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A good choice for your holiday:
Alpenstadt Bludenz

  • 163 landlords and hosts
  • 34 lifts and cable cars
  • 123 kilometers of pistes
  • Pure nature

A good choice for your holiday:
Brandnertal

  • 163 accommodations
  • 34 lifts and cable cars
  • 123 kilometers of pistes
  • Pure nature

A good choice for your holiday:
Klostertal

  • 163 landlords and hosts
  • 34 lifts and cable cars
  • 123 kilometers of pistes
  • Pure nature

A good choice for your holiday:
Biosphere reserve Großes Walsertal

  • 163 holiday properties
  • 34 lifts and cable cars
  • 123 kilometers of pistes
  • Pure nature

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Safety Measures Corona/Covid-19

For your Safety (last update 20/01/2022)

Health is an absolute priority in these challenging times. That is why we do everything to make your stay safe. We welcome you - without a hug or handshake, but with a lot of warmth. You will feel our smile - also with the mouth and nose protection. And we keep our distance - as the greatest expression of appreciation.

We are capitalizing on these and many other measures in these times. For you and us. Together, we will do it!

Current Measures for the Winter Season 2021/22

Below you will find the most important information on the current measures as well as an information sheet for download.

On this page we keep you always up to date on further developments and regulations for your winter vacation.

General Conditions

The most important Measures at a Glance:

  • Food service and lodging establishments, as well as recreational and retail establishments, will be able to reopen for protected persons.
  • The 2-G rule (vaccinated, recovered) applies everywhere there.
  • FFP2 mask obligation in the indoor area remains: In the restaurants outside the seat, when entering generally accessible areas indoors, in public transport, operators and employees in contact with customers.
  • As of 11/01/2022, the FFP2 mask requirement also applies outdoors if a 2-meter distance is not possible.
  • In restaurants registration is mandatory for guests.
  • Closing time at 22:00 (10 p.m.)
  • Night gastronomy, après-ski and bar operations remain prohibited.
  • Occasional markets can take place again (details can be found below).
  • Events are possible again with limitations (details can be found below).

In General

  • Avoid body contact, keep distance and wash hands several times a day and disinfect well.
  • Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief.
  • FFP2 mask in certain areas.
  • If you suspect an infection, call health number 1450 and tell your host.

Gastronomy and Accommodation

In Vorarlberg, catering and accommodation establishments are allowed to reopen under certain conditions:

  • Access only with 2-G (vaccinated, recovered)
  • FFP2 masks mandatory outside the seating area in restaurants and in all publicly accessible areas in the accommodation.
  • Registration obligation
  • Closing time at 22:00 (10 p.m.)
  • No events with more than 25 people indoors, 300 people outdoors (for details see "Events").
  • Night catering, après-ski and bar operations remain prohibited.
  • FFP2 masks mandatory for pick-up (pick-up also possible for unvaccinated persons).
  • As of 11/01/2022, the FFP2 mask requirement also applies outdoors if a 2-meter distance is not possible.

Cable Cars

Cable cars and rack railroads may be used with a 2-G certificate.

An FFP2 mask must be worn in enclosed or coverable means of transport (gondolas, cabins, coverable chairs) and in enclosed rooms of the associated stations.

As of 11/01/2022, the FFP2 mask requirement also applies outdoors if a 2-meter distance is not possible.

Please note that most cable cars transport people only with FFP2 mask. Exceptions or exemptions (even with a medical atest) are not permitted. Persons without a FFP2 mask are not allowed to enter. Please inform yourself directly with the respective operators in advance.

Guest Card

Basically, the following rules apply to events within the scope of the guest card:

  • 2-G rule (vaccinated, recovered)
  • Minimum distance of 2 meters
  • Indoor: FFP2 mask obligation (exception: exercise of sports activities)
  • As of 11/01/2022, the FFP2 mask requirement also applies outdoors if a 2-meter distance is not possible.
  • Children from 0 to 11 years are exempt from the 2-G verification requirement
  • Children from 0 to 5 years do not need a mouth-nose protection
  • Children from 6 to 13 years may wear a regular mouth-nose protection
  • Children from 14 years must wear a FFP2 mask
  • Children aged 12-15 who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated with the Holiday Ninja Pass

Leisure & Culture

Cultural and leisure facilities, sports venues and fitness centers can reopen in Vorarlberg under certain conditions.

  • Access only with 2-G (vaccinated, recovered)
  • FFP2 mask obligation outside of the seating area
  • Registration obligation
  • Prohibition of standing catering and bar operation
  • As of 11/01/2022, the FFP2 mask requirement also applies outdoors if a 2-meter distance is not possible.

