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Safe Gastronomy

Rules for restaurants and huts

This is how you can enjoy Alpine cuisine in SalzburgerLand with a clear conscience. See how our restaurateurs prepare for the reopening and what measures apply in restaurants.

Are restaurants and ski huts currently open?

Since 19th May 2021, a holiday in SalzburgerLand is finally possible again!

More detailed regulations for gastronomy and lots of other useful information can be found on Österreich.gv.at as well as on safe Gastfreundschaft.at websites.

What precautions have restaurants in SalzburgerLand taken?

Our guests can be sure that a safe and happy holiday is our ultimate goal, on which we are working together in SalzburgerLand.

The Covid-Board SalzburgerLand, which includes experts from the relevant fields of tourism, health, public authorities and politics have created measures and recommendations for the gastronomy industry for the prevention of Covid-19.

What rules must I follow?

From the 10th June, 8 adults (plus minor children) per visitor group may sit together on one table indoors, while outdoors 16 adults may sit together – with no restriction to different households.

Furthermore, showing the “Green Pass” (or a confirmation of vaccination, negative test or recovery) is mandatory. Additionally, there is a guest registration requirement.

What do I have to do when I sit down at or get up from the table?

When entering the restaurant or ski hut, approaching or leaving the table, the minimum distance of one metre must be observed in relation to all other persons who do not live in the same household or who are not part of your group. Guests must also wear an FFP2 mask when entering and leaving, only while seated at the tables themselves may this be removed.

Where can food be consumed? Are self-service areas or buffets allowed?

Food and drinks are served indoors only at the seating.

Self-service is permitted if special hygienic precautions minimise the risk of infection. This can include, among other things:

  • Removal with single-use gloves
  • Cleaning the hands at a disinfectant dispenser directly in front of the buffet station
  • Disposable cutlery

However, food and beverage consumption may only take place at the tables.

What measures are implemented to protect guests?

In all restaurants and huts, attention is paid to the legally prescribed table distances or separating devices (e.g. glass panels) being installed. Wearing a tight-fitting mouth&nose protection is obligatory for employees in direct customer contact if a negative test proof can be provided weekly – otherwise FFP2 masks are mandatory. This is mandatory and a matter of course for our hosts and service staff.

For establishments, a mandatory prevention/hygiene concept is also required and there must be a COVID 19 officer. As you can see, we do everything humanly possible for your safety!

Are employees in tourism companies regularly tested?

For several months now, Austria has been offering a test setup called “Safe Hospitality”, in which employees of hotel and gastronomy companies can be tested voluntarily once a week.

Tourism companies can display their participation in the weekly Covid tests to their guests with the official “Safe Hospitality” badge.