Status Quo Report of the Tourist Board Kufsteinerland
April 21, 2020
The most important information at a glance:
- The isolation over the Paznaun valley and the municipalities St. Anton am Arlberg and Sölden will be lifted on Thursday.
- On May 1, restrictions to daily life imposed by the federal government will be eased. Details will follow, but gatherings with close family members and friends should be allowed.
- Also from May 1st, all shops - including those with an area of more than 400 square meters - will be opened, as well as certain outdoor sports facilities.
- Massage therapists, podiatrists and hairdressers are allowed to offer their services again as of May 1.
- Restaurants and bars may open again from May 15, but have to close at 11pm.
- Wearing mouth-nose protection in shops and public transport is mandatory.
- Until restrictions are eased, there are still only four reasons people may leave their homes: to go to work, to shops, to help other people, or for individual sports and walking.
- You should continue to move outdoors alone or with people from the same household.
April 6, 2020 - 12:00 noon
All events have been prohibited until the end of June
Therefore the 10th anniversary of the Kufstein unlimited event has been postponed to June 11-13, 202 including the programme fixed for 2020 which will be presented to the public in due time. Of course, all other events that were planned for the period up to the end of June have been cancelled or postponed. From today's point of view, this applies to the TT hiking cup, the triathlon in Thiersee or "Music on the mountain - Gsunga and Gspielt" as well as smaller events.
Tourism association can be reached by phone
As already informed, our branch offices in Bad Häring, Niederndorf and Thiersee and the main office in Kufstein are closed. We are happy to answer your questions by phone from Monday to Friday daily from 10am to 1:30pm
Hardship fund now also for private landlords
The hardship fund can now also be applied for by private landlords in phase 2. The application for support should be available from April 16. For all information please click here
Promotion for the commerce and gastronomy: Easter & vouchers
As already communicated last week, our regional marketers may present themselves via the online channel #dahoamkaufen. Meanwhile the offer has been expanded and it is now possible to offer vouchers of your shop or company via this online platform. For all information please click here
Gradual opening of shops from April 14
From April 14, small business premises, craft businesses, DIY stores and garden centres can reopen, if
- the sales area is not more than 400 m² (does not apply to DIY and garden centres)
- there is only one customer per 20 m²
- the maximum capacity is ensured by access controls
- customers and employees wear mouth and nose protections
- regular disinfection is ensured
From May 1, all shops - for the sale of products- and hairdressers can open under strict conditions.
Stricter obligation of wearing masks
Some restrictions have been eased, the free movement restrictions prolonged- with the exception of all open businesses - until the end of April and the obligation of wearing masks has been expended:
- In addition to the supermarkets, wearing masks will apply to all shops that are open from April 14th.
- From April 14th, there will also be an obligation to cover mouth and nose in public transport.
- If no mouth-nose protection is available, a cloth or a scarf can also be used.
- Employers and employees should decide together on this matter in the work premises.
Travelling to Tyrol for work / assembly activities outside of Tyrol are possible again
With the expiry of the Tyrolean Regulation 35 at midnight on April 6th, 2020, restrictions are lifted for people travelling to and out of Tyrol for work and assembling activities or for non-Tyrolean companies within Tyrol. The Austria-wide border control regulations for the Austrian borders are still in force, but there are exceptions to the quarantine provision for the following areas: goods traffic, commercial traffic (except commercial passenger transport) and commuting for work purposes.
April 3, 2020 - 5 pm
Important update information from the Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
There are significant reforms with regard to
- Corona Aid Package (90% of the loan amount is guaranteed by the Republic of Austria - also for large tourism companies) and subsidies are provides of up to 75% for certain operating costs such as rents, insurance, gas & electricity)
- Financial Aid for small businessesc through a debt moratorium (postponement of paying back loans)
- Hardship Fund: Subsidies also for private accommodation landlords (up to a maximum of 10 beds)
- Gastronomy: The collection of pre-ordered meals is permitted under certain conditions
April 3, 2020 - 11 am
Picking up of food in restaurants is now allowed
The question whether guests may also pick up dishes has caused uncertainty among restaurateurs in recent weeks. That’s why practical rules were announced: Providing the population with freshly cooked food is not only an important and remaining pillar for all innkeepers, but above all a service to the general public. All the more gratifying: picking up pre-ordered meals from the innkeeper is now officially permitted. Please note that the meals may not be consumed on site in the restaurant and the minimum distance of one meter must be maintained. In addition, collection throughout Tyrol is only permitted in your own municipality. Delivery service can continue to be offered beyond municipal boundaries.
April 2, 2020 - 9 am
Postponement of the 51st Ebbs Koasa March to 2021
Due to the current situation regarding Covid 19 (Coronavirus), the Koasa March organization team has decided to postpone this year’s Ebbs Koasa March to 2021. Under the given circumstances it is not appropriate to organize a festival of sport, family gatherings other celebrations during summer and autumn (also due to numerous postponements to September). All participants already registered for the Ebbs Koasa March will be informed personally via the e-mail address mentioned in the registration form. The WSV Ebbs kindly asks for your understanding and looks forward to seeing you on occasion of the Ebbs Koasa March on June 19, 2021.