Events & Gatherings

Casual Markets:

  • These can take place in compliance with the 2-G rule (vaccinated, convalescent) and the FFP2 mask requirement.
  • When serving food and beverages, the 300-person limit applies for now.

Gatherings and Events:

  • Indoor without assigned seating: 2-G, FFP2 mask requirement, maximum 25 people.
  • Outdoor without assigned seating: 2-G, FFP2 mask obligation, from 50 persons obligation to notify, from 300 persons obligation to obtain a permit, maximum limit 300 persons.
  • For example birthday parties, weddings
  • Indoor with assigned seating: 2-G, FFP2 mask obligation, from 50 persons obligation to notify, from 250 persons obligation to obtain a permit, maximum limit 2000 persons
  • Outdoor with assigned seating: 2-G, FFP2 mask obligation, from 50 persons obligation to notify, from 250 persons obligation to obtain a permit, maximum limit 4000 persons
  • For example theater, opera, cinema, soccer matches, seminars, etc.

Children & Teenager

  • No mask is required to be worn until the age of 6.
  • Up to the age of 14, an ordinary mouth-nose protection is sufficient, after that the FFP2 mask obligation applies.
  • Children are exempt from the requirement to present proof of entry until the age of 12.
  • A Corona test pass from the school ("Ninja Pass") for persons from 12 years subject to general compulsory education (up to approx. 15 years of age) is equivalent to a 2-G certificate. This applies to all children aged 12-15 from Austria and abroad who were born after 31 August 2006. This applies during the week in which the test intervals are observed, including on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that week.
  • In school-free periods, this applies to persons subject to compulsory education (even if they are not obliged to attend school in Austria), provided that similar tests and test intervals can be proven (regularly tested, at least 2x/week PCR). All details you will find in the next chapter "Holiday-Ninja-Pass".
  • From the end of the ninth school year or from the age of 15, adolescents must also have proof of 2-G in order to be allowed to enter the areas concerned.

"Holiday-Ninja-Pass"

So that young people from Austria and abroad between the ages of 12 and 15, who are not or only partially vaccinated, can still spend their vacation in Austria, the so-called "Holiday-Ninja-Pass" was developed for this purpose. This applies to all children aged 12-15 from Austria and abroad who were born after 31 August 2006.

Here is a brief summary of the most important information:

The Holiday-Ninja-Pass is equivalent to a 2-G-Plus Certificate, if:

  • ... there is always a valid negative test proof from day 1 to day 5. It is valid from the first testing. No test proofs from the previous week are necessary.
  • ... at least 2 of the tests are PCR tests. It can be started with an antigen test.
  • ... all official test certificates are attached to the Holiday Ninja Pass in paper form or digitally and a valid photo ID is carried.

Further important:

  • If, in individual cases, a PCR test cannot be presented due to an untimely evaluation (longer than 24 hours) or lack of availability, the detection of an antigen test is permissible instead.
  • The regulation is analogous to the "Ninja-Pass" of the schools: PCR tests are valid for 72 hours, antigen tests for 48 hours - in each case from sample collection.
  • Due to this regular testing rhythm, the Holiday-Ninja-Pass is also valid on day 6 and 7 without further test proof.
  • The 7-day rhythm is flexible, the testing series can be started on any day of the week. There only needs to be a valid test result during the first 5 days.
  • The Holiday-Ninja-Pass and the Ninja-Pass are equivalent to a 2-G-Plus proof.
  • The test for entry to Austria can also be entered in the Holiday-Ninja-Pass and is therefore also valid at check-in.
  • The Holiday Ninja Passport is equivalent to a "booster vaccination" plus additional PCR testing when entering from virus variant areas, so school-aged children with the Holiday Ninja Pass are not subject to registration and quarantine requirements when entering from a virus variant area.
  • Accommodation providers (whether hotels, vacation apartments or private landlords) must continuously check the Holiday-Ninja-Pass during the entire stay.
  • The Holiday-Ninja-Pass is valid from the presentation of the first negative test result.
  • For PCR testing, among others, the free PCR gargle tests in pharmacies, Spar and Sutterlüty branches can also be used. Attention: when registering for the PCR gargle test, it is necessary to confirm that you are older than 14 years. This should still be adjusted. Nevertheless, the test is also valid for adolescents over 12 years of age.

Important Documents and Information:

  • You can find the Holiday-Ninja-Pass for printing here.
  • All information on the Holiday-Ninja-Pass incl. various examples yu can find here.
  • You can also find a summary on our Corona-Info-Sheet (see above).

"2-G - Vaccinated or Recovered"

The following credentials will authorize entry to restaurants, tourism- and recreation establishments, ski areas and events (depending on the rules - see above).

