about the corona virus
The following rules generally apply
- Keep distance! This means: You must keep a distance of at least 1 meter from people who do not live in the same household
- Wash hands several times a day for at least 30 seconds with soap and water
- Act responsibly
- Sneeze or cough: in the crook of your arm or in a handkerchief
- Avoid shaking hands and hugs
A mask is mandatory in the following places
- In public transport
- In the supermarket and in stores
- In catering (except at the seat)
- In pharmacies
- In gas station shops
- In the bank
- In taxis
- In the health sector
- With authorities
- In schools outside of the classroom
- In the service sector
- for employees in catering establishments
Please note that different rules may apply across the district or country. These are based on the Corona traffic light. Details about the Corona traffic light and the classifications of the individual countries / districts
Current travel warnings
for Austria or Tyrol
Austria, respectively Tirol is currently subject to travel warnings from Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands (except for Osttirol), Belgium, Ireland, Finland and Norway.
REGULATIONS FOR CROSSING THE BORDER AUSTRIA-GERMANY (ENTRY TO GERMANY FROM VIENNA, VORARLBERG AND TYROL):
- Germany has now extended the travel warning for the federal states of Vienna and Vorarlberg to the state of Tyrol. Travelers from these federal states must show a negative COVID-19 test when entering Germany, which must not be older than 48 hours, in order not to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The 16 German federal states are responsible for issuing the quarantine requirement.
- The digital registration and the new model quarantine regulation for travel returnees from risk areas will probably come into force in Germany on November 8. This includes, among other things, that the quarantine generally ends at the earliest five days after entry if the person has a negative test result. However, there will be exceptions.
- Transit through Germany is still permitted (e.g. via the Deutsches Eck). Travelers who have not been in the federal state of Vienna or Tyrol in the last 14 days can travel to Germany from Vienna-Schwechat or Innsbruck airport without a quarantine obligation or a COVID-19 test requirement.
- > VO Bavaria
- > VO Baden-Württemberg
1. Can German citizens, when they return from a risk area (e.g. Tyrol), still take free tests in Germany (if so, where near the border)?
Quarantine and reporting requirements are currently regulated by the federal states. That means there are 16 regulations, which, however, have large overlaps. There are test centers in the districts (available from the responsible district office).
2. What does the travel warning mean for the guest?
Guests are allowed to arrive and they can also be accommodated. Nevertheless, in the event of a travel warning, the German government recommends that guests return to Germany immediately.
You can get tested for COVID-19 to avoid a home quarantine of 14 days. If no test is carried out, the home quarantine is mandatory.
New model quarantine regulation for travel returnees from risk areas from 08. November 2020:
As of November 8, the digital registration and new model quarantine regulations for travel returnees from risk areas are expected to come into force in Germany. This includes, among other things, that the quarantine generally ends at the earliest five days after entry if the person has a negative test result. However, there will be exceptions. Persons from risk areas must then register digitally before entering Germany. Those who do not comply with their obligation to register risk being fined. There will continue to be exceptions for commuters and other travelers in so-called local border traffic.
3. What is the general border regime on the German side? Do the regulations from March still apply / again?
No border regime at the border crossings; No health / quarantine checks are carried out on those where the federal police control (Autobahn Passau, Salzburg-Walserberg, Kufstein). Citizens entering from risk areas must then report to the local health authority responsible for them (see above).
4. What consequences / effects does the travel warning have on (a) commuter traffic, (b) freight traffic, (c) border crossings in family matters etc.?
No; all these purposes of travel are exempt from the quarantine measures - sh. Bavarian Entry Quarantine Ordinance , which will initially apply up to and including November 08, 2020.
Addition to family matters: Reasons for the exception to the quarantine regulations are, for example, the care of family members, visiting life partners, the right to visit children, medical treatment and other valid reasons.
TRAVEL WARNING FROM THE NETHERLANDS FOR TYROL.
The Netherlands has issued an immediate travel warning for Tyrol - with the exception of the district of East Tyrol (continues to be classified as “yellow”). Travelers from Vienna, Lower Austria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg are required by the Dutch authorities to be in home quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the Netherlands. Even a negative PCR test before or after arrival in the Netherlands does not cancel this determination. People who only travel via Vienna or Innsbruck airports but have not stayed in Vienna or the aforementioned federal states are not affected by the quarantine.
Further information at:
- Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs:
- General obligation to protect mouth and nose
- Without assigned and marked seats (e.g. wedding, birthday parties) 6 persons are allowed inside and 12 persons outside
- With allocated seats and a maximum number of participants of 250 people possible. A bar is not allowed. (Note: these are the measures valid in Tirol, which deviate from the country wide ones).
- The administration of food and beverages at events is not permitted
- Obligatory wearing of a mouth and nose protector for service personnel and guests when entering or leaving the seat
- Administering food and drinks in indoor areas only when seated.
- Registration obligation for guests from Monday, 19.10.2020
- Closing time: 22:00 o'clock
In the new dashboard of Österreich Werbung there is information on the development of the positive tested cases per 10,000 inhabitants in the countries of origin, the booking situation in the alpine holiday hotel industry and a display of Google search queries over time.
Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot guarantee completeness and correctness. The communication channels of the Silberregion Karwendel do not in any way replace official information channels or statutory regulations. Since the situation with regard to travel warnings can change quickly, please contact the foreign ministry in your home country to find out about the current regulations.
All rules and recommendations at a glance
Correct handling in accommodation establishments.
Regulations and recommendations in gastronomy.
Regulations and recommendations for leisure facilities
HELP WITH OPERATING QUESTIONS
The following positions are available for operational questions. Due to the high need for information and the associated high number of inquiries, there is a request to submit them in writing by email as best as possible.
Coronavirus Serviceline Tirol
T 05 90 90 5-1111
Mon-Thu from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fri from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coronavirus info point
T 05 90 900-4352
Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Coronavirus Infopoint Schwaz
T 05 90 905-3710
Further general information on the current situation can be found here:
- The latest official information from the State of Tyrol
- Questions and answers on the Tirol Werbung website
- Latest information from the Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES)
- Current information from the Ministry of Social Affairs
- General figures and information, continuously updated on the website of the Ministry of Health
- Chamber of Commerce as a contact point for companies