Hiking Holidays in Times of Coronavirus

    Enjoying Austria’s wonderful nature and fresh air in times of Coronavirus: We answer your most important questions about hiking holidays in Austria.

    What are the safety regulations in huts?
    The same regulations apply to mountain huts as restaurants (please find the current regulations here). A minimum distance of one metre must be kept to those outside of your own group.

    Can you stay overnight in mountain huts?
    Yes. A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be kept to those from other households in dormitories and shared rooms. Some huts have taken structural measures to ensure this distance is kept. You need to book your bed in advance and bring your own sleeping bag!

    What are the rules for cable cars?
    A face mask must be worn on cable cars. Find out more about Austrian cable car measures here.

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      Entry Regulations for Austria

      Guests from most European countries can enter without any restrictions. Exceptions are Albania, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, and certain regions in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Spain and Portugal - travellers coming from high-risk countries/regions such as these need to present a negative COVID-19 test.Outside of Europe, residents of the following countries can enter Austria without restriction: Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, Uruguay. Residents of other countries outside the Schengen Area cannot enter Austria at the moment.Please be sure to check your home country's travel warnings in addition to Austrian regulations.

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