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COVID-19 Situation in Zell am See-Kaprun

Dear guests and friends of Zell am See-Kaprun.

The health of our guests, employees and the general public is an absolute priority in these challenging times. To contain and combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Austrian federal government has planned a lockdown as a COVID-19 protective measure. This lockdown currently still applies to people who cannot provide proof of 2-G i.e. who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered:

  • Retail as well as cultural and sports activities have been open since Sunday, 12 December and Monday, 13 December 2021
  • Gastronomy and hotel business have been open since Friday, 17 December 2021
  • The night gastronomy remains closed.
  • The operation of the hotel, gastronomy and excursion destinations takes place after the lockdown under strict conditions and under the 2-G rule and we ask all of these to continue to be taken into account.
  • The preconditions for the activities is the Green Pass (2-G certificate), which means you have to be recovered or vaccinatedHere you will find the vaccines approved according to the European Commission.
    • A valid vaccination certificate (not older than 9 months) or a COVID infection that has been overcome in the last 180 days must be proven as 2-G evidence.
  • There is still a lockdown for people who cannot provide proof of 2-G, i.e. who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered. The lockdown includes exit restrictions for all persons aged 12 and over without 2-G proof. These people are only allowed to leave their private homes for a few reasons (e.g. to take care of everyday life, work and training as well as a few other reasons). 
  • Children and adolescents: Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the 2-G-proof requirement and therefore do not have to present a test result. For children and adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age (school age) the following applies: The "Holiday-Ninja-Pass" test system is equivalent to the 2-G certificate and is therefore also valid as an entry certificate for the restaurant, cinema or cable car. After completing the ninth year of school, young people must also have a 2-G certificate. 

    For children and adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age without a complete vaccination or proof of recovery, the "Holiday Ninja Pass" is equivalent to a 2-G certificate if:

    • From day 1 to day 5 there is always a valid negative test evidence (period of validity of tests for children and adolescents: for antigen tests 48 hours, for PCR tests 72 hours);

    • At least 2 tests of which are PCR tests;

    • All official test certificates are attached to the Holiday Ninja Pass in paper form or digitally and a valid photo ID is carried.

    • You can find more details here.

  • For the cable cars, the 2-G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) is required. Moreover, FFP2 masks are required in the lifts and cable cars.
  • FFP2 masks are also mandatory outdoors if a distance of 2 meters to other people cannot be maintained. This applies to pedestrian areas, queues, etc.


Entry to Austria

Since 20 December 2021, more stringent entry requirements will apply: A valid 2-G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) AND a current PCR test (maximum 72h old) OR a valid 2-G certificate (vaccinated or recovered) AND the evidence of a booster vaccination necessary. If you enter the country without 2-G evidence or without an additional PCR test or evidence of a booster vaccination, you must enter a ten-day quarantine after your arrival.


Since 25 December 2021, the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark will be classified as "virus variant areas" due to the Omikron spread. The classification as a virus variant area means the following for entry:

  • When entering Austria: Immediate start of a 10-day quarantine (free testing is possible after five days at the earliest, the day of entry is regarded as day "zero" when counting this period)
  • There is an exception to the provisions only for people who have already received the third vaccination (booster) and can also present a recent negative PCR test (maximum 48 h old).
  • Mandatory registration via the pre-travel clearance form


The documents for the Green Pass must be issued in German or English and must be presented to the authorities upon request. A document on vaccination with a vaccine named in Appendix C of the COVID-19 Entry Ordinance is valid as proof of vaccination. Attention: According to the European Commission, not all vaccines listed in Appendix C are sufficient to obtain the Green Pass (2-G certificate).

An electronically registration in advance is mandatory (see below for exceptions) via the so-called pre-travel clearance (PTC). At the border, they will have to show their PTC (either digitally or as a hard copy).

There is no registration required for persons who are entering from a low-incidence state ("List A" according to the Austrian Government) and have only stayed in this state or in Austria in the last 10 days prior to entry. Only the 2G+ rule (see above) applies to these people.


We look forward to welcoming you again in winter!

We look forward to welcoming you soon again in our unique holiday paradise!

See you soon and keep safe!

Your team from Zell am See-Kaprun 

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COVID-19 Testing Options

in Zell am See-Kaprun
Here you will find a list with the doctors and test stations for COVID-19 tests in Zell am See and Kaprun
COVID 19 regulations for the winter season

Safe Winter Holidays

Guidelines for safe social interaction
Here you will find all COVID-19-regulations & rules of conduct of the Austrian Federal Ministry for the winter season 2021/22 regarding ski resorts, accommodations, restaurants shops and more.

Your winter holiday

Planning security with free of charge cancellation or rebooking
Numerous accommodations in our region offer you absolute planning security when it comes to your 2021/22 winter holiday, and allow you to cancel or rebook free of charge. Without giving reasons. In short, completely "without worries".

This is how we protect ourselves and our fellow human beings:

General Rules


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Zell am See Tourismus Information

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
08:00 - 18:00

Saturday / Sunday
09:00 - 13:00

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5700 Zell am See

Kaprun Tourismus Information

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday
08:00 - 12:00

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
13:00 - 17:00

Saturday / Sunday
09:00 - 13:00

Salzburgerplatz 6
5710 Kaprun