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„Security in times like these“

The current measures summarized.

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„Security in times like these“

The current measures summarized.

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COVID-19 Measures

We are pleased, that from the 17th of December accommodation and restaurants will be able to reopen. The 2G regulation applies in all areas.

The following test options are currently available:

  • PCR tests with a maximum of 72 hours    
    • Test-Street (Teststraße): registration via; this test is free of charge!
      The closest test streets are in Saalfelden and Zell am See.
    • Pharmacy Apotheke Saalbach: Registration not necessary, during opening hours, cost: € 35,00 (without E-Card)
    • Dr. Schnell in Saalbach & Dr. Lanzinger in Hinterglemm, cost: approx. € 35,00

Benefit from the summary about entry and departure regulations on

When entering Austria, a 2,5-G certificate (Green Pass) must be carried with you (valid negative PCR-test result (PCR-Test not older than 72h), vaccination certificate or proof of recovery). These documents must be issued in German or English and must be presented to the authorities upon request. A document on vaccination with a vaccine named in the COVID-19 Entry Ordinance is valid as proof of vaccination. 

From 20 December 2021, more stringent entry requirements will apply: A valid 2-G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) AND a current PCR test (maximum 72h old) OR a valid 2-G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) AND the evidence of a booster vaccination necessary. If you enter the country without 2-G evidence or without an additional PCR test or evidence of a booster vaccination, you must enter a ten-day quarantine after your arrival. 

The documents for the Green Pass must be issued in German or English and must be presented to the authorities upon request.

An electronically registration in advance is mandatory via the so-called pre-travel clearance (PTC). At the border, they will have to show their PTC (either digitally or as a hard copy). 

Exception: There is no registration required for persons who are entering from a low-incidence state ("List A" according to the Austrian Government) and have only stayed in this state or in Austria in the last 10 days prior to entry. Only the 3G rule (tested, recovered or vaccinated) applies to these people.

Winter season First information regarding the regulations

A general 2G regulation applies throughout Austria.    

Definition of the 2-G rule     

  • The 2-G-regulation is fulfilled by anyone who has been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine for the EU or has recovered and can prove this accordingly (green pass, etc.)
  • Vaccination certificates are generally valid for 270 days (this is expected to be shortened to 210 days from February 2022) from the date of full immunization with an EMA-approved vaccine for the EU. Note: If only one dose of Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine has been administered, this will no longer count as full immunization from the 3rd of January 2022. 
  • Recovery certificates or official segregation notices are valid for 180 days. The expired infection must have been proven by molecular biology.  
  • Recovered persons are considered vaccinated for 270 days from the date of first vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine for the purposes of the 2-G rule, provided that a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 was available at least 21 days prior to vaccination or that evidence of neutralising antibodies (which must be shown together with the vaccination certificate in case of a 2G control) was already available at the time of vaccination.     
  • Exception for people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons and pregnant women: In this case, a medical certificate in combination with a negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old) is considered as proof.   
  • Persons who are fully vaccinated with non-EMA-approved vaccine (e.g. Sinopharm, Sputnik,...) only fulfil the 2-G regulation if they also present a single vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine in combination with evidence of neutralizing antibodies.     
  • A pure antibody test without proof of vaccination or infection is not considered 2G proof.     
  • Children up to the age of 12 (before their 12th birthday) do not have to provide their own proof.   
  • Children from the age of 12 (after their 12th birthday) must provide their own 2G-proof.
  • Regulation for school-age children (12 years - 15 years):     
    • For children and adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age (school age) the following applies: The "Holiday-Ninja-Pass" test system is equivalent to the 2-G certificate and is therefore also valid as an entry certificate for the restaurant, cinema or cable car. After completing the ninth year of school, young people must also have a 2-G certificate. For children and adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age without a complete vaccination or proof of recovery, the "Holiday Ninja Pass" is equivalent to a 2-G certificate if:     
      • From day 1 to day 5 there is always a valid negative test evidence (period of validity of tests for children and adolescents: for antigen tests 48 hours, for PCR tests 72 hours);     
      • At least 2 tests are PCR tests;     
      • All official test certificates are attached to the Holiday Ninja Pass in paper form or digitally and a valid photo ID is carried.     
      • More details.
  • The 2-G regulation applies in all areas of tourism, such as accommodation, gastronomy and ski lifts.

Please note that all information on this page reflects, to the best of our knowledge.

wearing of mouth-nose-protection mask is currently mandatory in following areas:

  • All kind of shops
  • Pharmacy | medical practices | hospital
  • Public means of transportations
  • Generally accessible areas (e.g. gondolas, tourist office, cash till areas, petrol stations, bank and post offices)
  • Cable cars

Gastronomy & Accommodations:

  • A 2G certificate is required
  • FFP-2 mask requirement indoor: Applies to guests as soon as they get up from the table. In the accommodation when entering generally accessible areas. Operators and employees also have to wear an FFP-2 mask when contacting customers in closed rooms.
  • The curfew is set at 10 pm and the obligation to register for guests must be observed
  • No consumption while standing, food and drinks only at the table

For a safe interaction with one another:

  •  If possible, reserve a table in advance - this minimizes waiting times.
  • Pay contactless if possible.
  • Follow the instructions of the employees.
  • Do not shake hands and share hugs.
  • Wash hands several times a day with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face with uncleaned hands.
  • Sneeze or cough in the crook of your arm or in a tissue.
  • Stay at home if there are signs of illness.

Employee screening

Employees of many tourism sectors have the possibility to get tested once a week. This is how we ensure a safe togetherness, and you can enjoy your holiday.

Corona Traffic Light

With the help of the Corona Traffic Light, measures are decided for the various districts.