22.09.2021

Covid-19 Information & Protective Measures

Kitzbühel Tourismus strives to provide a safe stay for all its guests.

We are looking to the winterseason with optimism – with our well-proven vigour, a clear strategy moving forward and solidarity between all of the tourism establishments in our region. We are dependent on their support. On this website, we outline the guidelines in place for guests, the measures implemented to ensure a hassle-free holiday, the frequently asked questions and some important links.

Our guest information team is personally available from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
T +43 53 56 66660 | info@kitzbuehel.com

3G Rule:
Along with the new ordinance, the so-called ‘3G rule’ (2. vaccination-recovered-tested) has been introduced which governs admission to certain services (e.g. restaurants, hotels, sports facilities).
Based on the’3G Rule’, individuals wishing to enter a restaurant, swimming pool or theatre or make use of sports facilities must be able to present one of the following pieces of proof:

  1. Proof of vaccination (valid from the 2nd vaccination)
  2. Confirmation of a past Covid-19 infection (dating back no more than 6 months)
  3. Proof of a negative Covid-19 test (valid tests: PCR 72h, antigen test 24h; ‘point-of-sale’ tests will also be available for one-off admission to restaurants, hotels and sports facilities)

 2G Rule:
Proof of 2nd vaccination | Proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test

The federal government has announced a new phased-in plan that will take effect Sept. 15, 2021. With an increase in intensive care units, the “2-G rule” is to apply to night clubs and events without assigned seating – i.e., access only for those vaccinated and recovering. The “3-G rule” would apply to events with 25 or more people.

A range of established safety measures will continue to be in place:

  • Registration requirement remains in place
  • Antigen-Tests are valid 24h
  • Access requirement gastronomy 3G rule: recovered | vaccinated (valid from the 2nd vaccination) | tested
  • Acces requirement night clubs: vaccinated | PCR-test (max 72 hours)
  • FFP2 mandatory mask in the Grocery stores, pharmacies, public transport
  • 3G rule for events (25 people and more)
  • Pre-travel clearance form is now only mandatory for entry from high-incidence and virus variant areas or for entry without proof (3-G rule)

The federal government has announced a new phased plan that will take effect on the 15th of september.

15% (300 beds)
Entry into force 7 days after exceeding

  • Nightclubs (and similar settings), events without assigned seats with more than 500 people: Vaccinated /Genesis (2G)
  • Antigen tests with self acceptance is not valid for 3G

20 % (400 beds)
Entry into force 7 days after exceeding

  • Only more vaccinated/genetics/PCR test.

Mandatory registration when entering Austria

  • Pre-travel clearance form is now only mandatory for entry from high incidence and virus variant areas or for entry without evidence (3-G rule)Pre-Travel-Clearance
  • Everyone entering and leaving the country requires a negative test result

 

Gastronomy and accomodation

  • Currently access with 3G detection
  • From stage 2: antigen tests with self-administration are no longer valid as proof
  • Stage 3: “official” rapid antigen tests (such as test lanes, pharmacies) will also no longer be valid as proof of access

 

Après-Ski

  • Entry with PCR test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.
  • From stage 2: the 2G rule applies: access only for vaccinated and recovered persons

 

Cable cars

  • Mandatory wearing of an FFP2 mask
  • 3G rule

 

Christmas markets

  • 3G rule
  • From stage 2: antigen self-tests with self-execution are no longer valid as proof
  • Stage 3: rapid antigen tests (such as test lanes or pharmacies) are also no longer valid as proof of access

Guidelines for Guests in Kitzbühel and the Surrounding Area

Simple measures, big impact: we are all now familiar with the Coronavirus protective measures. While on holiday, everyone should take personal care to protect themselves and others.

Travel planning for your next summer holiday in Tyrol should start with information about the current Coronavirus situation in Austria and Tyrol.

Kitzbühel provides guests with the greatest possible degree of flexibility:

TIP: The ‘Stopp Corona’ app by the Austrian Red Cross helps all guests with their holiday in Austria.

The key questions and answers about the current entry requirements for Austrian can be found at www.austria.info
Further important information about travelling to Tyrol by train, bus or transfer services to your accommodation and information about Innsbruck airport can be found here.

  • Green and orange: open entry
  • Red: entry only for those who meet the 3-G Rule requirements (tested, vaccinated or recovered)
  • Dark red: entry is only permitted to those who have been tested or vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19. These guests are also required to quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be prematurely terminated on the fifth day following arrival at the earliest.

Accommodation

  • Guests are permitted to enter if they have been vaccinated or tested or if they have recovered from Covid-19
  • From 19 May, all of the standard forms of proof are still valid. From June, certificates and the QR code in the digital Green Passport can also be used.

In establishments which provide accommodation only (no catering or other services), an entry test is sufficient for the entire stay. If catering (breakfast, other meals) or services (wellness) are provided, then the regulations governing restaurants apply.

