Safe winter holidays in 2020/21

Current information from the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region

This page will be continually updated and extended. Subjects to change. 18.01.2021

Dear Friends of the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region,

The winter season is fast approaching and we look forward to welcoming you to our region.

We intend to make the best time of your year as safe as possible for all our guests and take Covid-19 protective measures very seriously. Protecting the safety of us all is our top priority, which is why we adhere strictly to regulations issued by the Austrian government. 
 

We will keep you up to date on all new regulations and/or provisions that may come into force.

Protective Measures Imposed by the Austrian Government

The Austrian Federal Government has once again tightened the current measures to curb coronavirus. This includes an extension of the existing lockdown to 7. February, 2021. After that, a gradual opening is foreseen, especially in retail and services with close physical contact. The accomodation provides and catering establishements will remain closed until the end of February. Ski resorts are still open.

PRE-TRAVEL CLEARANCE FORM

Since 19 December 2020 there has been a 10-day obligatory quarantine for persons entering Austria from a Corona risk area. There are plans to classify risk areas on the basis of the 14-day incidence rate of positive Coronavirus cases. All countries with a rate higher than 100 will be classified as risk areas. After five days, travellers can take a PCR or antigen test at their own expense. Only if the test is negative, can they end their quarantine earlier. Exceptions apply for business travellers and commuters, for example. Before entering Austria you must complete this Pre-Travel Clearance Form. More...

Pre-Travel Clearance Form

 

SAFETY IN THE SKI AREAS

Based on recommendations by the trade association and requirements laid down by the Austrian government (as of 24.09.2020), Zillertal cable car operators have made careful preparations for the coming winter season.

VIEW MEASURES

Understandably, you will have some questions

Start your winter holiday well-informed

Safe on the Slopes

The Mayrhofen ski area will not start the season on 24.12.2020 with opening the Horbergbahn. The most recent regulation of the Federal Government prohibits the opening of the ski area until (provisionally) 24. December.

FFP2-Mask are required in the Horbergbahn, Schneekar and Unterbergalm!
 FFP2-Masks available at the Horbergbahn cash deks for € 3.00 (while stocks last).
Read more

Questions & Answers Surrounding COVID-19

The most important questions and answers surrounding COVID-19, information on restrictions when entering or leaving the country, what must be considered when using public transport, as well as how many CoV-cases there are in Tyrol,... can be found here.

Safe Hospitality

Austria is famous for its warm hospitality!

Guidlines for safe social interaction can be found here.

FAQs

mouth and nose protection

QUESTION:

Which mouth and nose protection (MNP)?
 

ANSWER:

Wearing an MNP is mandatory from the age of 6 when using our cable cars, chairlifts, drag lifts and magic carpets as well as in all marked areas (e.g. cash desks, access areas, etc.).
In all cabins and on chairlifts with weather protection bubbles, only FFP2-masks or masks corresponding to a higher standard are considered MNP’s.
In all other cases, an MNP in the form of a commercially available medical mask, a bandana or similar must be worn.

Bookings/Cancellations/Refunds

Question: 

What is the situation regarding bookings/cancellations/refunds if travel restrictions are introduced again because of Covid 19?


Answer:

Covid-19 related travel restrictions must prevent you to travel on your intended day of arrival and/or subsequent days, in order for you to be able to cancel your booking free of charge.

Here is an example: Your stay is booked from 27.12.2020-02.01.2021
In mid-November, the borders are closed until 01.01.2021. Free cancellation is possible.
In mid-November, the borders are closed until 15.12.2021. Free cancellation is not possible, as it is possible to arrive here again as from 16.12.2021.
Should a new lockdown come into force during your stay, the unconsumed days will be reimbursed.

Here is an excerpt from the Austrian Hotel Contract Conditions:

Prevention from arrival
5.7 If the Party is prevented from arriving at the accommodating establishment on the date of arrival since this is impossible due to unforeseeable extraordinary events (e.g. extreme snowfall, floods etc.), the Party shall not be obliged to pay the agreed remuneration for the date of arrival.

5.8 The obligation to pay the remuneration for the booked stay shall revive as soon as the arrival becomes possible again provided that it becomes possible within three days. .

