Elisabeth Kstinger (VP), Minister of Tourism of Austria, speaks at a press conference on regulations in winter tourism. / picture alliance, APA, Hans Punz
Vienna In Austria, the so-called 3G rule will apply on the ski slopes in the coming winter sports season. Cable car operators are only allowed to transport people who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered against COVID-19, as the government announced in Vienna today. There will be no distance rules and capacity restrictions for the ski lifts, but there will be an FFP2 mask requirement.
Should the utilization of the intensive care units with corona patients increase, the rules for unvaccinated winter sports enthusiasts will be tightened. I am convinced that with these framework conditions a carefree, safe winter season will be possible in our country, said Tourism Minister Elisabeth Kstinger at a press conference in Vienna.
There are currently around 200 intensive care beds in Austria occupied with COVID-19 patients. If the number rises to 300, unvaccinated people are no longer allowed to visit aprs-ski bars, even with negative test results, said Health Minister Wolfgang Mckstein.
From this level onwards, cable cars, restaurants and hotels are no longer allowed to accept self-tests. From an intensive occupancy rate of 400 beds, unvaccinated negative PCR tests must be demonstrated. The less precise antigen tests are then no longer sufficient. © dpa / aerzteblatt.de