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.
GENERAL LOCKDOWN IN AUSTRIA UNTIL 12 DECEMBER 2021
As you have probably already noticed, a general lockdown will again be imposed throughout Austria from 22 November due to the current situation. The lockdown is expected to end on 12 December. For us this means that the originally planned start of the season will be postponed because accommodations and gastronomy will have to remain closed. Ski lifts are allowed to operate during the lockdown period under the 2-G-regulation. At present, we expect to be able to reopen the full tourist offer as of 13 December.
- Planned start of the ski operation: Parts of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn are expected to open on 4 December 2021 under the 2G regulation (details below) as ski lifts are allowed to operate during the lockdown.
Of course, we support the decision of the Austrian government and look forward all the more to welcoming you back to our slopes, huts, restaurants and accommodations in Saalbach Hinterglemm and doing what we do best: Make sure you have a perfect holiday.
REGULATIONS FOR WINTER 2021/22
A general 2G regulation applies throughout Austria to the greatest possible extent. We summarise the most important information here. Please note that all information on this page reflects, to the best of our knowledge, the current state of knowledge as of the last date of change indicated below.
Basic information and definition of the 2-G rule
- The 2-G-regulation is fulfilled by anyone who has been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine for the EU or has recovered and can prove this accordingly (green pass, etc.)
- Vaccination certificates are generally valid for 270 days (this is expected to be shortened to 210 days from February 2022) from the date of full immunisation with an EMA-approved vaccine for the EU. Note: If only one dose of Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine has been administered, this will no longer count as full immunisation from 3 January 2022.
- Recovery certificates or official segregation notices are valid for 180 days. The expired infection must have been proven by molecular biology.
- Officially recovered persons are considered vaccinated for the purposes of the 2-G scheme from the date of first vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine.
- Exception for people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons: In this case, a medical certificate in combination with a negative PCR test (max. 72 hours old) is considered as proof.
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated with non-EMA-approved vaccine (e.g. Sinopharm, Sputnik,...) only fulfil the 2-G regulation if they also present a single vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine in combination with evidence of neutralising antibodies.
- A pure antibody test without proof of vaccination or infection is not considered 2G proof.
- Children up to the age of 12 do not have to provide their own proof.
- Children over the age of 12 must provide their own 2-G-proof.
In which areas does the 2-G rule apply?
The 2-G regulation applies in practically all areas relevant to tourism, such as accommodation, gastronomy and ski lifts.
Where is there still a FFP2 mask obligation?
- An FFP2 mask must be worn everywhere where no 2-G proof is prescribed. This applies to customer areas in all kinds of shops, public transport and museums.
- Conversely, the FFP2 mask requirement does not apply everywhere where only people with 2-G evidence come into contact with each other.
- In skilifts there is an FFP2 mask obligation in addition to the 2-G rule
- In restaurants, an FFP2 mask must be worn once guests are leaving their tables.
Mountain lifts - gondolas
The lift companies have implemented a comprehensive range of measures to ensure your safety. Organised queuing areas, hygiene and disinfection measures, staff screenings and much more ensure the highest possible level of safety. Please find info on detailed regulations regarding the use of ski lifts here: Safe Together in the Ski Alpin Card Ticket Alliance
Regulations for employees
In Austria, there is currently a general 3G obligation in the workplace. This means that employees in all areas must either be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for Sars-Cov-2.
(Booster) Vaccinations for guests
Guests can get vaccinated against Covid-19 on site in Saalbach Hinterglemm. For the local 2G regulation, the vaccination card or the entry in the analogue vaccination passport is sufficient. However, the entry in the green passport would then have to be made by the family doctor in the respective country of origin. We recommend clarifying this with the respective GP in advance to ensure that any vaccination on holiday is actually recognised and can be entered accordingly in the national vaccination certificate.
Furthermore, guests can undergo a PCR test quickly, easily and inexpensively or free of charge at the following places.
- DDr. Reinhard Lanzinger in Hinterglemm +4365417878
Vaccinations and PCR tests are available at any time during surgery times without prior appointment and during special surgery times by prior appointment by telephone. Vaccinations cost 25 euros.
- Dr. Karl Schnell & Dr. Hermann Schnell in Saalbach +4365416287
Vaccinations and PCR tests are available at any time during surgery times by appointment. Vaccinations cost 25 euros.
- Pharmacy Saalbach +4365416282
PCR tests are possible at any time during opening hours and without prior appointment.
- Test lanes of the province of Salzburg - registration and appointment booking at salzburg-testet.at
Entry into Austria
For entry from most European countries (including Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, etc. = "countries with a low epidemiological risk"), only a 3-G certificate (vaccinated, recovered or negative PCR test) is currently required and must be presented in case of a border control. Furthermore, it must be declared that the person has only been in one of these countries during the last 10 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.
- Please find further info on travel and entry regulations on the website auf the Austrian Tourist Board
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: 29 November 2021)