TRAVEL INSURANCE

QUESTION:

How can I protect myself as best as possible under travel law when booking accommodation?
 

ANSWER:

We recommend taking out travel insurance for the coming winter season. Many of our accommodation providers offer Europäische Reiseversicherung (European Travel Insurance) when you make your reservation. This now covers Covid-19 illness, just like any other unexpected serious illness.

Go to Europäischen Reiseversicherung (European Travel Insurance)

Current Figures

QUESTION:

How many CoV cases are there in Tyrol?

 

ANSWER:

The latest figures on corona infections in Tyrol can be found here.

Information Portal on Travel Regulations

The European Commission has made an interactive map available on reopen.europe.eu which you can use to find out about applicable travel regulations and measures relating to services and health and safety in the EU member states. The data is updated weekly and is intended to make travel planning easier.

CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS

QUESTION:
Which regulations apply to restaurants?


ANSWER:

  • Restaurants may only offer take-out food from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for collection only, direct consumption in the catering establishment is no longer permitted (exception: canteens and accommodation establishments for the catering of their guests)
  • Food can be delivered around the clock.

 

▲ Contact Tracing in Mayrhofen-Hippach

Ski schools

QUESTION:
How are the ski courses regulated in winter 2020/21?

ANSWER:
The rules laid down in the COVID measures regulation apply:

  • A minimum of 1 metre distance to persons who do not live in the same household, and
  • obligatory face coverings in the customer areas of the skiing school.


In addition, the Austrian Association of Skiing Schools (ÖSSV) has created a practical manual for lessons given by skiing schools and snow sports instructors: Link to the manual for skiing schools


The recommendations include:

  • Maximum group sizes of 10 persons
  • Keeping the same groups
  • COVID-19 tests for skiing instructors – to this end the federal government will include skiing instructors in the Safe Hospitality testing programme
  • Additional hygiene measures
     

BOOK SKI COURSES ONLINE
Use the opportunity to book your ski course contactless on myzillertal.app.

Overview of all SKI and SNOWBOARD SCHOOLS in Mayrhofen-Hippach

Après Ski

QUESTION:

What is happening with après-ski in Winter 2020/21?
 


ANSWER:

Après-ski will no longer exist in its present form in the winter of 2020/21, as it will be drastically restricted by legal regulations. Nevertheless, our guests will enjoy the new and emerging form of après-ski, which will undoubtedly be of superior quality than before. Details to follow!

Corona Testing on Holiday

QUESTION:

Can I get tested on site?
 

ANSWER:

Yes, Corona tests can be carried (for a fee) out on site in some medical practices.  These tests are exclusively for guests who are required to present a test result (e.g. to their employer) because of their stay in Austria.  

IMPORTANT: The person to be tested must be Corona symptom free when visiting the doctor’s surgery and register in advance!
 

▲ A corona test can be carried out in the following medical practices:

• Dr. med. univ. Wiltrud WACHTER, Schwendaustraße 182, 6290 MayrhofenT: +43 5285 62 622 ordination@drwachter.com
• Dr. Katharina WEBER-GREDLER, Hauptstraße 456, 6290 MayrhofenT: +43 5285 62550k.weber-gredler@medway.at
• Dr.med.univ. Wilfried SCHNEIDINGER, Hauptstraße 435, 6290 MayrhofenT: +43 5285 63124dr.schneidinger.wilfried@hotmail.com
• Dr. Olga SHAFE-SCHIMANEK, Hauptstraße 485, 6290 MayrhofenT: +43 5285 63189praxis@olga-shafe.at
• Dr. Michael SPORER, Ramsau 197, 6284 RamsauT: +43 5282 3758Dr.michael.sporer@gmx.at
   

Contact

Still can't find the answer to your question? Our Info Team will be happy to help you.

Contact:
Mayrhofen-Hippach Tourist Board
T: +43 5285 6760
info@mayrhofen.at

Important measures that we should all observe:

Maintain at least 1 metre distance
Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water
Wear a face mask wherever necessary
Sneeze/cough in the crook of your arm
Use contactless or card payments whenever possible
In case of Covid19 symptoms phone 1450 immediately