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Important informacion about travelling to Tirol

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!

Which travel restrictions are currently in place for Tirol?

Austria’s borders are open. From most European countries you can enter Tirol with no restrictions. This includes the neighbouring countries of Switzerland, Germany and Italy.

No Covid-19 test and no quarantine if you enter directly from these countries:

Belgium (except the Walloon and Brussels regions), Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (except the Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (except the Lisbon and Norte regions), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (except the North East, East Midlands and Yorkshire and The Humber regions), Vatican City.

Only with Covid-19 test (no older than 72 hours) or test carried out within 48 hours of arrival in Austria:

Albania, Andorra, in Belgium the regions of Wallonia and Brussels, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, in France the regions of Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Kosovo, in Portugal the regions of Lisbon and Norte, Romania, Serbia, Spain, in the United Kingdom the regions of North East, East Midlands and Yorkshire and The Humber.

The latest information on travel restrictions can be found on the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health.

How can I travel to Tirol by car?

If you are travelling to Tirol by car from a safe country (according to the travel restrictions) you can enter freely. Travelling by car is also possible with fellow travellers living in the same household.

  • If you arrive with people from outside your own household, a maximum of two people per row of seats in the car is allowed, including the driver. However, people in the car do not have to wear a face mask.
  • Please note that inside petrol stations a face mask must be worn and a minimum distance of 1 metre must be maintained to other customers and employees.

Is Innsbruck airport open?

Innsbruck airport will be operating as planned this winter. An overview of flight destinations as well as the current flight schedule can be found on the airport’s website. You will find current flight schedules and safety information on the website of the respective airline.

What is the procedure for air travel?

Passenger safety is a top priority at airports. At Innsbruck airport, for example, Plexiglas screens have been installed at check-in, boarding and information desks, floor markings have been added to the boarding areas and hand-sanitiser dispensers have been installed. The following guidelines apply on arrival and departure:

  • A face mask must be worn throughout the airport and on the plane.
  • Rules on social distancing must be observed.
  • Please wash or disinfect your hands regularly.
  • Turn away from other people when sneezing or coughing and sneeze only in the crook of your arm.
  • The health guidelines of the respective airlines must be observed.

Up-to-date information can be found on the website of Innsbruck airport as well on the respective websites of other airports near Tirol: Munich airportSalzburg airport and Zurich airport.

What do I need to consider when travelling by train?

The Austrian Federal Railways will be operating their long-distance routes according to the planned timetable. Some restrictions are currently in place on cross-border services. Please inform yourself about the current restrictions in place before you leave by contacting either the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or the respective train operator such as the German Federal Railways (DB) or the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

To keep passengers safe, all trains in Austria are subject to an intensive cleaning and disinfection regime. Please observe the following rules when travelling by train:

  • All passengers travelling on public transport must wear a face mask.
  • Please also note that a face mask must be worn in all enclosed station areas.
  • Maintain a safe distance to other passengers.
  • Turn away from other people when sneezing or coughing and sneeze only in the crook of your arm.
  • If possible, buy your ticket online in advance to reduce physical contact.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

How can I travel to Tirol by coach?

Many coach tour operators have prepared themselves to ensure passengers enjoy a safe and smooth journey. Passengers must wear a face mask. Coaches are disinfected professionally after each journey. Rows of seats are left vacant for social distancing. Many coaches also have an air conditioning system which ensures a continuous exchange of air inside the vehicle. The measures taken by Austrian coach operators can be found here.

Please ask your coach operator about the safety measures in place.

What do I need to know about transfers to accommodation?

  • Public transport: Passengers must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing as much as possible.
  • Taxi: It is advisable to sit as far away from the driver as possible and to keep the passenger seat free. A maximum of two people can be carried in each row of seats (including the driver’s row). This means:
    • vehicles with five seats can carry a maximum of three passengers,
    • vehicles with nine seats can carry a maximum of five passengers, 
    • vehicles with nine seats and four rows can carry a maximum of seven passengers.
  • These rules apply to passengers who do not live in the same household. Drivers and passengers must wear a face mask.

What do I need to know about hotel shuttles?

  • It is also important to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing when using hotel shuttles.
  • It is advisable to sit as far away from the driver as possible and keep the passenger seat free. Each row of seats in the vehicle (including the driver’s row) may carry a maximum of 2 persons. This means:
    • vehicles with five seats can carry a maximum of three passengers,
    • vehicles with nine seats can carry a maximum of five passengers, 
    • vehicles with nine seats and four rows can carry a maximum of seven passengers.
  • This rule applies to passengers who do not live in the same household.
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