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Covid-19 Information

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The 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered) applies in the entire ski area, in the hotel and catering industry.

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Currently valid entry requirements to Austria:
2G + PCR test (exception: 3rd vaccination already received, pregnant women and children under 12 years of age)

You can find more information at our Season operating times.

For further details on the current legal provisions in connection with Corona, please refer to an extensive FAQ on the website of the Ministry of Health or on the official EU page.

 

Corona safety measures for winter operation


 

What are the basic rules for the winter season?

  • Skiing is currently possible for everyone who can provide proof of 2G (vaccinated or recovered).
  • The hotel and catering industry has been open again for you since December 17th. The 2G obligation applies (vaccinated or recovered).
  • There will be hardly any restrictions for those who have been vaccinated or those who have recovered. Any measures will primarily affect the unvaccinated, whoever is vaccinated should have easier access to all winter vacation areas (possible exceptions may come into force due to a lockdown).
  • The permanent wearing of an FFP2 mask (see "Where do you have to wear a mask?") Is compulsory in all closed gondolas and lifts as well as in stations for everyone from 6 years of age. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can also wear mouth and nose protection.
  • According to current knowledge, there should no longer be capacity restrictions or distance rules.

Which measures are currently in place for entry into Austria?

Austria is reacting to the expansion of the Omikron variant with stricter entry regulations:

A 2-G + certificate is required for entry. In addition, a current PCR test (valid for 72 hours) or a booster vaccination (3rd vaccination) must be available, otherwise entry is possible, but a quarantine must be entered, which is ended by a negative test result. Exceptions apply, among others. for children and adolescents of school age as well as for children under 12 years of age and pregnant women.

Here you can read all the details about the new entry rules

Current entry and exit regulations by country

Where can tourists get tested for free?

Test roads:
Register online at

Persons insured abroad do not fill in the Social Security Number field. The appointment confirmation and photo ID must be presented in the test street.
The following test stations are available in Ski amadé:

State of Salzburg

  • Rapid test station Radstadt – Rotes Kreuz Radstadt, Tauernstrasse 13, 5550 Radstadt
  • Rapid test station St. Johann – Kongresshaus, Leo-Neumayer-Platz 1, 5600 St. Johann im Pongau
  • Rapid test station Schwarzach – Salzburger Straße 2, 5620 Schwarzach
  • Rapid test station at the Filzmoos community – leisure center, Neuberg 102, 5532 Filzmoos
    Free rapid antigen test, cost for PCR test: 90 euros
  • Kurapotheke Bad Gastein – free of charge for e-card owners, chargeable for others
  • Test station at the Bad Hofgastein tourist office – free of charge for everyone
  • Spa pharmacy in Bad Hofgastein – free of charge for e-card owners, chargeable for others
  • Test options at the doctor Dr. Buchsteiner in practice – free of charge for e-card owners, chargeable for others
  • Großarl pharmacy – free for Austrians

Styria

  • Rapid test station Schladming – Bergwerkstraße 532, 8970 Schladming
  • Medical center, Liezen – Rathausplatz 2, 8940 Liezen – free of charge for all nations
  • Kulturhalle Gröbming – free of charge for all nations

Lift pass purchase information

What necessary Covid proof do I have to provide when buying a lift pass?

  • Currently, a 2G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) must be provided in order to use the cable cars.
  • Lift passes can be bought easily and at any time in the Ski amadé online ticket shop or at the ticket offices on site. 
  • All guests must always have valid 2G proof of the current level with them when entering the ski area. The control or linking of ticket and the necessary 2G proof is done either online (portal currently still being worked out) or on site at the lift ticket offices or lift access points.
  • According to current knowledge, children up to the age of 12 do not have to provide the necessary 2G proof.

What is currently accepted as necessary Covid proof and how long is it valid?

Vaccination

  • At BioNTech/Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    A maximum of 9 months (270 days) from the receipt of the second vaccination or the third vaccination
     
  • At Johnson/Johnson (Janssen)
    valid until January 2nd, 2022, after which a second dose is required for a valid Green Passport. This is valid for 9 months (270 days) from receipt of the vaccination
     
  • Recovered 1/1 Vaccinated
    One-time vaccination with an approved vaccine, if a Covid-19 infection was previously detected by a positive PCR test (at least 21 days before vaccination) or a neutralizing antibody test (no deadlines provided) – valid for up to 9 months (270 days) after receiving the vaccination
     
  • All vaccines not approved in Austria (e.g. Sputnik V, Sinopharm- or Sinovac)
    not valid


Recovered

  • 6 months (180 days) after an infection detected by molecular biology (positive PCR test)
    Proof is the recovered certificate or a medical confirmation of a molecular-biological confirmed infection
     

Persons who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons and pregnant women:
If one of these cases applies, a consistently negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours from sample collection) must be submitted in addition to the medical certificate for one of the two reasons mentioned above. In summary, data subjects must submit a PCR test every two days to meet the requirements of consistently negative evidence.

Children
Proof of 2G is required from the age of 12 (from the 12th birthday).
The card for children under 12 can be activated in the online tool without proof.

Exception rule for children of school age = from 12 years and born on 01.09.2006 or later applies:
The fully completed "Ninja Pass" is valid as proof of 2G (even on weekends). For the school-free period (holiday season and phases of homeschooling) the “Holiday Ninja Pass” is valid for all young people from Germany and abroad who are not or not fully vaccinated. All those born before September 1st, 2006 must provide proof of 2G (vaccinated or recovered). The card for children under 12 can be activated in the online tool without proof.

