Austrian golden nun as corona high-risk area. The ski season is about to start. Skiers from North Rhine-Westphalia now have to know that.
- It wasn’t long before the new ski season started in Austria. However, Austria is once again a high-risk corona area.
- What when and what do skiers from NRW pay attention to when entering and leaving Austria?
- We have collected the most important rules for skiers from NRW.
Winter is coming and with it the new ski season 2021/22. Even if the number of members from North Rhine-Westphalia in the West German Ski Association has been falling for 15 years (over 53,000), more than 40,000 people are still organized in the Ski Association. And not just the ski areas on the doorstep (Winterberg 2021 ski season: What holidaymakers need to know now) But also die in the Alps are planning the start of the season. Holidaymakers from NRW must observe these rules when entering and leaving Austria.
the winter in Austria last year was probably canceled – according to government regulations, hotels and indoor restaurants are not allowed to open – the ski areas are now hoping for a tourist again, including many from North Rhine-Westphalia.
Risk area Austria: Ischgl plant Season start at the end of November
Ischgl – a hotspot at the beginning of the corona pandemic in Europe – the season starts on November 25th. The corona rules are tightened again, the 2G rule applies. “Wherever 3-G was previously in effect, only vaccinated and recovered people have access. This is gold-plated from the age of 16,” says the website. There is no obligation to wear a face mask in the gondola lifts. Mouth and nose protection or an FFP2 mask are recommended by the operators. In principle, the 2G rule applies in many areas of public life in Austria.
The winter season started a few days later in the Zillertal Arena: From December 4th, the first lifts will transport skiers to the summit here.
Risk area Austria: Corona case numbers continue to rise
The number of corona cases continues to rise in Austria. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the country will again be a high-risk area from Sunday (November 14th). From Monday, a lockdown will apply to unvaccinated people in Austria.
Both Ischgl and the Zillertal are in the state of Tyrol. Here the seven-day incidence is 787 (as of November 13). This means that Tyrol is just below the state incidence, which is currently 815. For comparison: the seven-day incidence in North Rhine-Westphalia is 162.6 and in Germany 289.
Which rules and when do skiers from NRW observe when entering Austria?
It is currently possible for people from Germany to enter Austria without quarantine. The 3G rules apply:
- Tested: The PCR test must not be older than 72 hours, a rapid antigen test must not be older than 48 hours.
- Vaccinated: The vaccination is valid for a period of 360 days from the time of the second vaccination or a further vaccination. More information about the vaccines and time periods can be found here.
- Recovered: Evidence of recovery gilds 180 days after surviving an infection with corona. Antibody detection is valid for 90 days.
What When do skiers have to watch out for re-entering North Rhine-Westphalia?
When entering Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia from the high-risk area of Austria, the persons are obliged to www.einreiseanmeldung.de to register. In principle, there is a quarantine obligation.
Read here: Do vaccinated contact persons in NRW still have to be in corona quarantine?
However: Anyone who can provide proof of a valid vaccination or convalescence card does not have to be in quarantine. All others can test themselves free by a negative test after five days. For people under the age of twelve, the quarantine automatically ends on the fifth day.
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