Proof of Vaccination:

  • The vaccination certificate from full immunization (2 doses) is now valid for 9 months (instead of 12 months previously).
  • A single vaccination with Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) is as of 03/01/2022 NOT sufficient for the 2G-proof in Austria (exception: recovered + 1x vaccinated with Janssen = valid 2G-proof).
  • Vaccines recognized in Austria: Comirnaty of the manufacturer BioNTech/Pfizer, Spikevax of the manufacturer Moderna, Vaxzevria of the manufacturer AstraZeneca, COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen of the manufacturer Janssen.
  • Valid proofs are: Vaccination card, a confirmation of the doctor and also the "green passport" of the EU.
  • The validity of the vaccination certificate for a double vaccination is to be changed from 01/02/2022. It will then be only 6 months. Furthermore, the vaccination certificate for triple vaccinated persons is valid for 270 days.

Recovery:

  • A certificate of recovery is valid for 6 months (180 days).
  • A medical confirmation is valid for 180 days after an expired infection with SARS-CoV-2. This must have been proven by molecular biology (e.g. PCR test).
  • An official certificate of separation notice is also valid for 180 days.

Combination Recovery + Vaccination:

  • If you are recovered and got your vaccination afterwords, it is valid for 360 days from the vaccination (independent of the vaccine).

New Quarantine Rules for Austria (from 08/01/2022):

  • No distinction between "K1" or "K2" (contact person 1 or 2).
  • One is not a contact person if triple vaccinated or all have worn FFP2 mask.
  • All contact persons and positively tested persons can test themselves "free" on the 5th day.

Pregnant Persons without 2G-Proof:

  • Pregnant persons who do not have a valid 2G proof may present a negative PCR test (valid 72 hours from sample collection) instead.
  • Access to high-risk settings (e.g., 2G+ and booster+ settings) is not permitted for unvaccinated pregnant women.

PCR Test Options

The following Options are available for Testing:

  • The test station of the operator AMZ is located at the stadium Bludenz (between Gymnasium and swimming pool Bludenz).
  • PCR test stations from AMZ can be found at: www.pcr-vorarlberg.at.
  • PCR tests at AMZ test stations (e.g. at the Bludenz stadium) are free of charge for E-Card holders, for guests there is a charge (currently EUR 55.00).
  • PCR gargle tests for home use are available in all pharmacies. One-time onilne registration at: www.vorarlberg.at/vorarlberggurgelt. These PCR gargle tests are FREE for e-card holders as well as guests. Guests should indicate where they are staying in the vacation region.
  • An overview of the country testing stations can be found here. Registration at: www.vorarlberg.at/vorarlbergtestet. These PCR tests are FREE for E-Card holders as well as guests. Guests should indicate the place of stay in the vacation region.
  • Free PCR and Antigen testing is offered at the country testing stations as part of population-based testing for asymptomatic persons.

NEW: PCR Gargle Tests in Supermarkets:

  • Since 13/12/2021, PCR gargle tests for self-testing can be picked up and handed in at all Spar and Sutterlüty grocery stores in Vorarlberg.
  • These are the same tests that are available in some pharmacies.
  • The tests are FREE for locals, employees and guests. Guests simply need to provide the address of where they are staying (e.g. hotel address).
  • 3 tests can be collected per person within seven days. Registration on test.zmdx.at is required in advance.
  • Samples that are in the drop box by 10:00 (10 a.m.) will be collected daily (except Sunday) and evaluated within 24 hours.
  • The tests are currently valid for 72 h from sample collection.
  • It is sufficient if one of the family members registers with his e-mail address. In the account you can create several persons (e.g. also children).
  • Information about registration and test processing can be found here.
  • A list of all collection/drop-off points in the Alpine region can be found here.

Exit & Entry Regulations

No Virus Variant Areas from 24/01/2022

Austria will loosen entry requirements as of Monday 24/01/2022. 14 countries - including the Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark and Norway - will be removed from the list of virus variant areas.

Entry Requirements for Austria

From Monday, 24/01/2022 the current 2G-Plus entry regulation is valid for all countries. This means that Austria will only allow persons with 2G proof (vaccinated or recovered) into the country who can also present a current PCR test (max. 72 hours old) or the 3rd vaccination.

From virus variant areas, only persons with third vaccination AND a maximum 48 hours old PCR test were allowed to enter Austria until now.

This entry regulation has now been extended until 28.02.2022.

Exceptions to the 2G-Plus:

  • Persons who have received a booster vaccination (3rd shot or 2nd shot with Johnson & Johnson - also applies to recovered persons!), the PCR test obligation does not apply.
  • Pregnant women, persons who cannot be safely vaccinated and persons who enter the country for professional purposes of an international institution must present a negative PCR test upon entry. The obligation to show proof of vaccination or a certificate of recovery does not apply.
  • Commuters can continue to enter the country with a 3-G certificate.
  • The "Ninja Pass" or the "Holiday-Ninja-Pass" applies to pupils and children of compulsory school age.

