Safe on holiday

 

Good to know for travelling to the Olympiaregion Seefeld

Current information you find here:
https://www.seefeld.com/en/region-tyrol-service/news-about-coronavirus

What must be observed for entry? 

Entry regulations from countries on List ‘1’ (low-incidence states):
Persons who are vaccinated, tested or who have recovered have unrestricted entry. Proof must be in
German or English. Registration via the Pre-Travel-Clearance form is not required.
List ‘1’ countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria,
Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Jordan,
Liechtenstein, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North
Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Saudi
Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Kosovo, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, the Vatican, Vietnam.

The following exception applies for air arrivals (direct flights only) from Spain and Cyprus: airport
arrivals must have proof of full vaccination (2 doses or with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 1
vaccination & min. 21 days), proof of recovery plus vaccination (not older than 9 months) or a negative
PCR test. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from compulsory testing.

Entry conditions from List ‘2’ countries (virus mutation areas):
Entry from these countries is generally not allowed. Entry is essentially restricted to Austrian nationals
and those with main residence or who are ordinarily resident in Austria as well as for work or study
purposes. Entry is only allowed with a negative PCR test. Additionally, there will be a 10-day
quarantine period which can be ended at the earliest after 5 days, and only with a further negative
PCR test. Arrivals from List ‘2’ countries are also required to complete the Pre-Travel-Clearance form.
Registration of entry is possible from 72 hours prior to arrival. Even if entry was via “other states and
territories”, the above regulations apply, if the stay was within the last 10 days in a virus variant area.

List ‘2’ countries:
Brazil, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Uruguay, Zimbabwe.

Entry from other states and territories:
The following applies for entry from states not on list 1 or list 2: no compulsory quarantine and
registration required for persons with proof of vaccination (fully-vaccinated; or for vaccines with only 1
vaccination dose, vaccination date plus a minimum of 21 days; recovered persons require min. 1st
vaccination). Entry from third countries is therefore also possible for vaccinated travellers.
If full immunisation is not available, the following applies to persons entering the country: A ‘3-G
certificate’ must be carried. Additionally, there will be a 10-day quarantine period which can be ended
at the earliest after 5 days, and only with a negative test. Arrivals are also required to complete the
Pre-Travel-Clearance form.

Is there a central test station in Seefeld where you can take stay tests / access tests?

Test station by the train station in Seefeld. The tests include results and are carried out by medical
personnel (results after 20 min. by SMS or e-mail, also available in English). Tests are free of charge
for guests and are valid for 48 hours (from 15th of September 24 hours).
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm.
From 13th of September 2021: Monday – Sunday: 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm.
No prior registration required. Please make sure you have official photo ID and your regional guest
card with you. Mouth and nose protection masks (from 15th of September FFP2 masks) must be worn.
The tests are valid for onward/return travel (for countries with compulsory test requirements) for entry
conditions and for accommodation check-in. PCR tests are also possible and cost € 57 (results by
SMS – also available in English – at the latest by midnight of the following day). Please pay by card.
As it stands, this arrangement will be available until 30th of September 2021.

Should you show any symptoms, please do not visit the test station, but rather call a doctor or the
telephone number 1450.

Our regional doctors also offer PCR and antigen tests and these are also recognised at the borders
where a compulsory test is required. Tests by appointment only.

What do I have to consider during my stay in the accommodation? 

As far as check-in and any services used in the accommodation during your stay are concerned: you
must show a vaccination certificate, a negative test or confirmation of a previous Covid-19 illness. For
guests with vaccination, test or recovery certificates, masks are not compulsory both indoors and
outdoors. The same rules apply to hotel restaurants as to other restaurants (except night-time
gastronomy).

What if another guest in the house has tested positive? 

