Your Safe Visit in Kleinwalsertal

CAREFUL | GENTLE | SAFE

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Entry & return

Information on travel regulations for Guests

What should be considered when traveling to Kleinwalsertal?
  • For entry to Kleinwalsertal there are no registration (pre-travel clearance) or testing obligations (also not for children under 12 years).
  • For checking-in in the hotel, in a apartments or campsite you do not need a G-certificate (recovered, vaccinated or tested). Hiever, some accommodations keep the G-regulation, please check directly with your host
  • Please note that a vacation or day trip always depends on the regulations in your home town. Please inform yourself at the responsible authorities about the regulations for departure or return.

What applies on the return journey to Germany?
  • Kleinwalsertal is not a high-risk area. This means that there is no obligation to register (digital entry registration) and no quarantine for children under the age of six when returning to Germany (even if they do not yet hav a vaccination or recovery certificate).
  • The general obligation to take tests when entering Germany still applies. This means that everyone aged six and over needs a current negative test certificate, certificate of recovery or certificate of vaccination. In principle, COVID tests (antigen tests or PCR tests) may be no more than 48 hours old at the time of entry. Children under the age of six are exempt from the obligation to provide proof.

What applies to the return to Switzerland?
  • Stricter entry regulations have been in force for entry into Switzerland since December 20, 2021: Vaccinated and convalescent people must also present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test and fill out the digital entry form before entering Switzerland.
  • Return journey from Kleinwalsertal / Vorarlberg to Switzerland: People who travel through Switzerland without stopping, cross-border commuters and people who come from border areas, including all of Vorarlberg, are exempt from the test and form requirement.
  • Travelcheck to enter Switzerland
What applies for guests from the Netherlands ?
  • Even though G-proof is no longer required in Austria, you may still need proof for your accommodation, please check directly with your host.
  • Should your host require a G-proof, please note: As a 2G proof, a Janssen vaccination (Johnson&Johnson) is only valid since January 3, if a second vaccination has taken place. In addition, the validity of vaccination certificates in Austria has been shortened: second vaccination valid for six months from the day of vaccination (seven months for those under 18).
  • No registration or additional PCR test is required for travel to Kleinwalsertal. However, many hosts require a negative test result at check-in for safety reasons.
  • The entry from Austria to the Netherlands is only possible with 3-G proof (tested, recovered, vaccinated). However, you do not have to go into quarantine.

Further helpful information for travelers in the EU can be found at reopen.europa.eu/de.

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Testing & aCCESS

Information on Covid-19-testing options for guests

Teststation Walserhaus

As of 01 April, the range of tests available throughout Austria will be significantly reduced. Thus, only PCR tests that are prescribed by the authorities will be taken at the test station in Walserhaus.


PCR gargle tests

PCR gargle test kits are available in the Walsertal pharmacy in Riezlern:

  • Everyone can do up to 5 tests per month for free. Guests can also use this offer. The place of stay (e.g. hotel address) must be entered as the address.
  • Online registration is required to pick up the test kits at www.test.zmdx.at.

Tests are done at home, then returned to the pharmacy and forwarded to the lab. Deadlines for drop-off are Monday through Saturday and no later than 9:00 am.

The result should be available within 24 hours via SMS. However, delays may occur if demand is high.
Instructions for the PCR gargle tests can be found here. (german language only)

 

Doctors in Kleinwalsertal

Doctors in Kleinwalsertal also offer a PCR test (EUR 150.00) or a rapid antigen test (EUR 30.00) by appointment. More information on the doctors.

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Accommodation

Important Information on your accommodation

The Covid measures were largely lifted in Austria. Generally, you will then no longer need a G-proof to check-in at your accommodation or to visit a restaurant.

  • Please check directly with your host which security measures apply. It may be that establishments have stricter rules than the legally required measures.
  • No general FFP2 mask obligation indoors, only a recommendation (house rules - each company can handle individually)
  • Proven prevention concepts and COVID officers will be maintained everywhere.

 

 
  • With participating hosts, you can enjoy flexible cancellation conditions as part of Flexi-Book.
  • For optimal insurance protection, we also recommend taking out travel insurance, e.g. from Europäische Reiseversicherung.
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Gastronomy

Information for Visiting Restaurants, Cafés and Huts

The Covid measures were largely lifted in Austria. Generally, you will then no longer need a G-proof to visit a restaurant, café or hut.

  • Night catering, stand-up catering and bar operations are again permitted.
  • No general FFP2 mask obligation indoors, only a recommendation (house rules - each company can handle individually)
  • Proven prevention concepts and COVID officers will be maintained everywhere.
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Cable Cars & Lifts

Information about Cable Cars & Lifts

  • No more G proof required at the OK Bergbanen.
  • No general FFP2 mask obligation indoors, only a recommendation (house rules - each company can handle individually)

Further information on safety measures and the special features of ticket purchases can be found at the OK Bergbahnen website.

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Walserbus

IMportant Information regarding the Walserbus

  • FFP2 masks are mandatory (FFP2 from 14 years old, mouth-nose protection from 6 years old) on the bus and at bus stops.
  • Keep your distance where possible and observe the general rules of hygiene.
  • All buses are cleaned and disinfected daily.
  • All buses were equipped with highly efficient virus filter systems from EvoBus. In addition, a powerful air conditioning system ensures a constant exchange of air with a short circulation time of 3-4 minutes.
  • For additional fresh air, the doors at numerous stops are opened every 2-5 minutes.
  • Repeater buses are used at peak times.
  • The Walserbus scouts are helpful contacts for all questions about the Walserbus. They also pay attention to compliance with the corona measures on the buses and at the stops.

For legal reasons, it is not possible to limit the number of passengers for public transportation. Despite a high frequency and the use of repeater buses, the Walserbus can reach capacity limits at certain times during the high season. If that happens, please wait few minutes for the next bus or  plan your day anticyclically.

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Retail & Rental 

Information for visiting Shops, rental, hairstylists and cosmetics

  • FFP2 mask obligation (FFP2 from 14 years of age, MNS from 6 years of age) only in shops of the vital trade (e.g. pharmacies and food retail trade). 
  • Please reserve rental equipment in advance online or by phone to avoid waiting times on site. If possible or if available, use the online check-in.
  • All rental items are cleaned and disinfected after use.
  • Follow the general hygiene and distance rules.
  • You no longer need a G certificate, but a company can continue stricter measures, please check directly.
  • No general FFP2 mask obligation indoors, only a recommendation (house rules - each company can handle individually)
  • Follow the general hygiene and distance rules.
Sunrise Ochsenhofer heads | ©  Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold

SKI & MOUNTAIN SCHOOLS

Important information FOR Ski & Mountain Schools

Covid measures have been largely lifted in Austria, you do not need a G certificate to take part in ski lessons.

 

INFORMATION About DOCTORS IN KLEINWALSERTAL

Please make an appointment by phone during office hours.

The doctor on duty can be reached outside office hours via the telephone number given below.

When suffering from signs of illness (ce.g. cough, breathing difficulties, fever, runny nose, sore throat or ear), please call one of the doctors.