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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

If you want to enter an accommodation or restaurant you have to be tested, recovered or vaccinated. In Austria, we call this 3G. The tests include:     

  • PCR tests with a maximum of 72 hours    
  • Antigen tests a maximum of 24 hours, available at:
    • Test-Street (Teststraße): registration via www.salzburg-testet.at; 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: € 25,00. www.alpenapotheke.at
  • Self-tests with digital integration are valid for a maximum of 24 hours. You will get this test from your landlord. Please download the required app "Selbsttest RK Salzburg".

Benefit from the summary about entry and departure regulations on reopen.europa.eu/de.

In many countries, the number of infections is falling, so parallel to the opening steps in the country, an easier entry into Austria can be implemented. Important for now and the future is the 3G-regulation: Proof of vaccination, testing or recovery is a prerequisite for any type of entry. All vaccinations that have been approved by the EMA or have successfully passed the relevant WHO process are recognized as proof of vaccination. Stricter rules apply when entering from virus variant states.

Winter season First information regarding the regulations

3-level plan drawn up by the Austrian Federal Government (activated on 15th September):

  • Level 1: currently
  • Level 2: intensive care bed occupancy above 15 %
  • Level 3: intensive care bed occupancy above 20 %

Accommodations & gastronomy:

  • Level 1: Access with 3G (tested, recovered or vaccinated)
  • Level 2: Antigen tests for self-testing are no longer valid, only those from official agencies (pharmacy, test lane, doctor), otherwise the usual 3-G rule applies.
  • Level 3: Still 3-G rule, but only negative PCR tests from official testing facilities are accepted as test evidence.

Après-Ski & Nightlife:

  • From level 1: The 3-G rule applies to guests, whereby only a negative PCR test is accepted as proof of testing.
  • From level 2: 2-G rule, only vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed to enter.

Cable cars:

  • General 3-G rule for use. Proof of entry will be checked at ticket sales.
  • In addition, a general FFP2 mask obligation applies.

Christmas market:

  • Level 1: Access with 3G (tested, recovered or vaccinated)
  • From Level 2: Antigen tests for self-testing are no longer valid, only those from official agencies (pharmacy, test lane, doctor), otherwise the usual 3-G rule applies.
  • From level 3: Still 3-G rule, but only negative PCR tests from official testing facilities are accepted as test evidence.

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)

Gastronomy & Accommodations:

Accommodation and restaurants were allowed to reopen on May 19th 2021 according to the current regulation of the Austrian Federal Government:

  • 3G-regulation as admission ticket remains.
  • 3G-regulation will continue to accompany us in the future.
  • Mouth and nose protection & FFP2 masks: In public places, on public transport, in customer areas of business premises (e.g. retail, other services) and in museums, mouth and nose protection is mandatory in closed rooms.
  • The test obligation applies to people from the age of 12.
  • No more minimum distance and capacity restrictions.
  • Access to night gastronomie is only possible for vaccinated people (deadlines as before) and people with a current negative PCR test result (valid for a maximum of 72 hours from sampling).

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.