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Safe Together

Our Covid-19 information & concepts for your safety!

Dear friends of sAALBACH HINTERGLEMM!

 

There have been significant changes and challenges in recent times. Covid-19 is influencing lives all over the world. The safety and personal health of each and every person are, even more than before, at the forefront of our minds. Also, the thinking and conduct of our tourism companies is of paramount importance. We are building on the regulations of the Austrian Federal Government, which provide for a series of measures to protect all guests and employees. 

 

Staying safe together
Please respect our Covid-19 Code of Conduct, which is continuously updated to reflect the current situation as well as any possible changes in legal or regulatory requirements.

 

+++ FIRST INFORMATION REGARDING THE REGULATIONS FOR THE COMING WINTER SEASON +++


What is clear is that there will be a winter season this year with open lifts & slopes, hotels and gastronomy. Strict rules ensure safe hospitality. Here is an excerpt of the currently known, most important points:

 

General
  • The guiding principle is that there will be hardly any restrictions for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered. Any measures will mainly affect the unvaccinated; those who are vaccinated will certainly have access to all areas.
  • Capacity restrictions, distance rules or earlier curfews will be a thing of the past.
  • Measures will be regulated by a 3-stage plan, depending on the occupancy of intensive care beds by Covid patients.
    Stage 1 = from 10% occupancy (this stage has been activated since 15 September 2021).
    Level 2 = from 15 % occupancy
    Level 3 = from 20 % occupancy
    Restrictions come into effect 7 days after the percentage value is reached.
Access regulation for gastronomy & accommodation
  • From level 1 
    The "3-G rule" (meaning either vaccinated, recovered or tested) applies to guests (for details see below)
  • From level 2
    Antigen tests for self-testing are no longer valid, only those from official agencies (pharmacy, test lane, doctor), otherwise the usual 3-G rule applies
  • From level 3
    Still 3-G rule, but only negative PCR tests from official testing facilities are accepted as test evidence.
  • Measures going beyond stage 3 - especially restrictions for unvaccinated persons - will be implemented in line with general measures
Access regulation for Après Ski & Nightlife
  • From level 1 
    The 3-G rule applies to guests, whereby only a negative PCR test is accepted as proof of testing.
  • From level 2
    2-G rule, only vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed to enter.
Lifts & cable cars
  • General 3-G rule for use. Proof of entry will be checked at ticket sales.
  • In addition, a general FFP2 mask obligation applies.

SAFETY ON your summer & autumn HOLIDAY

Accommodation facilities
  • Entry tests (vaccinated, testet or recovered)
  • Compulsory registration for guests (simply online or via form)
  • If further services or catering are made use of in the hotel, a proof of the current corona status (tested, recovered or vaccinated) is needed
  • Every accommodation establishment must create a prevention concept and appoint a COVID 19 officer
  • The same rules apply to hotel restaurant services as to restaurant services in general
Gastronomy, restaurants and huts
  • Entry tests (vaccinated, testet or recovered)
  • Compulsory registration for guests (simply online or via form)
  • Every catering establishment must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a COVID 19 officer
  • Special regulation for night catering establishments: Access only for vaccinated persons (for definition and deadlines see below) or persons who can show a negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old)
Mountain lifts - gondolas

The lift companies have implemented a comprehensive range of measures to ensure your safety. Use of a FFP2 mask in the appropriately marked areas, organised queuing areas, hygiene and disinfection measures, employee screenings and much more.

 

  • All details can be found in the section Safely Together in the ALPIN CARD Ticket Network.
    Important: These regulations apply to all users of the mountain lifts, regardless of whether they are in possession of the JOKER CARD, a bike ticket or the ALPIN CARD!
Leisure facilities
  • Entry tests (vaccinated, testet or recovered)
  • No entry tests for museums: If you want to visit the local museum, only a mouth-nose-protection-mask is needed. 

Public transport (bus & train)

A mouth-nose-protection mask must be worn at all times on buses and trains. This also applies to bus stops if the minimum distance cannot be maintained.

Employee screenings

Corona tests for employees in various areas of tourism are offered on a voluntary basis and actively promoted. We can rely on a well-established cooperation with the laboratory of the Tauernklinikum Zell am See. Test results are usually available within 24 hours.

 

In Austria, wearing a mouth-nose-protection mask (FFP2 masks are obligatory in most cases) is also compulsory in the following public areas:
  • Food retail (supermarkets, bakeries, etc.)

