Staying Safe : Ski Holidays Austria
Safe and enjoyable Ski Holidays in Austria – Winter 21/22
*** This page was last updated 19th December 2021 and reflects our current understanding of regulations. Please check official resources / links at bottom for official guidance ***
Austria has announced its latest plans for a Covid-safe Winter Ski Season in order to keep its residents, workers and international guests safe this coming Winter.
2G + FFP2 = Safe and enjoyable holidays!
Austria had been working on a 5-stage system based around 3G (geimpft, genesen, getestet // vaccinated, recovered, tested) for entry to Hotels, restaurants, lifts and the wearing of FFP2 (grade) masks with restrictions based on the Coronavirus (ICU beds metric) situation.
Effective 8th November, a stricter 2G requirement is in place - you will need to be fully vaccinated (last vaccination within 270 days) or recovered (within the last 6 months). Testing is no longer sufficient from 16 years of age. Under 12's are exempt and 12-15 year olds can use the 'Holiday Ninja Pass' (testing) to prove their '2G' status - link below.
There are currently no plans to limit social distancing. Opening times for Gastronomy (seated bars and restaurants) will be limited to 11PM for the time being to be reviewed 9th January 2022. There are no planned limits on capacity for lifts (most of which are well-ventilated or not enclosed with short journey times).
FFP2 masks are required for everyone on public transport (includes airport transfers), in cable cars (no current restrictions on capacity) all retails and enclosed public spaces.
Après-Ski / Nightclubs (Night Gastronomy) : Proof of vaccination or past infection (closed until 9th January for review).
Antigen (Lateral Flow) and PCR testing is available locally and regionally via local pharmacies and ‘Teststrasse’.