What you should know before your trip
Important information for your holiday in Austria
Since June 1, 2022, the FFP2 mask requirement has only applied in hospitals, retirement and nursing homes and health facilities! Please continue to observe the distance and hygiene recommendations.
3-G proof only has to be provided by visitors, employees and service providers in hospitals and sanatoriums, old people’s and nursing homes, residential facilities for the disabled and comparable settings.
Entry regulations to Austria
There is no longer any obligation to provide evidence, registration or quarantine when entering Austria. The only exception to this is entry from countries and areas with a very high epidemiological risk. When entering from these states and territories, the 3-G rule applies, registration must be carried out and a ten-day quarantine must be carried out. However, no region is currently classified as a State or Region of Very High Epidemiological Risk.
Note return travel regulations
Appropriate measures must also be observed for the return journey to the home countries of our guests. The interactive travel planner at reopen.europa.eu helps with travel planning, and there is also an additional overview from the Austrian Tourist Board.
Tests, health checks & apps
Should you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) during your stay, you are required to call the Austrian emergency number 1450 (with foreign provider +43 1 1450). The instructions and further steps (testing, isolation, etc.) are then given by the authorities and these must be followed without fail. You must also inform your host and self-isolate if necessary.
Further important information can be found HERE.
If you have taken a self-test that turns out to be positive - this can be reported to the state of Vorarlberg using the online form. You can then arrange an official PCR test appointment directly and follow the further instructions from the authorities.
If a PCR test is positive, the authority will automatically contact you.
In an emergency, please always call 144 or 112. Please also let emergency services know that the symptoms could be caused by a suspected case of COVID-19. Do not under any circumstances visit a doctor’s surgery in person if you suspect you have COVID-19.
All tourism staff are subjected to daily health checks (temperature and symptom checks). When a case is suspected, tests are carried out immediately and the members of staff are required to isolate from the business immediately.
The companies have trained coronavirus safety officers in a wide variety of departments, who ensure that the current guidelines are in place and complied with immediately. They are happy to help you with specific questions at any time.
Contact tracing, i.e. managing contacts, is an indispensable tool in tracing the chain of infection and disrupting it as early as possible. For this reason, guest registration has been introduced at restaurants in Vorarlberg.
Many of our caterers and leisure businesses rely on the Digital COVID-19 Guestbook operated by the Salzburg-based company MTMS. There is no need to install an app to register. It is sufficient to scan the QR Code with your mobile phone when you enter the facility.
XSUND - The Vorarlberg health app (xsund.at). Here is the place where you can find doctors and their opening hours as well as the opening times of pharmacies, plus emergency numbers and important tips for emergencies. Please note: you are required to wear an FFP2 face mask in all health facilities and appointments must be made to see a doctor! If you call the hotline 1450, specialists will answer all your questions regarding medical matters.
We also recommend installing the “Stopp Corona app” – the official app of the Austrian Red Cross.
Current COVID-19 figures in Vorarlberg
These measures are continuously updated and adapted to the legal requirements.
As of: June, 8th 2022