 

Pre-requisites for entry:
  • Negative test (antigen tests – 24 hours validity, PCR tests – 72 hours validity)
  • Medical confirmation or discharge notification relating to past Covid-19 infection (valid for 6 months from start of illness)
  • Proof of neutralising antibodies (valid for 3 months from the date of issue)
  • Vaccination certificate

If the stay will extend beyond the validity period of the certificate presented on check in, testing is required if, in addition to the accommodation, the guest wishes to use other services or make use of the restaurant or leisure facilities at the hotel. The validity period of a test is dependent on the form of testing selected.

Mountain Railways

The mountain railway company, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, is implementing a range of measures to protect against COVID-19. The legal regulations are classed as minimum requirements. Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel has devised its own prevention and hygiene concepts. Plenty of information and directions about the latest guidelines in the area are available and none of the mountain railways or cable cars operate for more than 15 minutes.

Please take account of:

  • All floor markings
  • All general hygiene regulations e.g. use of sanitiser dispensers
  • Take personal responsibility

It is recommended that cabins are well ventilated throughout the journey.
TIP: Contact-free ticket purchasing is available from our web shop (shop.kitzski.at) or at our mountain railway ticket points.

Restaurants, Mountain Lodges and Chalets

Guests are granted entry if they have been vaccinated or tested or if they have recovered from Covid-19.
From 19 May, all of the standard forms of proof are still valid. From June, certificates and the QR code in the digital Green Passport can also be used.

Valid Recognised Tests and Entry Options:

  • Negative PCR test – 3 day validity
  • Negative antigen test at a testing centre, pharmacy etc. – 24h validity
  • Antigen tests for self-testing (digital) which have been logged in an official data processing system – 1 day validity
  • Self-testing on-site also grants entry. These tests are only valid for one visit and at the same establishment
  • In the case of children, school testing is sufficient to permit entry
  • Medical confirmation or discharge notification relating to a past Covid-19 infection (valid for 6 months from start of illness)
  • Proof of neutralising antibodies (valid for 3 months from the date of issue)

Tours and Courses

Kitzbühel Tourismus will be offering city tours and guided walks in summer 2021.

The following safety measures will be implemented by Kitzbühel Tourismus:

  • Our guides undergo testing (24h) or else have a Green Pass
  • Groups comprise max. 20 participants + guide; online registration is required (advance registration and registration on-site at check-in)
  • Guests with any symptoms of illness are not permitted to take part in the tour
  • The 3-G Rule applies

 

Entry testing

  • A negative test (antigen tests | 24 hours, PCR tests 72 hours | Antigen self-testing | 24 hours – must be digitally logged)
  • Vaccination certificate
    – After second vaccination – valid for 9 months (calculated from the time of the first vaccination)
    – In the case of one dose of vaccination – valid from 22 days after the first vaccination and for a period of 9 months
  • Medical confirmation or discharge notification relating to past Covid-19 infection (valid for 6 months from start of illness)
  • Proof of neutralising antibodies (valid for 3 months from the date of issue)

Screeningstation Schwarzsee
Screening station Parking Schwarzsee Kitzbühel
Daily (also on holidays) 7 a.m. –  4 p.m.
registration online at: tiroltestet.leitstelle.tirol or by phone call: dial 1450

Pharmacies
Registration apotheken.oesterreich‐testet.at

Doctors in the district
Information tirol.gv.at

Please enquire with your booked accommodation establishment as to whether contact-free check-out is an option. If not, an FFP2 mask must be worn when checking out.

If you experience any symptoms of a COVID-19 infection during your stay (dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell and/or taste etc.), please call the Health Hotline 1450 immediately and inform your accommodation. Please self-isolate until the Health Hotline 1450 has informed you of what further action to take.

Do hotel guests who have registered using a registration form need to register again when making use of the half-board facilities (breakfast and/or evening meal) in the restaurant area?
Yes because the regulations governing restaurants apply to the use of any restaurant services (FAQ Steps for Opening Up, p. 7). Proof of minimal epidemiological risk must therefore be provided on entry.

What happens if a guest tests positive when self-testing or using a supervised antigen test?
In this case, § 3b of the Epidemics Act applies (legal reasoning, p. 5): “If conducting a self-testing SARS-CoV-2 antigen test yields a positive test result, the individual in question is require to contact the health authorities without delay, for example via the Hotline 1450 or to undergo a second test at an authorised testing centre. The second test should take place within 48 hours. The individual is required to quarantine at home until the results of the second test are known; § 32 applies in the case of the continued remuneration and compensation”.

Are hosts or business owners required to get tested if they have not been vaccinated and have not recovered from a previous Covid-19 infection?
Social distancing of 2m and the wearing of mouth and nose coverings is required on entering any place of work. Where there is contact with customers, proof of low epidemiological risk is required every seven days e.g. through vaccination. If this cannot be proven, an FFP2 mask should be worn instead of just a mouth and nose covering.

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