We are very pleased that you want to spend your vacations in Vorarlberg! Your health is our most important concern since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic (Sars-CoV-2 pandemic).
Highest security for the people living in Vorarlberg and all our guests is also the goal of the so-called traffic light system, which was introduced by the Austrian Federal Government. It uses the colors green, yellow, orange and red to regulate which preventive measures are to be taken at district level.
For you as a guest in Vorarlberg, however, the traffic light regulation of the Vorarlberg state government is decisive: It offers you an even more detailed orientation and makes visible which regulations apply in your specific vacation resort or vacation region.
Our common goal is to reduce the risks of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects as much as possible in order to offer us and our guests a carefree and safe vacation stay in Vorarlberg and to support our businesses and partners in measures that will enable them to continue to keep the doors open. Personal responsibility and vigilance are our top priorities.
Measures from 26 January until probably 7 February 2021
- The existing lockdown will be extended up to and including 7 February 2021.
- From 8 February 2021, retailers, body-related services (e.g. hairdressers) and museums will be allowed to open, but under stricter conditions:
- The minimum distance will be increased from one to two metres
- FFP2 masks will be compulsory for customers from 25 January 2021 in the retail and public transport sectors
- Gastronomy, hotels and event organisers will remain closed until the end of February. However, the situation for these areas will be evaluated and assessed in mid-February in any case, in order to allow for planning certainty.
- Events remain prohibited until the end of February.
- Exit regulation: Leaving one’s own private living quarters and staying outside one’s private living quarters are only permitted for certain purposes, including staying outdoors for physical and mental recreation as an exception (for further exceptions see ordinance)
- Grocery shops, pharmacies, drugstores remain open, commercial shops close, but are allowed to offer collection of pre-ordered goods in front of the shop between 6 am and 7 pm. Entering the business premises is not permitted.
Outdoor sports facilities may be entered (e.g. ice skating rink, cross-country ski trails), distance of at least 2 metres, 10 m2 rule.
- Cable cars and ski areas may open, minimum requirements by federal government: distance of at least 2 metres e.g. when queuing, FFP2 masks from 14 years of age (MNS from 6 years of age) and 50% occupancy in gondolas and on chairs that can be covered, MNS compulsory in open-air areas of cable cars and cogwheel railways)
- Catering establishments remain closed until the end of February, pick-up (from 6 am – 7 pm and delivery services (24 h) are still possible.
- Accommodation establishments will remain closed until the end of February.
- Leisure and cultural facilities such as swimming pools, theatres, cinemas, amusement parks, zoos, etc. remain closed.
Events such as concerts, theatre performances, fairs, etc. will not be possible until the end of February.
- Museums are expected to be open from 8 February, FFP2 masks are compulsory.