Now that the travel advice for a number of countries has changed to ‘code yellow’ and a trip to Austria is once again a possibility, the Dutch can start planning their summer holidays. Although Austria is open again for the Dutch tourist, this is not yet completely without restrictions. What does a holiday day in Tyrol look like this year? How does it work with access testing and where can it be done? Which measures apply and, above all, what options are there? In the Kufsteinerland region, among others, there are rules that ensure that holidaymakers can enjoy a safe and relaxed holiday.
Positive travel advice Austria
Not only has the Dutch government issued a positive travel advice since 10 June, Austria also welcomes the Dutch again with open arms. The country applies the so-called ‘3G rule’ when entering, but also in various other places, such as when checking in at the accommodation, in the catering industry and at certain sights or activities. Think of a visit to the fortress Kufstein, the local beer brewery or the culinary hiking trail along mountain huts in the Kufsteinerland. The 3G rule means: tested, vaccinated or cured. This means that tourists have either been vaccinated at least 22 days ago, have been cured of corona in the past 6 months or have tested negative for the virus. This must be demonstrated on paper upon arrival in the country or through the Corona Check app that will be available soon. These measures and strict hygiene and corona rules ensure that the number of new infections in Austria remains low and makes it a safe environment for a summer holiday.
On holiday to the Kufsteinerland in Tyrol
In the summer of 2020, the mountains already proved to be a popular destination for a holiday in the middle of the corona crisis, with Dutch holidaymakers mainly traveling to Tyrol. The peace and space ensure that the Austrian state hopes to welcome many guests this year for a carefree holiday. The Kufsteinerland region has arranged it down to the last detail with a number of rules, but above all with possibilities that do not have to be a limitation for a relaxing holiday. If you go on holiday in Tyrol, it is mandatory to wear an FFP2 face mask in the catering industry or during trips. But what does a day in Tyrol look like? When is a negative test proof required where can testing be done? The measures currently in force are of course subject to change and tourists are therefore informed in good time about possible changes, for example on the Kufsteinerland website.
Test for access
In Kufstein, as usual, you can enjoy delicious food in the excellent restaurants, visit various sights and make countless trips. To keep the situation safe, a negative test certificate will be requested to access these outings. In Kufstein, there are test locations in many places where you can test for free every day, such as a test container at the supermarket and a test container at Fischergries. A negative PCR test is valid for 72 hours, an antigen test is valid for 48 hours and an Austrian self-test is valid for 24 hours. In Kufstein, accommodation with more than 30 beds can also be tested in the accommodation itself, so that guests do not have to leave the house during their holiday.
What can be done in the Kufsteinerland with a negative test?
After doing a free corona test, which only takes a few minutes of the holiday time, holidaymakers can then enjoy everything that goes with a great holiday. For example, a luxurious dinner in one of the Gault & Millau award-winning restaurants in Kufstein, where culinary enthusiasts are completely at home. But a day of wellness is also an option, as is a trip to the swimming pool or the interesting cheese factory. In addition, a visit to the Kufstein Fortress should not be missed during a holiday in the region. If you stay longer on holiday, a quick test can be done easily and at many locations without an appointment, after which fun activities can be done at the destination.
No test and still out in Kufstein
A negative test certificate does not have to be shown everywhere. Tourists can also undertake activities without having to do a test first. For example, you can use the mountain lifts to take beautiful walks through the untouched nature. Favorite is the Kaiserlift in Kufstein, which offers a complete solution in times of corona. The one-person lift not only brings hikers to the top in a unique way, but also gives the opportunity to keep their distance from other tourists. In addition, you can also visit a museum without a test, such as the interesting glassware museum Tiroler Glashütte Riedel in Kufstein.
Carefree on holiday
Not only does the obligation to test ensure that the infections remain under control, the mountains also offer a lot of space so that keeping your distance is no problem. In addition, the Kufsteinerland applies flexible cancellation conditions and strict hygiene rules are applied. As a result, mountain lovers can finally go on holiday to Tyrol without risk and carefree.
The Kufsteinerland is located in the northeast of Tyrol, close to the border with Bavaria (Germany) and on the route towards the Brenner Pass and Italy. The eight holiday villages and the atmospheric town of Kufstein with its historic fortress offer not only beautiful nature, but also history, culture and mountain activities. More information about the Kufsteinerland find you here.