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Important information about your departure

On 17.11.2020 nationwide measures were introduced in Austria to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. These will remain in place until at least 06.12.2020. The measures include restrictions on leaving your home and meeting other people. Hospitality locations, accommodation providers, leisure facilities and most shops are closed. The health and safety of people in Tirol is the number one priority. We are currently working hard on bringing down the number of new infections to a safe level so that the region’s tourism industry can open up. We look forward to welcoming you as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

How does contactless check-out work?

  • Please check with your accommodation if there is a contactless check-out option.
  • In some establishments the room key or keycard can be deposited in a box or other facility at the reception desk.
  • When checking out, keep contact with reception to a necessary minimum and maintain a minimum distance of one metre from other guests.
  • A face mask must be worn when checking-out.

What are the regulations for travelling back to Germany if Germany imposes a  travel warning for Tirol?

Germany currently has a travel warning in place for Tirol (with the exception of the enclave of Jungholz). Guests travelling back to Germany after a stay in Tirol must be aware of the following points:

  • A negative Covid-19 test (no older than 48 hours) must be presented.
  • Travellers returning to Germany from Tirol who cannot provide a negative Covid-19 test must quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • It is still permitted to travel from Tirol through Germany to another country.
  • For entry into Bavaria, a ten-day compulsory quarantine will apply to holiday returnees from all areas on the warning list of the Robert Koch Institute. This period of quarantine can be ended after five days by presenting a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Attention! Different regulations in the respective federal states, more information can be found here.

Several German federal states have exemptions in place for short stays in Tirol. A selection can be found below:

  • Bavaria: Guests who have stayed in Tirol for less than 24 hours and have not taken part in a cultural event, sporting event, public festival or any other leisure activity do not have to quarantine when they return home and do have to present a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Baden-Württemberg: Guests who have stayed in Tirol for less than 24 hours do not have to quarantine when they get home and do not have to present a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate & Saarland: Guests who have stayed in Tirol for less than 72 hours do not have to quarantine when they get home and do not have to present a negative Covid-19 test.

Which other countries have issued travel warnings for Tirol?

The following list provides details for Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. A full list of all travel warnings can be found here.

Netherlands

  • Travel warning for Austria.
  • Mandatory ten-day quarantine for travellers arriving from Tirol (cannot be avoided by presenting a negative PCR test).

Belgium

  • Austria is on the country’s “red list”.
  • Travellers returning from Tirol to Belgium no longer have to provide a negative PCR test (this rule will remain in place until at least 15.11.2020).
  • Travellers must register online. The authorities will then decide whether or not a ten-day period of quarantine is required.

United Kingdom

  • Travel warning for all of Austria.
  • Travellers arriving from Austria must register upon arrival.
  • Travellers arriving from Austria must quarantine for 14 days (cannot be avoided by providing a negative PCR test).

What do I need to consider when using transfers?

  • On your journey home we ask you to observe the hygiene and health measures which apply to the means of transport you are using as well as in stations, airports and other waiting areas.
  • Please make sure you wear a face mask on all public transport, in taxis and on airplanes.
  • We recommend allow more time for your departure due to changes in security processes at airports and stricter hygiene regulations.

What should I do if I am contacted by the authorities after my holiday and informed of a positive Covid-19 case?

  • First of all, it is essential that you stay at home until you get a negative test result.
  • In the event of a positive test, you will be informed immediately by the competent body (in Austria the Regional Administrative Authority) and officially told to isolate. 
  • Furthermore, all further necessary measures will be initiated by the authorities – also with regard to contact persons, etc. In Austria the official regulations on the management of contact persons apply.
Links for different countries:

Where can I get information if I think I have been infected with Covid-19?

Links for different countries:

Any more questions?

Got any more questions about your winter holiday in Tirol in winter 20/21? Do you have suggestions for things that could be improved or are you unable to find important information you need?

Please send us your questions. Our team will deal with your enquiry as quickly as possible.

  • Use the contact form 
  • Send an e-mail to info@tirol.at
  • Call us on +43.512.7272-0

Note: Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot guarantee that the information provided here is 100% accurate and up-to-date. The communication channels of the Tirol Regional Tourism Association are in no way a substitute for official information channels or statutory regulations. As the situation regarding travel warnings can change rapidly, please contact the foreign ministry in your home country for information on the regulations which currently apply to Tirol.

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