The time has come: Gastronomy, accommodation, leisure facilities etc. are open again.

We will keep you up to date on this page.

As of July 27, 2021



  • Are the borders open?
    The boarders are open.

    Current entry regulations:

    Entry to Austria is possible if you have proof of a Covid test, a vaccination or of a past Covid infection. There are no further quarantine regulations (e.g. registration, temporary quarantine, etc.). Those rules apply amongst others for guests from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland. The complete list you find here.

    A registration requirement for entering the country ( Pre-Travel-Clearance-Form) exists from 10th of June onwards only for those entering from high-incidence areas or variant of concern areas (see here). An entry from those countries is only possible under certain regulations.

    All Information for your entry to Austria you find here.

  • Please remember, that for your return trip the rules of your home country are valid (regarding quarantine, Covid tests, etc.).

    For the return trip to Germany and the Netherlands applies the following:

    On the land route (e.g. car, bus, train…) you can travel without Covid limitations (quarantine, Covid tests, etc.).


  • For all Austrians: Travelling through the „kleines Deutsches Eck“ (Walserberg-Steinpass) is possible without problems.

3-G rule and access Tests

The 3-G rule will accompany you on your vacation in Austria. 3-G means that you have to be vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested when using services (e.g. eating in a restaurant).

  • How is recovery and vaccination defined in Austria?
    People who were infected with Covid-19 are exempt from the obligation to test six months after recovery. The recovery can be proven by an antibody test.
    Vaccinated persons are exempt from the obligation to test from day 22 after the first vaccination. The vaccination can be proven by a vaccination certificate, vaccination card or printout.
  • Which tests are valid?
    Negative PCR Test: valid 72 hours
    Negative antigen test form the test street (see test options below): valid 48 hours
    Antigen tests for personal use (digital living room test): 24 hours
        - The "Selbsttest RF Salzburg" App is available Apple and Android user.
        - Download the App, scan the QR code on the test, enter data and record the test result
    There is still an alternative for this at under the menu item “Anmeldung zum Selbsttest”.
        - Enter personal data
        - Take a picture of the test strip with the QR code and upload the photo, wait for the SMS Tan and enter the TAN
        - send

    Self-tests on site also allow access. This test is done, for example, in front of the restaurant and only applies to this restaurant.
  • Where can you get tested in the Salzburger Saalachtal?
    You get the antigen tests for personal use (digital living room test) in your accomondation. 
  • You can also use the Teststraße Saalfelden:
    MON-FRI: 9-18 
    SAT: 9-17 

  • Does the compulsory test also apply to children?
    Children up to and including the age of eleven do not have to be tested; the test result of their parents or a legal guardian applies to them. From the age of twelve, children need their own test result. School tests are also considered entry tests for children.

Mouth-nose protection

  • Where is a mouth-nose-protector compulsory?
    The mouth-nose-protector is comulsory in pharmacies, food retailers, banks, post offices and postal partners as well as in administrative authorities and administrative couts.

Gastronomy and accomodation

  • Which rules of conduct must I follow when visiting a restaurant?
    A mask is no longer required when you visit a restaurant. The 3-G rule applies (see above).
  • Which rules must I follow in the accomodation?
    In addition to the usual registration, guests must show a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or a confirmation of a past Covid infection. The 3-G rule also applies during the stay when using other services (e.g. breakfast, massage, ...) in the hotel.
    The rules of gastronomy apply to the catering of the guests.

Alm, Mountain and Refuge Huts

  • When will the alm and mountain huts in the Salzburger Saalachtal open?
    The almhuts in the Naturpark Weißbach:
    The Kallbrunnalm is open daily. The Litzlalm and the Kammerlingalm are open (closed on mondays).

    The almhuts in the Heutal Unken:
    The Hochalm (closed tuesday) and the Wildalm (closed wednesday) are open.

    The same rules of conduct apply to alm huts as to gastronomy.
  • When do the mountainhuts in the Salzburger Saalachtal open?

    The Ingolstätterhaus in the Steineren Meer, the Passauer Hütte in the Leoganger Steinberge, the Schmidt-Zabierow Hütte in the Loferer Steinberge and the Neue Traunsteiner Hütte in the Reihter Steinberge are open.
    The same rules of conduct apply as in gastronomy.

Leisure and Activities

  • Is the Almenwelt Lofer open?
    The Almenwelt Lofer operates daily from 9am to 4.30pm.
    You have to wear a Mouth-Nose protection mask in the cable car. A negative test is not obligatory.
    Measures Summer 2021

    The restaurant in the Almenwelt Lofer are open when the cable car is running.
    The same rules of conduct apply as in gastronomy.
  • Are the the Salachtaler natural wonders - the Seisenbergklamm, the Vorderkaserklamm and the Lamprechtshöhle - open?
    The Seiesnbergklamm and the Vorderkaserklamm are open.
    The Lamprechtshöhle is closed due tu heavy rain.
    A negative test is not obligatory.
  • When will the AlmErlebnisBus start running?
    The AlmErlebnisBus will be running form May, 22 till October, 16. You will find the current timetable as soon as possible here.
    You have to wear a mask. A negative test is not obligatory.
  • When will the ALMwanderTAXI start running?
    The ALMwanderTAXI will start on June, 25 and will operate until October 16. You can find the timetabel here.
    You have to wear a mask. A negative test is not obligatory.
  • When will the Regionalmuseum Kalchofengut open?
    The Kalchofengut is open from June, 6 until October, 3 every Sunday from 3-6 pm.
    When visiting the Kalchofengut a mask must be worn.
  • When will the swimming pools open?
    Lofer: open daily from 9.30am-7pm
    Unken: open daily from 10am-7pm
    Entry tests (negative COVID-19 test) required


  • Will events take place as planned?
    You can find all dates and information here.
    The 3-G rule applies (see above).


  • We can be reached by phone, e-mail and in person from Monday to Friday from  9am - 5pm. We are happy to answer your questions via Notify. You can find more information about Notify here.
    In addition, the information offices in Unken, St. Martin and Weißbach are available to you from Monday to Friday from 8-12am.



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