Germany reclassifies Austria as a High-Risk Area

After Austria was removed from Germany's list of high-risk areas at the end of December 2021, the emergence of the Omikron variant and the resulting increased incidence of infection has again prompted Germany to place Austria on its list of high-risk areas, along with many other EU countries.

The changes were published by the Robert Koch Institute and will be effective from Sunday, 16/01/2022. Thus, Austria is listed as a high-risk area, like Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain.

Entry requirements from Austria to Germany as of 16/01/2022

  • Visitors entering and returning from a high-risk area must register in advance via www.einreiseanmeldung.de and upload their valid 3-G proof via this portal.
  • Vaccinated and recovered guests from Germany can continue to spend their vacations in Austria without having to enter quarantine upon return.
  • Those who are not recovered or vaccinated need a current negative test result (PCR or antigen test max. 48 h old) for entry and must immediately enter quarantine at their own expense for a period of at least 10 days after entry - this can be terminated after the fifth day by "free testing".
  • The German corona tests (citizen tests) are again offered free of charge in Germany. These citizen tests are sufficient to clear from a returnee quarantine.
  • These quarantine regulations also apply to children 6 years of age and older if they are not vaccinated or recovered.
  • Children under age 6 are exempt from testing, but not from quarantine requirements. For them, quarantine ends automatically after five days (without free testing), regardless of what measures apply to parents.
  • Day stay: Anyone staying in Austria for less than 24 hours is exempt from the digital entry registration and quarantine obligation when entering Germany. However, he must be able to prove a current Corona test, vaccination or recovery.

How do the 3Gs apply in relation to entry into Germany?

  • Vaccinated: A medical certificate on paper or digitally (e.g. Green Passport app for smartphone) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish is accepted as proof of complete vaccination. The completion of the basic immunization must be at least 14 days ago. Vaccination certificates are currently valid for 12 months after basic immunization (9 months from 01/02/2022).
  • Recovery: A medical test proof (e.g. a PCR lab test) on paper or digitally (e.g. Green Passport app for smartphone) in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish is also accepted as proof of recovery. Infection must have occurred at least 28 days and no more than six months ago.
  • Tested: The test proof may be in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in paper form or digitally. An antigen test may be a maximum of 48 hours old, a PCR test also a maximum of 48 hours old.

As for the return travel we kindly ask you to check the individual regulations of your country of origin.

Helpful links:
Interactive travel plan: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
Foreign Ministry Austria: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/
Germany: www.auswaertiges-amt.de
Switzerland: www.bag.admin.ch

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The federal government and the federal states are taking extensive measures to support tourism and to position our destination as a safe holiday destination. Your health has been our top concern since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic (Sars-CoV-2 pandemic).

www.vorarlberg.travel/en/visiting-safely
www.sichere-gastfreundschaft.at (German only)

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Discover three valleys and one alpine town

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Welcome to Brandnertal

A winter hike through the snowy landscape, fun on the slopes in the Brandnertal ski area, cross-country skiing on the Tschengla or a toboggan safari: every day in Brandnertal holds a new winter experience for active nature lovers and families in store. The three villages in Brandnertal - Bürs, Bürserberg and Brand - offer the ideal environment, always accompanied by a mountain panorama, warm hosts and regional delicacies.

To Brandnertal

Welcome to the Alpine Town of Bludenz

The Alpine Town of Bludenz forms the centre of the 5 surrounding valleys and combines nature, culture and city in a stimulating way. In winter the two towns - Bludenz and Nüziders - are ideal centres for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts: ten ski areas can be reached within a few minutes drive.

To the Alpine Town

Welcome to Klostertal

Klostertal provides intensive encounters with nature at the foot of the Arlberg. In winter skiers enjoy the pure natural snow slopes on the Sonnenkopf or the vastness of the nearby Ski Arlberg area. Those seeking tranquillity encounter the untouched nature on snowshoes or relax on cross-country ski trails and the winter hiking trails. Off to sporting challenges and intense nature experiences in Braz, Dalaas/Wald am Arlberg and Klösterle am Arlberg!

To Klostertal

Biosphere Reserve Großes Walsertal

Inhale - exhale - breathe deeply. Winter in the biosphere reserve is above all one thing: relaxing. Start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet, hike on snowshoes over white mountain slopes, make your turns on the slopes or simply read a good book in front of the fireplace. Free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you will discover an intact natural landscape, complemented by culinary specialities and warm hosts.

To Großes Walsertal
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