Skiing in Austria 21.22

Make The Most Of Your Ski Holiday in Austria This Year

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly, BUT it is your responsibility to keep up to date with current guidelines.

Last updated 03/04/2022

All travellers

“3G” entry rules

All travellers must show either proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days or a negative test to enter Austria. PCR test results are valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling; Antigen test results are valid for 24 hours. Lateral flow self-tests are not accepted.

Without a negative test result or proof of vaccination/recovery at the time of entry, you must fill in a pre-travel clearance form and enter a 10-day quarantine. You can leave quarantine early with a negative PCR test result.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated you must show proof of this to enter Austria.

Without proof of vaccination at the time of entry, you must fill in a pre-travel clearance form and enter a 10-day quarantine. You can leave quarantine early with a negative PCR test result.

Proof of vaccination status

For two-shot vaccines (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna), you must show that you received the second injection or a booster no more than 270 days before arrival.

For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must show that you received a booster no more than 270 days before arrival.

Different vaccine validity rules apply once in Austria: two-dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days (210 days for those under 18 years old). A booster is still valid for 270 days.

Austria will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies.

Austrian immigration officials will insist on QR codes, as provided by the UK COVID Pass, as proof of vaccinations and boosters, and have denied entry to those without this evidence. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of full vaccination.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated and don’t qualify for exemptions, then you will need to prove recovery or have a negative test.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

You can enter Austria with proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 180 days.

You can use the UK COVID Pass app or the EU Covid Pass to prove a recent infection. Printed versions and medical certificates of vaccination or recovery are also accepted. An NHS email/SMS of a positive test is not sufficient to prove recovery.

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Children and young people

Children under the age of 12 do not need proof of vaccination/recovery or a test if the adult accompanying them does not need to quarantine.

Children aged 12 or over and born on or after 1 September 2006 can use the first test of their Holiday Ninja Pass to enter Austria. Find out how to apply online.

For anyone born before 1 September 2006, the adult entry rules apply.

Note: We specialise in ski and snowboard lessons, and quite often, especially at weekends we’re out on the hill. So we do encourage you to do your own research of travel restrictions or to contact your travel provider. 

Ski School Meeting Point

Sarah will be at our meeting point at the top of Gampen, wearing a New Generation jacket, with a flag beside the meeting point. We will be standing outside the Himmeleck restaurant beside the ski racks.

Please arrive early, have relevant lesson information to hand and be prepared to drop off kids or friends quickly. You should know the level you have booked and the name of the instructor before you arrive at the meeting point.

  • Kids Group Lessons

    Whippersnappers – Pro-Rider groups will meet at the top of the Gampen lift.

    Adults dropping off kids: no more than 1 adult per kid per group (ideally: if there are 3 kids in three different levels there should be three adults for each group one, to avoid that person mingling between the groups.)

  • Adult Group lessons

    All groups will meet up at Gampen in front of the restaurant from the first day on.

  • Private lessons

    Meeting up at Gampen in front of the information board at the top of the Gampen chairlift.

    First-timers we meet at the bottom at our “old” meeting point.

Please note that due to weather conditions we might have to change the meeting place, but we will be in touch to let you know where to meet. Please ensure your contact details are up to date on your online booking. You can check your details here.

You may need to provide verification of 3G status (12yrs old +), so please be prepared with:

Recovery from Covid:

  • The certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days 
  • A doctor’s note is valid for 180 days; a PCR Test as proof needs to be added
  • An isolation order for a person who had a proven sickness from covid within 180 days before being tested.

Or vaccination:

  • Green pass (EU)
  • Yellow Vaccination pass or card
  • E-vaccination pass

Or a negative test:

  • PCR test results are valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling;
  • Antigen test results are valid for 24 hours. Lateral flow self-tests are not accepted.

Please also bring an ID and an FFP2 face mask. Buffs may not be accepted so please bring a mask.

We’d also recommend bringing your children a photocopy of their ID, to prove their age.

Covid19 testing opportunities for people without symptoms.

The following testing facilities are available in the holiday region St. Anton am Arlberg by appointment by telephone:

  • Dr. Helene Mall

    Bahnhofstraße 5, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 30392

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Markus Sprenger

    Marktstraße 26, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 3200

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Josef Knierzinger

    Dorfstraße 8, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 2828

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Christian Klimmer

    Hnr. 58a, 6574 Pettneu am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5448 22286

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

Despite the already available PCR gargle tests (throat flush tests) offered in Spar and M-Preis branches, St Anton has decided to ensure a further test option for PCR and antigen tests a new Test Centre in the Arlbergsaal – operated by the Arlberg pharmacy. With this test centre, they want to make testing as easy, quick and uncomplicated as possible for our guests, employees and locals.

  • The test centre is currently open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Parking spaces are available directly at the Arlbergsaal.
  • Basically, availabilities are set up in such a way that testing (PCR & antigen test) should be possible without registration or long waiting times.
  • The antigen and PCR tests are free of charge for people who have an Austrian social security number. It is important that the person to be tested must present ID and an e-card (social security number) during the test. For people who don’t hold an Austrian social security number, the costs are as follows:
    • Antigen test EUR 35
    • PCR test EUR 65.

Please note that only card payments are accepted at the Test Centre. PCR test results are available within a maximum of 24 hours.

Public Transport

FFP2 facemasks are generally compulsory in indoor spaces as well as public transport, in shops and when entering restaurants and for physical services.

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Stopp Corona App

We strongly recommend you download the ‘Stopp Corona-App’ of the Austrian Federal Government and the Austrian Red Cross, to enable contact tracing outside of individual companies’ own tracing methods.

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