Your Safe Visit in Kleinwalsertal

CAREFUL | GENTLE | SAFE

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Entry & return

Information on travel regulations for Guests

Kleinwalsertal (municipality of Mittelberg) is not a high risk area (exception to the German travel warning of 12.11.2021), for German travelers this means:
  • You do not have to register with before returning home to Germany (no digital entry registration)
  • There are no quarantine regulations, not even for children under 12
What should be considered when traveling to Kleinwalsertal?
  • No registration (pre-travel clearance) is required for travel to Kleinwalsertal. Kleinwalsertal is exempt from the Austrian entry regulations.
  • For the check-in in the hotel, in a vacation apartment or camping site you always need a proof (recovered or vaccinated). Further information here.
  • 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 to the return to Switzerland?
  • For the entry or return from Vorarlberg to Switzerland (or from Switzerland to Vorarlberg) there are no changes due to the new entry regulations of Switzerland from 17.9., it is still possible without restrictions!
  • For information: From Monday, September 20, 2021, persons who are not vaccinated or recovered must present a negative test upon entry. All persons entering the country will also be required to complete an entry form. Persons traveling through Switzerland without a stopover, as well as cross-border commuters and persons entering from border areas, which includes all of Vorarlberg, are exempt from the test and form requirement.
What applies for guests from the Netherlands ?

 

  • Guests from the Netherlands must check the validity of their 2G certificate in time for their vacation in Kleinwalsertal: Janssen vaccinations (Johnson&Johnson) are only valid from 3rd January if a second vaccination has been given. All information on the validity of G proofs can be found here.
  • Austria is currently listed as a "high risk area" by the Netherlands, for the return journey to the Netherlands this means that everyone 12 years and older needs a valid 3G proof.

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

In addition to prevention and hygiene concepts in the companies, the 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered) has been binding in Austria since 8th November 2021. This means that PCR or antigen tests are no longer valid as proof of access.


A 2G proof of entry is mandatory for:

 

  • Staying in a hotel / guesthouse / vacation apartment / campsite.
  • Gastronomy (indoor & outdoor), sports and leisure facilities, Christmas markets and body-related services (e.g. hairdresser)
  • cablecars & lifts/ski resorts
  • Applies to children 12 years and older
What proofs apply to the 2G rule and how long are they valid?


Proof of vaccination:

  • A vaccination is valid in Austria for nine months from the day of the 2nd vaccination, after which a 3rd dose is required for valid proof of entry!
  • Also a cross vaccination (e.g. first vaccination with AstraZeneca, second vaccination with a mRNA vaccine) is valid.
  • A vaccination with Johnson & Johnson is currently still valid for 9 months from the 22nd day after vaccination, from 3/1/2022 a 2nd dose is required for a valid proof of access.
  • Proof of vaccination is the EU-compliant vaccination certificate, the yellow vaccination card, a vaccination card and a printout or PDF (e.g. on a cell phone) of the data from the e-vaccination card.
  • Approved vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna

OR

Recovery Certificate:

  • A certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days 
  • A physician's certificate is valid for 180 days after an expired infection with SARS-CoV-2. This must have been detected by molecular biology (e.g., PCR test). 
  • An official segregation notice is also valid for 180 days. 
  • Antibody tests are NOT valid as G detection anymore.

What is valid for vaccination after recovery?

Provided there was a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days prior to vaccination or there is already evidence of neutralizing antibodies at the time of vaccination, proof of vaccination is valid for 270 days from the time of initial vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. 


Who is exempt from the 2-G rule? 
  • The only exceptions are people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons. In such cases, evidence from an authorized body of a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours, must be presented together with a medical certificate.

  • Pregnant women are exempt from the 2-G rule; they can provide a PCR test instead.

Antigen test, self-test under supervision & PCR-Screening (free of charge)

In the test station in the Walserhaus in Hirschegg, guests and locals can take a free antigen test which is carried out by medical staff, a supervised self-test or a PCR-screening.

  • An appointment is required for all tests. 

Opening times of the test station in the Walserhaus for rapid antigen test, self-test under supervision & PCR-screening:

  • Monday: 4:30 pm. - 7:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 10:00 am. - 12:30 pm. and 2:30 pm. - 6:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 8:00 am. - 12:30 pm. and 2:30 pm. - 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday & Sunday: closed

The test result of the PCR screenings is usually available in the course of the next day from sample collection. However, no liability, warranty or guarantee can be given for keeping of this processing time, as the service provision and/or keeping of certain deadlines depends on various factors such as laboratory capacities and transport logistics.