Only persons regarded as high-risk exposure (K1) contacts have to quarantine. A high-risk exposure
(K1) contact means having spent more than 15 minutes with and having been closer than 2 m to the
affected person, while not wearing an FFP2 mask. Vaccinated persons can be classed as low risk
exposure (K2) contacts in Austria according to the following timeframe: from 22 days after the first
dose (except for suspected delta variant) and up to 6 months after the 2nd dose (does not apply to one
dose vaccinations). Recovered persons are also regarded as low-risk exposure (K2) contacts if they
have confirmation that their illness was within the last 6 months. The general rule for non-vaccinated
persons is: non-vaccinated persons are also not regarded as high-risk exposure (K1) contacts if they
have adhered to the distancing and hygiene rules (i.e. no quarantine required).
Low-risk exposure (K2) contacts should: monitor their own health carefully for 14 days after the last
known contact with the positive-tested person. Final decisions are always at the discretion of the
relevant health authority. For example, should a positive test show indications of a Corona mutation,
the health authority may require contact persons to undergo a period of quarantine in specific cases.

What do I have to consider when visiting a food service establishment? 

In order to enter, you need to show a vaccination certificate, a valid negative test result or confirmation
of recovery from Covid-19 (snack bars are exempt from registration and test requirements if the visit is
less than 15 minutes, but mouth-nose protection masks – from 15th of September FFP2 masks – must
be worn when collecting food from snack bars and catering stands). Masks are not compulsory either
indoors or outdoors for guests with vaccination, test or recovery certificates; guests just have to give
names and contact details.Entry to night-time gastronomy establishments (in particular dance halls/clubs/discos) is only possible for fully-vaccinated persons or persons with an up-to-date negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old) – in such cases, no mouth-nose protection is required. Proof of antibodies or of recovery from Covid-19 will
no longer be recognised.

Are there any contact restrictions? 

There are no general contact or night-time restrictions. For groups of more than 100 people (from 15th
of September from more than 25 people), the rules for meeting (“Zusammenkünfte”) apply.

What do I have to observe in leisure facilities (e.g. indoor swimming pools)? 

To enter a leisure facility, you need to show a vaccination certificate, a negative test result or
confirmation of recovery from Covid 19. There is no additional mask requirement.
Visitors must give their names and contact details, except when the visitor stays mainly outdoors
(outdoor swimming pool).

What to consider for the return journey? 

Test station by the train station in Seefeld. The tests include results and are carried out by medical
personnel (results after 20 min. by SMS or e-mail, also available in English). Tests are free of charge
for guests and are valid for 48 hours (from 15th of September 24 hours).
Opening times: Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm.
From 13th of September 2021: Monday – Sunday: 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm.
No prior registration required. Please make sure you have official photo ID and your regional guest
card with you. Mouth and nose protection masks (from 15th of September FFP2 masks) must be worn.
The tests are valid for onward/return travel (for countries with compulsory test requirements). PCR
tests are also possible and cost € 57 (results by SMS – also available in English – at the latest by
midnight of the following day). Please pay by card. As it stands, this arrangement will be available until
30th of September 2021.
Should you show any symptoms, please do not visit the test station, but rather call a doctor or the
telephone number 1450.
Our regional doctors also offer PCR and antigen tests and these are also recognised at the borders
where a compulsory test is required. Tests by appointment only.
Please note the validity of the tests, as requirements may differ depending on individual countries –
Travel Information European Commission.
Several European countries have already relaxed their restrictions for return travel. Return travel
restrictions depend on the country of origin:

Re-entry for Austrian guests: no restrictions for returning elsewhere in Austria from the
Olympiaregion Seefeld

Return journey to Germany: all travellers over the age of 12 must have a valid antigen/PCR test certificate
(max. 28 hours/72 hours) or a certificate to show they have been fully vaccinated (14-day waiting
period) or a certificate showing proof of recovery from Covid-19 (max. 6 months and infection at least
28 days ago).

Re-entry to Switzerland/Liechtenstein: no test or quarantine required for return from Tyrol.