March 31, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Tyrol Festival Erl - Cancellation of the Summer Festival 2020
The management of the Tyrol Festival must acknowledge that gathering of a large number of people will not be allowed at least until autumn this year. Therefore, neither rehearsals nor performances will be held in front of an audience until that time. That’s why it was decided to cancel all concerts of the Tyrol Festival Erl as well as the summer festival 2020. However, the management hopes that the Thanksgiving cycle will take place on the first weekend in October as well as the winter festival scheduled from December 26, 2020 to January 6, 2021. Tickets that have already been paid for will remain valid for performances of your choice until and including the summer 2021.
March 31, 2020 - 2 pm
Postponement of genuss.tage / KUlinaria
Due to the situation around the coronavirus and its related measures issued by the Tyrolean government and the federal government, more and more events until the summer are being canceled or postponed. Following the postponement of the first international Klangfarben festival ART OF SOLO to 2021, the genuss.tage, formerly KUlinaria, have just been postponed to the Mother's Day weekend 2021 (May 7 - 9). This affects the planned regional market in the new city park, as well as the street food market at Fischergries, the young design market EDELSTOFF in the cultural quarter, as well as workshops and supporting programmes. We are currently checking possibilities of online workshops and postponing individual markets to autumn 2020. We as organizers are just about to find a common way to handle the current situation well and in a responsible way - the health of everyone involved is our number one priority. The losses from corona are undeniable and we are working at full speed to get started once we have overcome the crises and support our businesses. We are currently observing the situation very closely, also regarding other upcoming events, in order to make the right decision. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organization team (TVB Kufsteinerland: Barbara Kaiser phone: +43 664 88 23 99 44 and Standortmarketing Kufstein: Christine Petter phone: +43 664 88 23 99 94).
March 30, 2020 - 2 pm
Operetta Summer Kufstein
Preparations are continuing and EVITA is currently expected to take place in summer 2020. If the performances cannot take place in 2020, EVITA will be postponed to 2021. All tickets remain valid.
glück.tage Kufsteinerland 2020
In view of the current situation, no events will take place in Austria until April 13, 2020. Many organizers also cancel planned events after that date. All parties involved in the organization of the “glück.tage” festival hope that the event will take place. Therefore, we carefully monitor the situation and constantly re-evaluate the feasibility of the festival. We keep you posted and kindly ask you to be patient until a decision has been taken. We also would like to thank you for your loyalty!
March 30, 2020 - 11 am
Face masks must be worn in supermarkets
On Monday the Federal Government presented further measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The most far-reaching is probably the compulsory wearing of face masks in supermarkets. That means entering a supermarket will only be possible with so-called face masks.
Questions and answers:
Where do I get the face masks?
They will be handed out in front of supermarkets. According to the government access will be denied without face masks.
Do customers have to pay the face masks?
No. This obligation will not entail costs for the customers. On Monday afternoon the Chancellor’s office announced that face masks would be handed out free of charge, and the costs be borne by the supermarkets.
When does this obligation enter into force?
This rule should apply as soon as sufficient quantities of face masks are available. This should be the case as of Wednesday.
Can self-made face masks also be used?
Yes. E.g. masks made of cloth may also be used.
What is the benefit of wearing these face masks?
It’s not for self-protection, but to avoid starting sneezing or coughing and thus preventing the infection of others. The aim of the government is to protect others from a droplet infection rather than the person wearing the face mask. We release droplets when speaking, coughing or sneezing. If you have a piece of cloth in front of your mouth, the large droplets will be intercepted.
Do children also have to wear face masks?
Yes, they have.
Is this measure limited to supermarkets?
No. Subsequently, the mask requirement will then be extended to other areas.
Do I still have to keep distance from others despite the face mask?
Government members unanimously warn: Wearing a face mask reduces the risk of infecting other people. But it only works if we continue to stick to all other measures. This primarily concerns keeping a distance of 1.5 meters from all people not living in the same household. At the same time, you should not meet people outside your household. All other regulations also remain in place, such as leaving the apartment only under certain conditions - for work, shopping or a short walk.
