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Holiday-Ninja-Pass (c) Vorarlberg Tourismus
Visiting Vorarlberg safely

Testing and guest registration

Testing facilities in Vorarlberg and information about the regulations for children and young people (12 to 15) with the Holiday Ninja Pass.
State of data: 10 January 2022

In Austria the 2-G rule applies. In order to use accommodation, gastronomy, cable cars etc., locals and guests must be vaccinated or recovered. Please inform yourself about the applicable local measures under Holiday & Leisure before starting your trip.

Tests are now only recognized in exceptional cases. These exceptions concern children and adolescents of school age  and business travelers, who can check in at the accommodation with a 3-G proof. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons may also present a PCR test together with a medical certificate.

In Vorarlberg, testing facilities are available at  several testing stations in towns and villages and at pharmacies.

 

Testing facilities on site

Our recommendation: Make an appointment for a corona test shortly before your departure, unless you have been vaccinated or have recovered anyway. In this way, you can safely cross the border and will also have a current, negative test result.

  • Here you will find an overview of the test options in the test centers in Vorarlberg (in German only): Testing facilities are offered in several Vorarlberg towns and villages.
  • Furthermore, from Monday 13 December 2021, free PCR gargle tests can be collected from 172 locations (53 pharmacies and 119 SPAR and Sutterlüty grocery shops) in all villages and returned for testing. Here you will find more information on registration and the procedure.

And if something does happen? Should the result of your rapid antigen test be positive, please contact the health hotline 1450 and inform your host! The authorities will immediately arrange for a PCR test, the result of which will be available after a maximum of 48 hours. You will have to stay in your room until then, all while being taken care of by your host. The Republic of Austria will pay for EUR 75 per night for the duration of your quarantine. If the PCR test is also positive, the health authority decides on further steps on a case-by-case-basis.

 

 

Regulations for children and teenagers

Children up to the age of 12 do not need a 2G certificate or testing in Austria. Not or not fully vaccinated or recovered kids and teenagers of school age 12-15 years from Austria and abroad who were born after August 31, 2006 can obtain “2-G” status with the so-called “Holiday Ninja Pass”. 

Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the results in the pass.: At least 3 tests (including at least 2 PCR tests) must be performed within 5 days. If this continuously valid test proof is available, this means an equalization with the 2G status – even for days 6 and 7 without further test proofs. The respective valid test proof must be carried in addition to the Holiday Ninja Pass. The validity period is 48 hours for antigen tests and 72 hours for PCR tests.

 Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass FAQ and download the English version of the pass here.

 

 

Vaccinated – Recovered – Tested (G rules): Information on validity


Vaccinated (1G):

  • Vaccination is valid from the day of the 2nd vaccination as evidence of a low epidemiological risk for 9 months. From 1 February 2022, the validity period of a double vaccination will be reduced to 180 days.
  • A one-time Johnson vaccination is no longer valid as of 3.1.2022. A second vaccination is required.
  • For recovered people who have been vaccinated once, the vaccination proof is valid for 9 months from the date of vaccination.
  • After receiving another vaccination (= 3rd dose, “booster”) the validity is again 9 months.

Approved vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, Novavax. Sinopharm and Sinovac are only valid for entry into Austria. The digital EU-vaccination certificate, the yellow vaccination certificate, a vaccination card or a printout/PDF of the data from the e-vaccination certificate are considered as proof of vaccination.

Recovered or vaccinated (2G):

  • Those who have recovered are exempt from testing for 6 months after the end of the infection. A certificate of segregation or a medical confirmation of an infection confirmed by molecular biology, for example, is considered as proof.

Recovered, vaccinated or tested (3G):

  • Only for entry into Vorarlberg/Austria, a PCR test (72 hours, 48 hours for entries from virus variant areas) will be valid as proof of testing.
  • Exemption for not or not fully vaccinated or recovered kids and teenagers of school age 12-15 years with the Austrian School Test Pass (Ninja Pass) or Holiday Ninja Pass.
  • Children up to the age of 12 do not require testing or proof of 2G in Austria.

Persons who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons (medical certificate) and pregnant women are exempt from the 2-G rule. They require a negative molecular biological test (PCR test) as proof. Validity: 72 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: A 2-G proof is only valid together with a photo ID!

 

 

Our recommendations

  • Please check the applicable regulations again before your arrival and departure. You will find the most important information under Entry/Return. For an interactive travel planner listing the applicable rules see: reopen.europa.eu.
  • Take out trip cancellation insurance that also covers cancellation in the event of a corona. Make an appointment for a corona test shortly before departure. This way you will get across the border safely and have a current negative test result as well. If, contrary to expectations, the test result is positive before your arrival, please contact your travel insurance company.
  • We recommend to also get tested before the journey home.

Guest registration

All guests must register their contact details at restaurants. In most cases, a simple digital solution is available for this purpose. This allows for quick contact tracing if worse comes to worst.