Return journey to Italy: entry or re-entry to Italy is only possible with a vaccination pass (fully-vaccinated for
at least 14 days and with an EMA-approved vaccine) or a proof of recovery certificate (required
quarantine period must be over) or a test certificate (negative PCR or antigen test, no older than 48
hours at the time of entry/re-entry, testing is also required for children over the age of 6 years).
Certificates must be in Italian, English, French or Spanish and can be digital or in paper-form
(certificates in German are also acceptable for South Tyrol). Additionally, persons entering Italy must
register themselves via the digital Passenger Localisation Form (dPLF).

 

Do guests need an entry test for the accommodation? 

All guests must be vaccinated, tested or recovered before entering any accommodation, restaurant or
(indoor) leisure facility.

Validity period of the proofs:

– PCR test: valid 72 hours

– Antigen test: valid 48 hours (from 15th of September
24 hours).

– Self-test: : if you take this test supervised in your accommodation: valid 48 hours (from 15th of
September 24 hours); if you do the test and register it yourself: valid 24 hours.

– Recovered persons: proof of antibodies (max. 3 months), segregation certificate (not older than 6
months) or proof of recovery certificate/doctor’s confirmation of recovery from infection (not older than
6 months).

– Vaccinated persons: proof of full vaccination applies from the time of the 2
nd dose (except Johnson & Johnson – vaccination date plus a minimum of 21 days). Validity: max. 9 months. Accepted vaccines: all vaccines approved by the EMA, incl. Sinopharm and Sinovac.

At what age do children have to show a test result? 

Children from 12 years require a test for entry, accommodation, restaurants, leisure facilities and
events. School tests accepted.

What if I develop symptoms and/or test positive while on holiday? 

If you suspect you have Covid, you will be asked to stay in your room until the local health authority
(tel. 1450), or the local doctor can be informed, the duty of notification to the district health authority
has been carried out and the responsible doctor has arrived on site. You cannot leave the room before
the test results have been received unless you have to be transferred to hospital. All contact persons
from 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms should be contacted as quickly as possible. The
quarantine in the room will end in the event of a negative test result (PCR test) and no further steps
are required in resort.
In the event of a positive test result (PCR test), the guest must remain in the room until the health
authorities have been informed and further instructions have been received. There are different
possibilities here: quarantine in the accommodation, quarantine in a so-called ‘safe house‘ or, in
extreme cases, transfer to hospital. An early return home for the positive-tested person is also
possible under certain conditions. This is done by means of a special ‘infection transport’ and must be
considered and approved on an individual basis by the authorities.

Are shops and service providers open? 

Shops in the region are open. There is currently no mouth-nose protection required (daily necessity
stores excepted) – from 15th of September wearing a FFP2 mask is recommended and mandatory for
unvaccinated persons. Businesses offering services with close customer contact are also open, e.g.
hairdressers, physiotherapists, massage therapists and beauty salons. For services with close
customer contact, you need to show a vaccination certificate, a valid negative test result or
confirmation of recovery from Covid-19. In this case, no additional mouth-nose protection is required.

Can sports facilities be used? 

Sporting facilities: to enter a sporting venue, you need to show a vaccination certificate, a negative test
result or confirmation of recovery from Covid 19. Visitors must give their names and contact details.
For guests with vaccination, test or recovery certificates, masks are not compulsory both indoors and
outdoors.

Are cultural & events taking place? 

Admission to a cultural or – from 100 people (from 15th of September from 25 people) – another event
requires you to show a vaccination certificate, a negative test result or confirmation of recovery from
Covid 19. From 100 people, visitors must give their names and contact details, except in museums,
exhibition halls, libraries, etc.

Where do I have to wear an FFP2 mask? 

A mouth-nose protection is compulsory on public transport, on railway platforms, at bus stops, train
stations, in cable cars and funiculars, taxis, authorities and in businesses providing daily essentials
(such as supermarkets, chemists, banks and post offices) – from 15th of September FFP2 masks are
mandatory in the named areas. Exceptions include persons exempt from wearing a mask for medical
reasons and children up to the age of 6.

Information as per: 8th of September 2021. Details without guarantee and subject to change.

Contact for detailed questions: Information and Mobility Centre Seefeld, Tel.: 0043/50880,

Email: region@seefeld.com