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 accommodation is currently closed due to the lockdown in Austria.
  • For the stay in the hotel / vacation apartment / pension / campsite you need a 2G proof (vaccination or recovery).
  • The 2G rule applies to children from 12 years.
  • FFP2 mask requirement in the generally accessible areas (from 14 years, mouth and nose protection from 6 years)
  • For employees in the hotel & catering industry, a 3G rule applies at the workplace.
  • Each accommodation has its own prevention concept and a Covid-19 representative.
  • 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 gastronomy is currently closed due to the lockdown in Austria.

 

  • Required for visiting restaurants or cafés (indoor & outdoor) is a  2G certificate (vaccined, or recovered).
  •  The 2G rule applies to children 12 years and older
  • FFP2 mask required when entering (from 14 years, mouth and nose protection from 6 years)
  • Contact tracking: Register with your contact details. The majority of businesses in Kleinwalsertal use a digital QR code solution from the company mtms Solutions. You don't need an app for this, all recorded data is deleted after 28 days.
  •  If possible, reserve a table in advance.
  • Follow the general hygiene rules.
  • For employees in the hotel & catering industry, a 3G rule applies at the workplace.
  • Takeaway is possible without proof of access, please wear a FFP2 mask in this case.
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Cable Cars & Lifts

Information about Cable Cars & Lifts

Austria/Vorarlberg:

The Kanzelwandbahn is expected to go into operation in week 49, start Ifen, Walmendingerhorn, Talskigebiet is planned from 17th December 2021.

Bergbahnen Austria - Kanzelwand, Ifen, Walmendingerhorn, valley ski area.

  • A 2G proof is required, applies to children from 12 years. This is valid until further notice and according to current information also for the winterseason 21/22.
  • General FFP2 mask obligation
  • Due to current legislation, ski tickets are currently only sold to people with valid 2G proof.
  • There are no capacity restrictions


Germany/Bavaria 

Söllereck from 3th December to 12th December always from Friday to Sunday in 2G+ test operation; daily operation from 17th December.
Start of season at Nebelhorn and Fellhorn expected on 17th December

Bergbahnen Germany - Nebelhorn, Fellhorn & Söllereck.

  • 2G+ proof required, applies to people from 18 years. Vaccinated and recovered persons additionally need a valid test (antigen test 24h or PCR test 48h). NO test can be taken at the mountain lifts.
  • Children younger than 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide 2G+ proof. Until 31st December  students up to and including 17 years are also exempt from the 2G+ rule.
  • There is no capacity limit per cabin/lift, only a maximum capacity per ski area.
  • General FFP2 mask obligation from 15 years, MNP from 6 years

Mountain lift gastronomy Germany - Nebelhorn, Fellhorn & Söllereck

  • 2G proof (vaccinated or recovered) required in indoor gastronomy, applies to children 12 years and older
  • Obligation to wear a FFP2 mask up to the table

For further information on safety measures at the mountain railroads, please visit the OK Bergbahnen website.

 

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Walserbus

IMportant Information regarding the Walserbus

  • You protect yourself and other passengers by wearing an FFP2 mask or close-fitting mouth and nose protection.
  • 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

Aktuell ist der Handel (außer Geschäfte des täglichen Bedarfs) aufgrund des Lockdowns in Österreich geschlossen.

 

  • Currently, a 2G proof of duty also applies to trade / rental (except for shops in daily demand)
  • A general FFP2 mask obligation applies in all stores (from 14 years, from 6 years mouth-nose protection).
  • 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.
  • For visiting hairdressers or other body-related services (cosmetics, pedicures, massages etc.) the 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered) applies for adults and children from the age of 12.  All information about the testing and access can be found here.
  • Follow the general hygiene and distance rules.
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SKI & MOUNTAIN SCHOOLS

Important information FOR Ski & Mountain Schools

  • Please use the possibility to book the course online in advance or to clarify questions by phone.
  • FFP2 masks are compulsory indoors (from 14 years, mouth-nose protection from 6 years).
  • Small group sizes and as little change as possible within the winter sports classes.
  • Data protection compliant contact tracing
  • Please also note the currently valid rules at the mountain railroads or for the purchase of lift tickets as well as for a visit to a restaurant.

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.