Safe on holiday

Good to know for travelling to the Olympiaregion Seefeld

What must be observed for entry? 

The entry and quarantine regulations according to the ECDC card apply as of 19.5.2021

(concerns EU countries; 3rd card from top):

– green, yellow and orange (14-day incidence between 0 and 149) countries/regions: free entry

– red (14-day incidence between 150 and 499) countries/regions: no quarantine if people are tested, vaccinated or recovered

– dark red (14-day incidence at or above 500) coloured areas: Entry only for tested, recovered or vaccinated and quarantine (free testing after 5 days).

This means that entry will be possible without quarantine from countries with a 14-day incidence below 500 (equivalent to a 7-day incidence of 250) that are not virus mutation areas.

The colours of the ECDC map with the associated incidences also apply to third countries (incl. Switzerland). Only virus variant areas are excluded.

According to current information (11.5.2021), this entry declaration is required.

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

A test station has been set up for our guests at Seefeld railway station. Experienced staff will carry out the tests, including the results protocol (on your mobile phone or printed out if required), at a charge of € 4.50. The tests are valid for 48 hours. Current opening hours (as long as required): daily, including Saturdays and Sundays, from 11.00 to 19.00 *. No prior registration required. Please show an official photo ID and the regional guest card on site, observe the distance rules and wear an FFP2 mask. These tests are suitable for all officially approved acceptance procedures, for all admissions and also for check-in at the accommodation. However, they are not recognised by all countries as a return/entry test. PCR tests, valid for 72 hours, € 40,- exclusively with regional guest card, are also offered on site on request. * Opening hours and prices may be adjusted as required; subject to change.

You can also get tested at regional doctors and at the Seefeld pharmacy (from € 25,-).

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

At check-in and if services are used in the accommodation also during the stay: a test must be taken or a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or a confirmation of a previous Covid-19 illness must be presented. FFP2 masks are compulsory in the general areas. As a general rule, a distance of 2 m from persons outside the household must be maintained. Wellness facilities or fitness rooms: An area of 20 m² must be available per visitor. For hotel gastronomy, the same rules apply as for the rest of the gastronomy (incl. curfew at 10 p.m.).

What if another guest in the house has tested positive? 

Only persons who are considered to be K1 contacts must be quarantined. K1 contacts have stayed longer than 15 minutes and closer than 2 m to the person in question without an FFP2 mask. Vaccinated persons always fall under K2 in Austria if the following applies: From the 22nd day after the 1st dose until 6 months after the 2nd dose (this does not apply to single-dose vaccines). For non-vaccinated persons, the following applies: If the distance & hygiene rules are observed, one is also not considered to have K1 contact (i.e. one does not have to go into quarantine). Recovered persons are also considered K2 contacts if their case of illness was confirmed within the last 6 months. The general rule for K2 contacts is: Health status should still be closely monitored for the next 14 days after the last contact with the person who tested positive.

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

When entering, a test must be taken or a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or a confirmation of a Covid-19 disease that has been passed must be shown (snack bars are exempt from the registration and testing obligation if you stay in the establishment for a maximum of 15 minutes). FFP2 masks are mandatory outside the assigned seating area. Guests must register with name and contact details. A group of guests may comprise a maximum of 4 adults (plus associated children) indoors and a maximum of 10 adults outdoors. This rule does not apply to groups of visitors consisting of persons from one household. A minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained between groups of people (also possible through structural measures). In closed rooms, consumption may only take place in a seated position. Consumption at the serving point (bar) is not permitted. Self-service buffets are possible under hygiene conditions. Catering establishments are allowed to open from 5.00 to 22.00.

Are there any contact restrictions? 

No general curfew restrictions at night. Outside the private residential area the following applies: meetings of a maximum of 10 adults are possible outdoors, indoors a maximum of 4 adults are allowed. For groups of visitors consisting of people from one household, this rule does not apply. For meetings with more persons, the event regulations apply.

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

When entering indoor areas, a test must be taken or a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of a Covid-19 illness that has been passed must be shown. FFP2 masks are mandatory (exception: wet rooms). Visitors must register with their name and contact details. In principle, a distance of 2 m must be maintained. There must be 20 m² of space per guest. Closing time is at 10 pm. For outdoor sports venues, e.g. lidos, a distance of 2 m must also be maintained (no registration, but access test required).

What to consider for the return journey? 

Tip – for the return or onward journey of our guests: Antigen tests for your safe journey: You can easily book your test appointment online via this website of our tourism association (activation from 18.5.2021). The tests are valid for 48 hours and cost € 25. Payment is made at our guest screening – Covid19 test station (cash or card payment) in Seefeld / Rosshütte valley station. Current opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 13.00 – 17.00. If you are unable to register online or have any questions, this test hotline has been set up: Tel. 0043 720 502551 (available Monday – Saturday: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm). Please show an official photo ID and the regional guest card on site, observe the distance rules and wear an FFP2 mask. Furthermore, no food, drinks or chewing gum should be consumed for at least 15 minutes before the test. You will receive the QR code immediately after registration. The tests are carried out by trained personnel with experience. You will receive the results protocol (officially recognised) directly to your mobile phone max. 15 minutes after the test. The tests are suitable for all officially approved acceptance procedures. If there is capacity, it is also possible to register on the day of the test. Please note the requirements regarding the approved period of validity of the tests, which may differ from country to country – to the travel information page of the European Commission. For the situation in your holiday region: to the website of our tourism association. In case of symptoms of any kind, please do not come to this test and call a doctor or the 1450. Opening hours-adjustments of the test station as needed are possible. .

