Ski and Winter Holidays in Times of Coronavirus

    We answer your most important questions about ski and winter holidays in Austria.


    Restrictions in Place

    The following measures are in place in Austria's ski resorts:

    • Hotels are closed to leisure travellers/tourists.
    • Restaurants can only offer takeout/delivery services (except in the province of Vorarlberg).
    • Strict entry restrictions into Austria are in place.
    • Cable cars have reopened. However, due to entry restrictions and hotel closures, skiing is only possible for locals.
    • Events are cancelled. Certain exemptions apply to the province of Vorarlberg.
    Find all measures here
    Snow shoe hiking

    Nobody knows what will happen next in the pandemic. Should I book a winter holiday for next season?

    On 19 May, hotels and restaurants in Austria will reopen. Whilst it is difficult to say what will happen between now and next winter, we do know that many accommodations are currently offering very flexible cancellation conditions. We recommend you contact your preferred establishment to discuss the options. Many tour operators have also developed programmes to make sure you can book your holiday with confidence. In the meantime, we have summarised current regulations in Austria for you below.

    Rules and Regulations from 19 May

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      Find all information on Austria's entry requirements here
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