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Safe holidays in Upper Austria - current information about the corona virus for guests and tourists

Thanks to the successful implementation of the measures to contain the corona virus,  a summer vacation in Upper Austria is possible again. Step by step, gastronomy, accommodation, leisure and cultural facilities have been reopened. Our hosts look forward to seeing you again. Here is an overview of the most important information and regulations for a mindful and safe summer vacation 2020.

 

Travel to Upper Austria - are there any restrictions?

Entry to Austria is possible without restrictions from all EU countries with the exception of Bulgaria, Romania, Great Britain, Sweden and Portugal. The previous restrictions regarding quarantine or COVID-19 test no longer apply when entering these countries. We look forward to welcoming our guests to Upper Austria.

Please note: This regulation applies only to people who are domiciled or habitually resident in above mentioned countries and to Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in a country other than Austria or the states mentioned in the past 14 days. 

There are currently international travel and entry restrictions to Austria for travelers from high-risk areas. Countries with a travel warning in connection with the coronavirus are considered risk areas. For more information on travel warnings, please visit the website of the Ministry of European and International affairs


Current travel, border and traffic information can be found on following pages:

 

    Staying safe - what can I contribute?

    With the opening of the gastronomy businesses, the accommodation and the leisure time facilities it's possible to spend holidays in Upper Austria again. If we adhere to a few rules of conduct, we are safe together.

    Wearing mouth-nose protection is mandatory in public spaces. Specifically, this means:

    • In catering businesses guests must wear mouth-nose protection on the way to and from the table; the mouth-nose protection can be removed at the table. This also applies to guest gardens. Up to ten guests can sit at tables. Catering establishments may keep open until 1:00 a.m.
    • In accommodation businesses it is mandatory to wear a mouth-nose protection indoors, in the outdoor areas the 1-meter distance must be observed.
    • Sports and leisure facilities: The mouth-nose protection obligation applies in closed sports facilities - sports and related personal hygiene are excluded if a distance of at least one meter can be guaranteed. The training at the assigned training device or training place is also exempt from the duty to protect the mouth and nose.
    • Mouth and nose protection must also be worn in all shops and supermarkets, official buildings,
      pharmacies, taxis, banks, post offices, service companies, in the health sector and in public transport.
    • Events: If the one meter safety distance can not be guaranteed, the mouth and nose protection must also be worn at events - even outdoors.
    • Religious sites: Mouth and nose protection must be worn when entering closed religious places. It can be temporarily removed from the seat and for religious purposes. A distance of one meter from others who do not live in the same household must be observed.
    • Exceptions: For children up to the age of 6 and for people who cannot be expected to wear mouth and nose protection for health reasons.

     

    General rules: 

    • If the distance of one meter from other people cannot be maintained in the outside area, wearing a nose and throat protection is also mandatory here.
    • Keep a distance of 1 meter from people with whom you do not live in the same household.
    • Avoid shaking hands and hugging when greeting.
    • Wash hands several times a day for at least 30 seconds.
    • Sneeze or cough in the crook of the arm or in a handkerchief.

     

    Can I cancel my holiday?

    In the event of cancellation or if you decide not to make your trip, the standard cancellation conditions of the respective accommodation company generally apply. Please contact your accommodation provider or your travel insurance company directly for further information.

     

    Where can I find up-to-date and official information on the current situation around COVID-19?

    The Austrian Ministry of Health provides information on its website regarding the current spread of the virus worldwide and on the current situation in Austria. You can also find daily updated information from the Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES) and the Federal government of Upper Austria.

     

    How can I protect myself against potential infection?

    Wash your hands several times each day with soap and water or use an alcohol-based disinfectant, cover your mouth and nose with a paper tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and avoid direct contact with people who are ill. Keep a safety distance of at least 1 meter. In addition, nose and mouth protection must be worn in shops and public means of transport.

    For information on transmission, symptoms and prevention, you can also call Austria’s national health number on 1450 or contact the dedicated AGES coronavirus info line 0800 555 621.

     

    If infection is suspected

    If you have symptoms or the suspect that you have become infected, put yourself in quarantine and call the health hotline 1450 for further instructions.