Many European countries already offer facilitations for the return journey. Return travel regulations always depend on the country of origin.

Return journey to Germany: Here, it now applies uniformly in all German federal states that vaccinated persons (i.e. fully immunised plus 14-day waiting period) as well as recovered persons (proof of infection by means of PCR test, min. 28 days, max. 6 months old) are exempt from the entry quarantine and entry test obligation when returning to Germany. The obligation to register for entry remains in force. For the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia, the following additionally applies: A return journey to these federal states is possible without quarantine for all guests with a negative test. For all return travellers who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered, the following applies (with the exception of North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia): Entry registration – negative test on entry or shortly thereafter – entry into a quarantine of 10 days (free testing possible after the 5th day).

Return journey to Italy: On entry, you must carry a completed self-declaration form and a negative test (not older than 48 hours, children under 2 years of age are exempt from testing), after which you must enter a 5-day quarantine, which can be ended with a new, negative test, and you must also register with the local health authority (ASL). You are welcome to find here the current overview with all information for travelers returning from Tyrol (in detail for: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, United. Kingdom, Netherlands).

 

Do guests need an entry test for the accommodation? 

All guests must be tested, vaccinated or recovered upon arrival at the accommodation, when visiting catering and leisure facilities (indoor).

Validity period of the proofs:

– PCR test: 3 days

– Antigen test: 2 days

– Self-test: at the test station in the village centre of Seefeld: valid for 2 days; if you do this test yourself and register: valid for 1 day.

– Recovered persons: Proof of antibodies (max. 3 months) or certificate of segregation (not older than 6 months).

– Vaccinated persons: Proof of vaccination – 1st sting (min. 22 days, max. 3 months; for vaccines where only one vaccination is required: max. 9 months), 2nd sting (max. 9 months). Children aged 10 and over are subject to compulsory testing, school tests may be used as access tests.

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

Children from the age of 10 are subject to compulsory testing. This applies to entry, accommodation, catering establishments, leisure facilities (except outdoor) and events. School tests may be used as an entry test.

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

In the event of a suspected case, the guest is asked to stay in the room until the health advisory service on 1450 or a regional doctor has been informed, the duty to report to the health authority (district administration) has been carried out and the competent doctor has arrived on site. Until the test result is available, do not leave the room or, depending on the symptoms, transfer to hospital. In addition, it should be possible to quickly name/trace all contact persons in the past 48 hours before the onset of symptoms. If the test result (PCR test) is negative, the room quarantine ends and no further steps are taken on site. If the test result is positive (PCR test), the guest remains in his/her room until the health authority is informed accordingly and gives further instructions. Different variants are possible here: quarantine in the accommodation facility, in separate accommodation (so-called “safe house”) or, in the case of a severe course, transfer to hospital. An early journey home via infectious transport would also be possible under certain conditions for the person tested positive, which is examined and decided by the authorities in each individual case.

Are shops and service providers open? 

Shops in our region are open. The requirements currently include the mandatory wearing of an FFP2 mask and 20 m² of space per customer. The minimum distance of 2 m must be observed. Service providers close to the body are also open. These include, for example, hairdressers, physiotherapists, masseurs and beauty salons. Service providers close to the body must be tested on entry or show a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation that they have had Covid 19. An FFP2 mask must also be worn by both the client and the service provider.

Can sports facilities be used? 

Outdoor sports facilities: Sports are possible in team sizes customary for the type of sport. For contact and team sports, a current test must be presented.

Indoor sports facilities: When entering indoor sports facilities, a test must be taken or a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19 disease must be shown. Visitors must register with their name and contact details. There is also a rule here that 20 m² must be available per athlete. FFP2 mask is compulsory in general areas (e.g. at the reception, in the changing room). During sports practice or in wet rooms, masks are not compulsory and the distance rule can be undercut for a short time for contact sports. Closing time is at 22.00.

Are cultural & events taking place? 

When entering cultural facilities and venues, a test must be taken or a negative test result, vaccination certificate or confirmation of Covid-19 disease contracted must be presented. Visitors must register their name and contact details. A distance of 2 m must be maintained outside the seating area. There must be at least one empty seat between groups of visitors. The closing time is at 22.00 hrs.

Where do I have to wear an FFP2 mask? 

The wearing of FFP2 masks is mandatory in all public places in closed rooms, at all events, in public transport & the associated platforms, stops and stations, in mountain railways and cable cars, in all customer areas of retailers and service providers as well as at markets (indoor & outdoor). Apart from persons who cannot be expected to wear a mask for health reasons, children up to the age of 6 are exempt. Children between the ages of 6 and 14 can wear a tight-fitting mouth-nose protection instead of an FFP2 mask. The same applies to pregnant women. The FFP2 mask requirement also applies to tested, recovered and vaccinated persons aged 14 and over.

Return journey of Austrian guests: From the Olympiaregion Seefeld, guests may return to their Austrian home town without any restrictions.

Return journey to Switzerland/Liechtenstein: No testing or quarantine obligations apply to the return journey from Tyrol.

Information status: 11.5.2021. All information without guarantee and subject to developments.

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

Email: region@seefeld.com.