Staying Safe : Ski Holidays Austria


Safe and enjoyable Ski Holidays in Austria – Winter 21/22 

*** This page was last updated 23rd October 2021 ***

Austria has announced its plans for a Covid-safe Winter Ski Season laying out the framework for keeping guests, residents and workers safe this coming Winter.

Austria is working with a 3-stage system based around 3G (geimpft, genesen, getestet // vaccinated, recovered, tested) and FFP2 (grade) masks. Currently, stage 1 is in effect with stricter rules to be applied depending on the Coronavirus (ICU beds metric) situation.

Essentially, there are no plans to limit social distancing, opening times for bars and restaurants or capacity for lifts (most of which are well-ventilated or not enclosed with short journey times).

3G + FFP2 = Safe and enjoyable holidays!

Austria's 3-Stage Model for Autumn and Winter 2021/22

Stage 1   (currently in effect at 23/10/21)

For entry to hotels and restaurants, for cable cars (during the winter season), you will need to show proof of vaccination, past infection, or a negative test (Antigen self-tests valid 24 hours / PCR valid 72 hours).

FFP2 masks are required for everyone on public transport, in cable cars (no current restrictions on capacity), and essential businesses such as supermarkets, chemists, petrol stations, banks. FFP2 masks are required in all shops and museums for those that are not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID.

Après-Ski / Nightclubs: Proof of vaccination, past infection, or negative PCR test required (Antigen tests are not sufficient).

Stage 2

(7 days after exceeding threshold of 300 intensive-care beds occupied)

Proof of vaccination or past infection required for nightclubs and après-ski. Antigen self-tests no longer accepted as proof (e.g. for restaurants), supervised Antigen testing required.

Stage 3

(7 days after exceeding threshold of 400 intensive-care beds occupied)

Proof of vaccination, past infection, or negative PCR test required  (3G). Antigen tests are no longer sufficient anywhere.

Après-Ski: Proof of vaccination or past infection required. Negative tests no longer sufficient.

In-Resort Testing

Free Self-test Antigen (Lateral Flow) Tests will be available from your accommodation provider. PCR testing will be available locally and regionally via local pharmacies and ‘Teststrasse’.

LINK : Full article from the Austrian Tourist Office including rules for minors >>