Latest information from Gastein - COVID-19

A safe holiday in the health region Gastein

The entire valley is pleased to be able to offer you recreational holidays in the mountains. Understandably, this year's holiday raises many questions, we try to anticipate many answers in the following. Of course, we are also personally available to answer all your concerns.

 

per 16.5.2022

General information

Covid rules:

  • FFP 2 masks are only mandatory on public transport and in essentials shops (e. g. supermarkets and pharmacies).
  • FFP 2 masks no longer have to be worn in coaches, excursion boats, cable cars and ski lifts.
  • Restaurants, bars and clubs no longer require "3-G" proof (vaccinated/recovered or tested).
  • The booster jab is now valid for 365 days (previously: 270 days).
  • There ist no “3-G” rule (proof of vaccination/recovery/tested) valid for entering Austria!

Where can I get tested in Gastein?

Bad Hofgastein:

Kurapotheke, Pyrkerstraße 5, opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m., without registration - Antigen quick test for all €30.00, PCR test is free of charge for all, but only possible 5 times a month.

 

Bad Gastein:

Kurapotheke Bad Gastein, Böcksteiner Bundesstraße 1C, opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (possible without registration) - Antigen rapid test and PCR-test free for people with Austrian social security number, for all others the cost is €35.00 per test

 

PCR tests for home use

Free PCR gargle tests will be offered for home use from the food chain Spar. The two Spar in Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein, as well as the Eurospar in Bad Gastein, will be issuing the tests. The tests can also be handed in there and also in the three municipal offices in the towns. The result is valid for 72 hours. The tests are collected from Monday to Saturday. Not on Sundays and public holidays. If the tests are handed in by the specified time (it is written on the collection boxes - 10.00 a.m.), you will get the test result within 24 hours. You can find more information here.

As of 9.4. PCR tests for home use are available free of charge at pharmacies, but limited to 5 per month. The tests can still be handed in at the Spar branches and at the three municipal offices in the villages.
 

 

 

As an Austrian guest, please bring your e-card and an identity card with you to the test. For guests from other countries, it is sufficient to carry an identity card for testing.

Where do I currently have to wear a mouth-nose protection/FFP2 mask?

FFP2 masks compulsory in:

  • old people's and nursing homes, in hospitals and comparable settings
  • public transports and it's stops, as well as taxi
  • customer areas of the vital trade
  • administrative authorities in the case of traffic

 

Are the spas open?

Thermal baths are open!

 

What should I bear in mind when entering hotels, restaurants, sports and leisure facilities?

Hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities are open.

3-G certificate is no longer required when entering.

What else do I need to be aware of with regard to the coronavirus?

  • Clean hands regularly: with soap or disinfectant
  • Do not shake hands or hug people
  • Do not touch eyes, nose and mouth
  • Keep distance: at least 2 meters
  • Pay attention to respiratory hygiene: cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a handkerchief!
  • Avoid crowds

 

Use the Contact Tracing App "STOPP CORONA" of the Austrian Red Cross to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus. It is recommended to use it.

What should I do if I feel ill?

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms:


Everything about your entry into Austria

What are the current entry requirements for Austria?

From 16.5. there is no 3-G proof necessary upon entry (vaccinated, recovered or tested).

 

When entering Austria, please observe both the Austrian regulations and the regulations in your home country.

Further details on entry, current exemptions, etc.: In the extensive FAQ on the website of the Ministry of Health.

Does Austria recognise the green passport?

Yes, Austria accepts the EU digital Covid certificate ("Green Passport"), both in digital form (QR code on smartphone) and printed out. 

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Huts and restaurants

The gastronomy businesses (restaurants, ski huts, ...) is open

There are currently no restrictions!

Hotel industry & accommodation

The hotel & accommodation service are open.

Can I cancel free of charge?

Many establishments offer particularly accommodating cancellation conditions during Corona. Please check with your respective accommodation. A comprehensive overview of the topic of cancellation and the legal regulations is provided by the Österreich Werbung in their article Book without regret - Corona and cancellation conditions.

What general measures apply in accommodation establishments (e.g. hotels)?

There are currently no restrictions!

Under what conditions are overnight stays in accommodation establishments permitted?

There are currently no restrictions!

Who must wear an FFP2 mask in accommodation establishments?

There are currently no restrictions!

What measures apply in the catering facilities of the accommodation establishments (e.g. hotel restaurant, breakfast room, etc.)?

There are currently no restrictions!

Can I share my room with people from another household?

Yes.

With how many people from different households may I share my accommodation (holiday apartment, cottage etc.)?

There are no restrictions in this respect.

Is there an additional security seal for companies?

In principle, of course, all establishments in Austria must comply with the statutory safety regulations. Establishments that participate in the federal government's test programme can also use the "Safe Hospitality" seal. Participating establishments undertake to comply with various safety criteria. Above all, they have employees who come into contact with guests regularly tested for COVID-19. Within the framework of the Federal Government's Safe Hospitality Initiative, accommodation and catering establishments can have their employees tested.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in Gastein soon!