Safety measures in the Montafon

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COVID-19 measures in the Montafon

The health of our guests and employees is very important to us and that is why the Montafon has been doing everything to ensure a safe stay in our region since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. Together with all tourism service providers, we have taken responsible measures for the winter so that nothing stands in the way of a carefree and safe stay in the Montafon.

Let's take care of each other and follow the recommended health measures.

See you soon, safely and carefree in the Montafon!



What you should know before your trip

Important information for your holiday in Austria

Due to the falling number of cases, the Austrian federal government has decided to further relax the corona measures. Since Saturday, April 16th the FFP2 mask only applies in special situations. The 3-G rule (proof of vaccination, recovery or testing) only applies to entry, but not during your stay.

 

Current measures:

3G regulation (proof of vaccination, recovery or testing):

  • 3-G proof (vaccinated, recovered or tested) only has to be provided by visitors, employees and service providers in hospitals, old people's and nursing homes and comparable settings. An antigen test is valid for 24 hours and a PCR test for 72 hours. A mask must also be worn.

FFP2 mask requirement in closed rooms:

  • Hospitals, retirement and nursing homes and comparable settings,
  • public transport and its stops as well as taxis,
  • customer areas of vital trade,
  • Administrative authorities for party traffic and
  • Places of worship, unless entered for the purpose of a religious gathering such as Mass

However, wearing FFP2 masks in all closed rooms is still recommended.

 


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.

 



What to keep in mind on site

In Austria, most of the restrictions have been lifted. Proof is no longer required for access to tourist settings. However, please note the following regulations:

An FFP2 mask must be worn in the following closed rooms:

  • Hospitals, retirement and nursing homes and comparable settings
  • public transport and its stops as well as taxis
  • Customer areas of essential trade
  • Administrative authorities for party traffic
  • Places of worship, unless entered for the purpose of a religious gathering such as Mass

 

A 3G-proof (vaccinated, recovered, testet) is required here:

  • Hospitals, retirement and nursing homes

Further information: Safe as a guest

This applies to children:

  • Children up to the age of six do not need a mask

Wherever adults need an FFP2 mask, the following applies to children over the age of six:

  • Children from the age of 6 up to the age of 14 can wear a normal mouth and nose protector.
  • Children over the age of 14 must also wear an FFP2 mask.

 

Test options in the Montafon:

You can find a list of test options (e.g. for the journey home) at montafon.at/coronatest.

 

Alpenblumen und Jausenbrett auf der Alpe Garnera | © Vorarlberg Tourismus, Dietmar Denger

Vaccinated – Recovered - Tested

In settings where 3G proof is required, the following deadlines apply:

Vaccinated

From the day of complete immunization (second vaccination), the vaccination certificate is valid for 180 days (six months). For persons under the age of 18, the vaccination certificate is valid for 210 days (seven months) after two vaccinations. The booster vaccination extends the validity by a further 365 days.

For persons who had a positive PCR test or proof of neutralising antibodies at least 21 days before vaccination, vaccination is valid for 180 days from the date of the first vaccination (for under 18s 210 days).

Vaccines recognised in Austria: Comirnaty by the manufacturer BioNTech/Pfizer, Spikevax by the manufacturer Moderna, Vaxzevria by the manufacturer AstraZeneca , Nuvaxovid/Novavaxand COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen by the manufacturer Janssen*. Proof of vaccination is the vaccination card, a confirmation from the doctor and also the EU "green passport".

*Evidence of vaccination for a single dose with Janssen is not sufficient for valid 2G evidence.

 

Recovered

If you have survived a coronavirus infection within the last 180 days, please bring a doctor's confirmation of a positive PCR test or a certificate of recovery or an official segregation order with you.

 

Tested

The PCR test entitles you to access 3G-settings for 72 hours from acceptance. An antigen test is valid for 24 hours from acceptance, provided it is digitally recorded in an official system. Registered self-tests can also be used at home.

 

Regulations for children and young people

The obligation to show a valid 3G-certificate does not apply to children up to the age of 12.

The Montafon offers various options for all guests. You can find all information and opening times at montafon.at/coronatest.

If necessary, guests can be vaccinated free of charge in the official vaccination center of the state of Vorarlberg in the Dornbirn exhibition hall - advance registration is necessary - the address must be given as the place of stay in Vorarlberg (e.g. hotel address).

This means that, for example, the booster vaccination for the certificate extension is also possible. A vaccination confirmation (e.g. entry in the yellow vaccination card) will be issued at the time of vaccination. Please inquire in advance whether your home country accepts this confirmation and whether official registration (e.g. in the EU Green Passport) is possible.

When registering for vaccination, you can choose between the vaccines from Biontech Pfizer and Moderna.

ATTENTION: Guests can only be vaccinated in the vaccination center in the Dornbirn exhibition hall. Doctors and other vaccination centers may turn away people who live abroad.





Your safe journey home

Coming home in good health
For the return journey, the regulations of your home country apply. The interactive travel planner at reopen.europa.eu will help you plan your trip, and there is also an additional overview available from Österreich Werbung.
As a general rule, we recommend that you take a Coronatest before leaving Austria or immediately after arriving in your home country.

For official information on entry requirements to Germany, click HERE

For official information on entry requirements to Switzerland, click HERE

The return journey to Switzerland is possible without pandemic-related measures, as exemptions apply to Vorarlberg as a border region. 

 

Netherlands

Persons aged 12 and over require either a negative test certificate, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination when entering the Netherlands. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from providing proof.

Completion of the Health Declaration Form is only required if arriving by air.

Belgium

Before returning to Belgium, all persons - regardless of their means of transport, length of stay in Belgium or nationality - must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF) online. Based on the evaluation of the PLF and the risk behaviour, a possible quarantine and test request is sent by SMS or mail.

Praxis Alpina | © Praxis Alpina; Fotograf Andreas Künk

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.

We offer free tests for our guests several times per week, so that the necessary certificates are available for the journey home. For more information, please visit montafon.at/coronatest

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: April 19th, 2022

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You can reach the Montafon tourism office service centre by telephone and email:

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Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 09:00 am to 4:00 pm

T. +43 50 6686
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