Can I go on holiday in SalzburgerLand this winter?
We are very pleased that a holiday in SalzburgerLand is possible. The Green Pass or other proof that you have been fully vaccinated or recovered or tested are considered as your admission ticket for a holiday in SalzburgerLand.
Questions and answers about Covid-19 regulations in SalzburgerLand:
Are there current travel warnings or entry restrictions for SalzburgerLand?
An overview of current travel warnings and the associated measures can be found in the topic >> Safe Arrival.
What Corona regulations currently apply in SalzburgerLand?
We look forward to welcoming you with a 3G-Proof in accommodation, catering and leisure facilities.
The lockdown for unvaccinated people is no longer in force.
For a stay in Austria, the 3G regulation applies.
- 3G proof (fully vaccinated or recovered or tested) in the hotel industry, gastronomy, indoor leisure facilities, museums. At least two doses of vaccination are necessary , the validity is 180 days (exception for people under the age of 18 years the validity of two doses is 210 days).
- Children under 12 years are currently exempt from the obligation to provide evidence.
- Teenagers, 12 years or over and born after August 31rd 2006, are able to obtain a so called “Holiday-Ninja-Pass” by regular testing, when they are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid. With the “Holiday Ninja Pass” they can obtain the 2G-status. Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the restults in the pass. Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass-FAQ and download the English version of the pass.
- For teenagers born before September 1st 2006 the 2G-Rule applies. Two doses of vaccination are valid for 210 days.
- FFP2 mask requirement in all indoor spaces, e.g. in shops for daily needs (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies) as well as in all other shops, at body-related service providers and in cultural institutions. The FFP2 mask requirement also applies in means of transport (e.g. also cable cars), in catering establishments (except at the table), accommodation establishments (except in the room) and at the workplace with customer contact. From 5th March FFP2-mask requirement only in shops for daily needs (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies) and in means of public transport.
What must I show so that I can go on holiday in SalzburgerLand ?
The Green Pass or aPCR-test and any other of the following proofs are accepted for access.
- Vaccinated: Proof of complete vaccination
- Recovered: an exception notice or a medical confirmation of an infection that has occurred and been recovered from in the past six months
- PCR-test (validity 72 h) or rapid antigen test (validity 24 h)
Which tests are considered “officially recognised” and for how long are they valid?
Rapid antigen tests (24 h) and PCR tests (72 h) are accepted as proof of access for gastronomy, hotels, etc. A testing offer will continue to exist in SalzburgerLand. Information and an overview of all available test stations as well as the appointments can be found HERE.
From when is a person considered to be fully vaccinated or recovered?
- Vaccines with two doses of the vaccine: A vaccination is only considered to be proof of a low epidemiological risk with complete immunisation. This proof is available from the day of issue of the 2nd vaccination and is valid for 180 days, for teenagers younger then 18 years for 210 days (until February 1st 2022 for 270 days). After that, a third vaccination is required.
- The vaccine of Johnson & Johnson needs the second vaccination as well for having a 2G-proof for entering hotels, restaurants, ….
- Vaccination for recovered persons: A vaccination is valid for 180 days if you have been ill with COVID-19 21 days before the first vaccination.
- A third vaccination is valid for 270 days. There must be at least 120 days (90 days from Februar 1st 2022) between the second and third vaccination.
Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
- Exception notice if it has been issued to a person who has been shown to have SARS-CoV-2 in the six months prior to the intended test
- Medical confirmation of a molecular biologically confirmed infection and recovery that has taken place in the last six months
What rules apply to children?
Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the G-proof obligation and therefore do not have to show a test result. There is a special rule for children and young people older then 12 years and born after August 31st 2006:
- The “Holiday-Ninja-Pass”is equivalent to a 2G certificate for children 12 over and born after August 31st 2006, who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from covid.
- The “Holiday-Ninja-Pass” is therefore valid as proof of access to restaurants, cinemas or hotels.
- Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the results in the pass.
- at least 2 of the minimum necessary three tests taken in these five days are moleculare biological tests for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR-test; validity 72 hours).
- The third test can be an antigen test (validity of 48 hours) and all official test certificates are recoreded in the “Holiday Ninja Pass”.
- Antigen-Test and PCR-tests must have been carried out by a professional. Anitgen-tests for self-use are not valid in the “Holiday Ninja Pass”.
- Please take care, that if the series of thest has been interrupted within the first 5 days and a continuous negative test result cannot be provieded, then the “Holiday Ninja Pass” no longer gives 2G-status.
- Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass-FAQ and download the English version of the pass.
- People, who are born after August 31st 2006, the 2G-rule applies.
Does the 3G proof (vaccinated or recovered or tested) apply to all types of accommodation – for example, an overnight stay at campsites, on alpine pastures and in ski huts?