  • Bank and post office branches

  • Petrol stations
  • Public transport, taxis, gondola lifts and coaches
  • Pharmacies, Doctors' surgeries & Hospitals (partly FFP2 masks necessary)
  • At all places with entry tests (tested, vaccinated or recovered) wearing a mouth-nose-protection is not necessary

Covid-19 tests for guests

 

In cooperation with the doctors and pharmacies in Saalbach Hinterglemm, a testing strategy for guests has been developed. Seven days a week, guests can undergo a Sars-Cov-2 test quickly, easily and at a reasonable price. The result of a rapid test is available within 15 minutes; for PCR tests, a waiting time of up to 24 hours including digital reporting is to be expected. As a free alternative, self-tests with a digital solution using a QR code are available from your host. These are valid for 24 hours for on-site access, but not for border crossing. Free antigen tests are also available in the test lanes of the province of Salzburg in Saalfelden and Zell am See. These are valid for 24 hours and are also recognized when crossing the border.

 

  • Dr. Karl Schnell & Dr. Hermann Schnell in Saalbach +4365416287
    Antigen and PCR tests are available at any time during surgery times by appointment.
  • DDr. Reinhard Lanzinger in Hinterglemm +4365417878
    Antigen and PCR tests are available at any time during surgery times without prior appointment and during special surgery times by prior appointment by telephone.
  • Pharmacy Saalbach +4365416282
    Antigen and PCR tests are possible at any time during opening hours and without prior appointment.
  • Pharmacy Hinterglemm (only Antigen tests possible) +436641919219
  • Test lanes of the province of Salzburg - registration and appointment booking at salzburg-testet.at

Please find information about opening/surgery times unter the websites linked above.

 

Test costs

  • Antigen tests for self-use (digital with QR code, validity 24 hours) are provided free of charge at the place. However, according to current knowledge, these do not apply to border crossings. You can obtain the self-test kit free of charge from your host. Verification is done via QR code and registration on the Red Cross website salzburg-testet.at.
  • For persons with social insurance in Austria, antigen tests at the pharmacy and doctor's surgeries are free of charge with the e-card.
  • For people who are not insured in Austria, antigen tests are available at pharmacies and doctors' surgeries for 25 €.
  • All persons, regardless of the country in which they are socially insured, can be tested free of charge at the test lanes of the province of Salzburg in Saalfelden and Zell am See, for this you have to register at salzburg-testet.at (selection of the test lane and appointment booking is done online)
  • The costs for PCR tests (only possible in doctors' surgeries), which are usually rarely needed, amount to 35 € (pharmacy Saalbach).
Entry tests & definition of "recovered" or "vaccinated"

 

Until a uniform EU-wide solution is put in place, different digital and analogue proofs of personal corona status (tested, recovered, vaccinated) will be used. 

 

Test validity

  • Self-test with digital solution and QR Code: 24 hours. You can obtain the self-test kit free of charge from your host. Verification is done via QR code and registration on the Red Cross website salzburg-testet.at.
  • Antigen test (done at a official testing facility like pharmacies, doctors or test lanes): 24 hours
  • PCR test: 72 hours
  • If offered, self-tests on site are also permitted, these are only valid for the duration of the stay at the particular restaurant or facility.

Testing exemptions for people who have recovered and been vaccinated:

  • Recovered persons who were infected with Sars-Cov-2 are exempt from compulsory testing for 6 months after recovery. Proof by a segregation order from an authority, antibody test, etc.
  • Vaccinated persons (proof by vaccination certificate, vaccination card or printout, subsequently by EU-wide "green passport") are exempt from the testing obligation. Only a full immunisation (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine) will be considered as proof of epidemiological safety.

Children

  • Children up to the age of 12 do not need their own test result, a certificate (negative test or proof of vaccination or recovery) from a parent or legal guardian is sufficient.
  • Children 12 years and older need their own test result.

Travel

 

Entry into Austria

 

General provisions according to the ECDC map for risk areas. Please note that the final regulations for individual countries are governed by the entry regulations. These may regulate things differently from the ECDC map in individual cases.

 

  • green/orange/red: entry only for tested, recovered* or vaccinated* persons
  • dark red: entry only tested, recovered or vaccinated and quarantine (free testing after 5 days)

For entries from high incidence or variant areas, the Pre Travel Clearance Form must be filled out before entry and thus the entry must be registered. The registration must be presented electronically or printed out in the event of a check. 

 

Return journey from Austria

For information on the regulations in your home country for return travellers from Austria, please contact the respective national or local authorities. We expect a uniform EU-wide solution soon. At the moment, travelling back to most of all european countries from Austria is possible without any restrictions.

What we request from you


Please observe and follow our Code of Conduct and enjoy your holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm! We are constantly evaluating the situation and adapting our Code of Conduct with respect to any possible changes in legal or official requirements. For any concerns regarding your holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm, our team will be happy to assist you.

 

This page is updated on a regular basis!

(Status:  21 September 2021)

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