we are looking forward to welcoming guests back to SalzburgerLand from the 17th December 2021.

What are the current rules for entry into Austria?

Travel for touristic purposes is possible for fully vaccinated and recovered people. Additional documents may be required.

To enter Austria the 2G+ rule is currently in place. In addition of fully vaccination or recovery (the medical document needs to show the date of recovery) you further need a PCR-test (valid for 72 hours) or a proof of a booster jab.

Since 25.12.2021 the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway are classified as a virus variant area. From this point on, only persons with triple vaccination or double vaccination after a vaccination with Johnson & Johnson and an additional PCR test (not older than 48 hours) enter without quarantine.

An exception is people travelling from areas or countries with a virus variant according to Annex 2 of the Entry Restrictions.

What are the current rules for travelling from a virus variant area to Austria?

United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway are currently classified as virus variant regions in Austria. This means:

  • People need to be fully vaccinated (double jabbed) AND have received the 3rd booster jab (or the second shot in case you where jabbed with Johnson & Johnson) can enter Austria. Therefore they further need a negative PCR-test (valid 48 hours).
  • If you have recovered from Covid and received two jabs (no matter in what order), this counts as a booster as well. Please note, taht the proof of recoverey is only valid for 180 days. In any case, you still need a negative PCR test (valid 48 hours).
  • Children under the age of 12 are exempt when travelling with adults
  • Teenagers aged 12 or older, who are still in school age and haven’t been jabbed or recovered yet, can enter Austria with the “Holiday Ninja Pass”. Information about the “Holiday Ninja Pass” you can find HERE.

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) – from 22nd November 2021  a certificate in the sense of the 2,5 rule (vaccinated, PCR-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, the following applies:

  • Proof of a low epidemiologic risk (vaccinated, recovered or PCR tested)
  • Compulsory completion of electronic registration before entry. This also applies to Austrians living abroad. The entry is obligated to show the confirmation of transmission from the PTC system electronically or in printed form in the event of a control
  • Immediate start of a 10-day quarantine (possibility of free testing after five days after entry)

>> 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, proof of vaccination or recovery from SARS-CoV-2 issued in German or English must be available for entry into Austria.

Proof of 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 three partial vaccinations or by two vaccinations and PCR-test:
    • Full immunisation is only recognised from the day of the second vaccination. Only then does it serve as evidence of a low epidemiological risk for 360 days, from 6th December  only 270 days.
  • Immunisation by two vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) or by single vaccination and PCR-test:
    • Beginning on day 22 after vaccination with a centrally licensed single-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, proof of vaccination is valid for 270 days
  • Immunisation through recovery vaccination and PCR test:
    • 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 360 days from the time of initial vaccination

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 (from 22nd November the anti-body-test in no longer valid).

Additionally, a valid negative test result is acceptable for entry:

  • 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 – from 22nd November no longer valid

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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