Supervised campsites and also alpine, ski or refuge huts are also covered by the 2G regulation according to the regulation of the Ministry of Health. The submission of a proof of vaccination or a certificate of recovery is also required here.
Who controls the validity of the 3G regulation?
The operators of the gastronomy and accommodation establishments must carry out the verification of the proof. We therefore ask for your understanding and willingness to show the vaccination status or the status of recovery. The district administration authorities and the bodies of the public security service will check compliance with prohibitions, conditions and requirements, including through on-site inspection.
Is SalzburgerLand well prepared in times of Covid-19?
A safe holiday for our guests is the ultimate goal, on which we have been working together in SalzburgerLand for many months – as this is what we live for.
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 hotel and accommodation industry. In addition, a detailed checklist for the prevention of Covid-19 in accommodation establishments has been developed, which is available for all establishments and whose compliance has been and is strongly being recommended by the Covid-Board SalzburgerLand. The measures by the Federal Government will of course be implemented conscientiously in SalzburgerLand.
These measures have been adapted according to current developments as well as changes in the epidemiological situation, and also adapted to the needs of our guests.
In case of a travel warning – are there flexible cancellation conditions?
The greatest possible planning security for our guests is of great concern to us in SalzburgerLand. Many accommodation establishments have already relaxed their cancellation conditions and are thus responding to the current situation, which naturally entails an increased need for flexibility.
In the case of individual trips, however, (unlike package holidays) there is no expressly regulated right of cancellation, e.g. in the event of a travel warning. Please inquire about the specific cancellation conditions directly with your chosen accommodation and preferably before booking.
What does the Corona traffic light mean and what effects are associated with it?
The colour classification of the Corona traffic light is used for risk assessment in Austria. It provides an orientation for the population for setting personal behavioural measures. For the assessment, the factors of dissemination risk (=threat to public health from the spread of Covid-19) and systemic risk (=risk of overloading the health care system with Covid-19 patients) are taken into account.>
Please note that there are no legal consequences attached to the Corona Commission’s assessment. Its primary purpose is to assess the situation in the respective region. Concrete measures will be enacted separately by the respective legislative bodies. If a traffic light is switched to red, this is not equivalent to an official ban on entering the area and does not mean, for example, an automatic free cancellation of an already booked accommodation.
Additional information on the Corona traffic light can be found “https://corona-ampel.gv.at/karte-corona-ampel/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://corona-ampel.gv.at/karte-corona-ampel/”>here.
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. This testing is now being expanded further for the winter season. Since November, for example, also landlords of private rooms or snow sports instructors can be tested.
Tourism companies can display their participation in the weekly Covid tests to their guests with the official “Safe Hospitality” badge. You are also welcome to find out directly from the company you booked your holiday with, whether these weekly employees screenings are performed.
Are there special Covid-19 travel insurance policies?
The “Hotelstorno Plus” insurance of the European Travel Insurance offers additional help and support for your hotel stay for up to 31 days. This is for example, in the event of cancellation, an involuntary holiday extension and in case of mountain emergency. Information can be found “https://www.europaeische.at/en/private-travel/vacation-in-austria/hotel-cancellation-plus” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-mce-href=”https://www.europaeische.at/en/private-travel/vacation-in-austria/hotel-cancellation-plus”>here.
ÖAMTC Protection Letter (Austria)
If, during a trip to Austria, the holiday destination cannot be exited or is quarantined by the authorities or the journey home cannot be started as planned, the ÖAMTC Protection Letter covers the additional accommodation costs for the holder and accompanying persons from 1st June 2020 to 30th April 2021. More info.
ADAC Plus (Germany)
Additional accommodation and travel costs incurred during a trip due to a Corona-related quarantine regulation will be covered. In addition, the Covid-19 test costs will be covered if this makes it possible to travel home. This offer does not apply if there was a travel warning for the country or specific location before departure. A maximum of € 500 per person and per case will be covered. The cover is limited until the end of 2020.
What is the current situation at my desired holiday destination?
The “Corona traffic light” of the Austrian Ministry of Health gives an overview of the current epidemiological situation in the individual districts in Austria.
The assessment is the responsibility of a Corona Commission, which meets once a week and makes an assessment of the current situation on a four-stage colour scale.
- Red: very high risk. Acute numerous outbreaks, large-scale spread
- : high risk. Accumulation of cases, no longer predominantly attributable to clusters
- Yellow: medium risk. Moderate cases known to be originating and spreading (= mainly in clusters)
- Green: low risk. Individual cases, isolated clusters
On the “https://corona-ampel.gv.at/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-mce-href=”https://corona-ampel.gv.at/”>Corona traffic light homepage of the Ministry of Health you will find the current traffic light map incl. classification of regions and districts in SalzburgerLand.