​​​​​How do I link my lift pass to the necessary Covid proof when I want to pick up my pass at the pickup machine?

1. Step: Pick up the lift pass at the pick-up machine. 2. Step: Link the lift pass to the necessary Covid proof – enter ticket number and scan QR code (green passport) Important note: This tool is currently under development and will be completed as soon as possible. Until the tool is completed, a visual check of the proof in the ski area will be carried out.

What if my necessary Covid proof is expired?

The ski pass is only activated for the period of validity of your necessary Covid proof. After expiration you will then need to provide a new Covid certificate (online or on site) in order to continue using the season ticket.

What is the procedure if the ski pass is issued/sold via third parties? (Group trips, ski school courses, school trips, etc.)?

If lift tickets are issued by third parties (e.g. by teachers for school ski courses, etc.), this third party can carry out the control of the necessary Covid proof if this has been contractually agreed with the sales point (cable car company) in advance.

The third party works for the lift operator and the Covid certificate does not have to be presented every time the cable car is used.

Which rules apply to children regarding the mask requirement and Covid proof requirement?

Mask requirement

  • Up to the age of 6, masks are not compulsory.
  • Up to the age of 14, a tight-fitting mouth and nose protection is sufficient.
  • From the age of 14, FFP2 masks are mandatory

Covid proof requirement
Proof of 2G is required from the age of 12 (from the 12th birthday).

Exception for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated school-age adolescents = from 12 years and born on September 1st, 2006 or later applies:

  • For young people of school age who are required to attend school in Austria, the fully completed "Ninja Pass" is valid as proof of 2G (also at weekends).
  • The “Holiday Ninja Pass” applies to young people of school age who are required to attend school abroad.
  • All those born before September 1st, 2006 must provide proof of 2G (vaccinated or recovered).

Corona safety measures valid until
the start of the winter season

Where do I have to wear a mask?


In order to guarantee the safety of all, the following regulations currently apply to the lifts:

  • The permanent wearing of an FFP2 mask is compulsory for everyone over the age of 14
  • The FFP2 mask requirement applies in all closed rooms, toilets, buildings, public transport, in the queuing areas, on the lifts, in the gondolas and outdoors wherever the minimum distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained.
  • Children from the age of 6 to the age of 14 are allowed to wear a close-fitting mechanical protective device (MNS) that covers the mouth and nose area instead of the FFP2-mask.
  • In order to guarantee everybody’s safety, the requirement to wear a FFP2 mask in the prescribed areas applies, without exception, to every guest over the age of six.

Do guests need to provide any required Covid proof when using the lifts?

Guests will be required to show proof of 2G: So you must be either vaccinated or recovered to use the lifts. Furthermore, the wearing of an FFP2 mask (see "Where do I have to wear a mask?") is mandatory in closed rolling stock and stations.

Will the cable cars and lifts be aired during the ride and disinfected?


All cable cars and lifts will be aired as best as possible – Please ensure you air adequately during your ride (open windows, open the weather protection cover, etc.). 
All lift facilities (cable cars, chairlifts,…) will be regularly disinfected.

How many people will be allowed to travel in a cable car or on a chairlift at any one time?


All cable cars and lifts can be filled to a capacity of 100%. 

Where in the villages will disinfectant be available?


Disinfection possibilities are in the toilet facilities and at the ticket office area.

How will guests be informed about the Corona safety regulations on-site?


Guests will be made aware of the current Corona safety regulations by means of signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.

Which Corona safety measures apply to the employees of the lift companies?

  • Currently there is the 3G rule in the workplace. All cable car employees are either recovered, vaccinated or Antigen or PCR tested.
  • All cable car employees are required to wear a FFP2 mask in closed vehicles and stations in contact with customers.
  • The employees of the cable car companies are trained or instructed in accordance with uniform guidelines and regulations on the Corona safety measures.
  • All employees of the cable car companies are subjected to regular health checks. In the event of suspicion, tests are carried out immediately and the employees are immediately isolated from the company organization.
  • The cable car companies each have an employee responsible for Corona who is responsible for planning and implementing the measures.

Contact Tracing App

By using the Contact Tracing APP 'STOP CORONA' of the Austrian Red Cross you are helping to tackle to spread of the Corona virus – it is recommended that you use this. Download app here

 

 

Hotels & Accommodation

The accommodations are open for you!

Which measures apply to tourist accommodation (e.g. hotels)?

  • A 2G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) is required for accommodation
  • No 2G proof is required for children under 12 years of age
  • School-age children (see here) can also provide proof of 2G with the ninja or holiday ninja pass
  • There is an FFP2 mask requirement in all buildings in all generally accessible areas
  • Which rules apply to the restaurants in the hotels – see here.
  • For the rules for wellness areas and fitness studios, please contact the hotel directly

Huts & Gastronomy

Huts & restaurants are open for you!

Which general measures apply in gastronomy?

  • A 2G certificate is required
  • FFP-2 mask requirement indoor: Applies to guests as soon as they get up from the table. In the accommodation when entering generally accessible areas. Operators and employees also have to wear an FFP-2 mask when contacting customers in closed rooms.
  • The curfew is set at 10 p.m. and the obligation to register for guests must be observed – unfortunately, the night catering can only open after January 10, 2022
  • No consumption while standing, food and drinks only at the administration point

Note

All contents of this page have been compiled in the best of the editor's knowledge and belief. All contents and information may be subject to alterations. State regulations form the legal basis for operation. Information and material regarding protective measures have been provided by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce – Division Ropeways.