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Apres Ski Rules in Austria Dependent on COVID Levels

J2SkiNews posted 09-Oct



It's no surprise that the famously raucous après ski scene at some Austrian resorts will not be the case this coming winter, but the country's government has come up with measures to decide exactly what it can be like.

In short, it depends a lot on the impact of COVID in Austria next winter, and the rules could change quickly if things get worse, but it seems skiers that are fully vaccinated – or have evidence that they're recently recovered from a COVID 19 infection - will have the best hope of the least restricted experience.

To begin with Austria's après ski bars are to be treated as night clubs, so are subject to more strict regulations than restaurants and quieter lounge bars.

Then there's already the country's ski-resort-reopening rules of mask wearing and social distancing indoors, with the requirement that people must be able to show they are fully vaccinated, or have taken a recent negative test, or have recently recovered from COVID.

The added factor for apres ski bars and nightclubs is that if the numbers of patients in intensive care units in Austria rises above 300, restrictions will be tightened so that only those fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID would be allowed in an apres ski bar – having a negative test result would no longer be enough.

In addition local municipalities will have the powers to shut down apres ski venues completely if infection levels rise.
"There will no longer be après-ski as before the pandemic," Tyrol's governor Günther Platter told news agency Reuters.



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Tony_H
reply to 'Apres Ski Rules in Austria Dependent on COVID Levels'
posted 19-Oct

...."if infection levels rise"

Its winter, of course they will.

Do you know if the UK exemption is valid in Austria? I have managed to get away using it in Spain and Greece this summer without any problems.
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Wanderer
reply to 'Apres Ski Rules in Austria Dependent on COVID Levels'
posted 20-Oct

Tony_H wrote:...."if infection levels rise"

Its winter, of course they will.

Do you know if the UK exemption is valid in Austria? I have managed to get away using it in Spain and Greece this summer without any problems.
Was in Portugal a couple of weeks ago. As far as I know, the Brits still had to produce a negative PCR test on way in and to get back into UK. There was a test centre operating on the Marina in Vilamoura with queues of UK holidaymakers every day. EU citizens were able to rely on EU Covid Vaccine Cert.

SwingBeep
reply to 'Apres Ski Rules in Austria Dependent on COVID Levels'
posted 20-Oct

No idea what the "UK exemption" is, but the current entry requirements for Austria are to be found by clicking "Entry requirements for Austria" on the Austrian embassy web site https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-london/travelling-to-austria/coronavirus-covid-19-and-travel-abroad/

Topic last updated on 20-October-2021 at 20:37

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