information regarding Covid-19

Important information about the summer operation in Gastein 

 

As soon as the government decides on which Covid-regulations will apply for the winter season, you will find them on this website.

 

Since May 19th 2021, Austria will be guided by the ECDC map for risk areas when entering the country:

  • Green/orange areas: Can travel freely from these areas
  • Light red areas: Entry only for those who have been tested, have had Corona and those who have been vaccinated
  • Dark red areas: Entry only for those of have been tested, have had Corona or those who have been vaccinated + 10-day quarantine (can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test on the 5th day)

When entering Austria, please observe both the Austrian regulations and the regulations in your home country.
Further details on entry, current exemptions etc.: In the extensive FAQ on the website of the Ministry of Health or on this official website of the EU.

The Gasteiner Bergbahnen and Dorfgasteiner Bergbahnen with their summer cable cars will take all necessary measures so that you can experience greatest mountain experience in Gastein with the greatest possible safety. Please also respect our COVID-19 rules for safe coexistence!

Here you will find the open summer lifts and infrastructure on the mountain.

 

All information will be continuously updated. Last update on 22.07.2021.
The current legal regulations apply. All information is subject to change.

 

 

Corona Safety Measures for the summer operation in Gastein 


In order to guarantee the safety of all summer athletes, the following regulations currently apply to the lifts:

  • A FFP2 mask has to be worn permanent in all cable cars and chair lifts with a weather protection hood by everybody from the age of 6.
  • Moreover, there is a permanent compulsory use of FFP2 mask in all enclosed rooms like buildings, toilets, in all public transport and while queuing in enclosed buildings.
  • Children from the age of 6 to the age of 14 are allowed to wear a close-fitting mechanical protective device (MNS) that covers the mouth and nose area instead of the mask.
  • In order to guarantee everybody’s safety, the requirement to wear a FFP2 mask in the prescribed areas applies, without exception, to every guest over the age of six.


In order to use the lifts, you do not need any proof that you have recovered, tested or vaccinated until November 1st, 2021. What does apply, however, is wearing an FFP2 mask in closed gondolas and lifts.


All cable cars and lifts will be aired as best as possible – Please ensure you air adequately during your ride (open windows, open the weather protection cover, etc.). 
All lift facilities (cable cars, chairlifts,…) will be regularly disinfected.


All cable cars and lifts can be filled to a capacity of 100%. 


Disinfection possibilities are in the toilet facilities and at the ticket office area.


Guests will be made aware of the current Corona safety regulations by means of signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.

By using the Contact Tracing APP 'STOP CORONA' of the Austrian Red Cross you are helping to tackle to spread of the Corona virus – it is recommended that you use this.

Download app here

 

Hotels & Accommodation

The Hotels are open! The following regulations apply:

 

  • No face mask is needed.
  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested. 
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Negative antigen test from test street, pharmacy, etc .: 24 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • If only the accommodation is provided without any services or gastronomy, then a negative entrance-test (Antigen-test) is valid for the whole stay. If the accommodation facility offers any service or gastronomy, then the rules of the gastronomy below apply.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry
  • When using other services or catering in the hotel, a self-test must be carried out under supervision on site every two days after a stay that exceeds the validity of the entry test.
  • The regulations for wellness operations are analogous to wellness and leisure facilities.
  • Every accommodation provider must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • The same rules apply to hotel catering as to general catering.

 

Huts & Gastronomy

The huts and gastronomy are open! The following regulations apply:

 

  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested.
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Negative antigen test from test street, pharmacy, etc .: 24 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Self-test at the loaction: only valid for the respective location an only for one visit
    • For children the school-tests are also valid for the visit of the gastronomy
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry if they stay longer than 15 minutes (doesn’t apply to take away)
  • There are no restrictions concerning the number of people in one group.
  • The consumption can take place while sitting as well as while standing. 
  • Self-service buffets can be operated subject to hygiene requirements
  • Every catering business must create a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • An FFP2 mask is not mandatory for employees with customer contact as long as they are either tested, vaccinated or recovered.
  • There is no curfew any more, only the one of the respective restaurant/club.

Note

All contents of this page have been compiled in the best of the editor's knowledge and belief. All contents and information may be subject to alterations. State regulations form the legal basis for operation. Information and material regarding protective measures have been provided by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce – Division Ropeways.

 

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