March 23, 2020 - 1 pm
Interest subsidies for loans with federal guarantee
As a first and immediate step of the "COVID-19 package of measures for the Tyrolean habitat", the local government is providing ten million euros for interest subsidies for loaHns with State guarantee. While the federal government secures the bridge loan with a guarantee, the Tyrolean government reduces the burden on the interest payments of their entrepreneurs by proving this subsequent funding. The funding guidelines enter into force retroactively on March 11, 2020. It is not necessary to submit a separate application to the local Tyrolean government. With the submission of the funding for the state guarantee, the subsequent funding from the Tyrolean government is considered to have been applied for. All entrepreneurs who have already submitted an application for a bridge loan in the past few days will also receive the proposed interest subsidies of up to 1.5 percent. For further information of the local government of Tyrol please click here
A new platform called www.wirkaufenin.tirol (we buy in Tyrol) has been developed via the “Standortagentur Tirol” and the regional initiative digital.tirol. This new platform offers the possibility to search for municipalities, goods and product groups and leads directly to the online shop of the respective provider. Tyrolean companies can immediately register for free. The service is also available to companies that do not have an online shop but are willing to take an order by phone. By purchasing from our local dealers, everyone can make an important contribution to strength the local economy and preserve jobs in Tyrol. For further information please click here
March 20, 2020 - 6 pm
Extension of the quarantine decree for all Tyrolean municipalities until April 13, 2020
Based on the Federal Government’s decision to extend its traffic-restrictions until April 13 yesterday, thus preventing the coronavirus from further spreading, the Tyrolean government also extended its regulation until April 13 (day-end) valid for all 279 municipalities.
March 20, 2020 - 12:00 (Noon)
Closure of Innsbruck Airport
Innsbruck Airport will be closed from Monday, March 23 until further notice. However, this does not apply to emergencies, such as life-saving ambulance flights.
For more information please click here
Regular scheduled flights will largely be stopped at Vienna Airport from Wednesday evening due to flight bans and flight cancellations - especially by Austrian Airlines and Lauda. Nevertheless, Vienna Airport will maintain its operations to the extent necessary. This should allow the return of Austrian travellers and the delivery of important goods - such as medication or any other urgently needed commodities.
For more information please click here
Nationwide measures remain in place until Easter Monday
The Austrian federal government announced earlier today that the nationwide traffic restrictions will remain in place until Easter Monday, April 13. These restrictions apply to events, skiing operations, commerce and gastronomy, visits to the hospital, universities, schools, and nursery schools as well as the entry ban from Italy. These measures also include social contacts, which should be reduced to a minimum. People are urged to maintain only those direct contacts that are absolutely necessary. Otherwise phones or other technical means have to be used.
March 19, 2020 - 10 am
Isolation Decree of all 279 Tyrolean municipalities
Governor Günther Platter informed yesterday evening to issue an isolation decree for all 279 Tyrolean communities effective as of midnight and expiring at the end of the day April 5, 2020. Accordingly, the municipality may only be left to satisfy basic needs or to fulfil services in the general interest. In such cases you may only travel to the closest municipality. If there is a physician, pharmacy, food shop, and bank where you live, the municipality may not be left for these purposes. This means that you are not permitted to leave your municipality for shopping if there is a food shop in your own village. Commuting to work across municipal boundaries is still permitted. However, stricter regulations still apply to Sölden, St. Anton and Paznaun. People are not permitted to leave their municipality even not to travel to work.
Tyrol under self-isolation
A further measure that was taken yesterday is the delimitation of Tyrol from its neighbors. This means that the only people allowed to enter Tyrol are those who live in Tyrol and those providing services in the supply chain or critical infrastructure. The transport of goods is permitted under certain conditions.
March 17, 2020 - 5 pm
Air traffic restrictions
As informed, on March 15, 2020 the Austrian government announced another flight ban for Great Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia coming into force at the end of March 17, 2020. At Innsbruck Airport, however, all flights are gradually reduced or suspended. The remaining flights are used to repatriate Tyroleans back home or bring foreign visitors to their home countries. The flight connections from Innsbruck to Frankfurt and Berlin-Tegel have been suspended on Monday, March 16. Austrian Airlines will also temporarily suspend all regular flights from Wednesday night until March 28. Please make sure to contact your airline, travel agency or tour operator prior to your journey to inform if the planned flight is going to take place. Current information on departures and arrivals please can be found under www.innsbruck-airport.com.
Public transport in Tyrol
Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all VVT regional buses will be operating on an off-season timetable. There are not ski buses from Monday, March 16, 2020. School buses will be discontinued from Wednesday, March 18, 2020. It is likely that public transport in the city of Innsbruck will be switched to operating the holiday timetable over the next few days.
Because St. Anton a. Arlberg and in the Paznaun Valley have officially been placed in isolation, buses are only operating to a very limited extent. Ski bus and night bus operations were completely discontinued in both areas. The train station in St. Anton am Arlberg is no longer used due to the isolation measures. All train stops in St. Anton have been cancelled without replacement.
The line Reutte-Ehrwald is operated by a replacement rail service. Regional trains operate between Innsbruck and Steinach am Brenner. Shuttle buses between Steinach and Gries am Brenner as well as from Gries am Brenner to the Brenner border have been organized. The shuttle buses are still running every hour.
In East Tyrol, regional trains run between Lienz and Sillian. There is a replacement rail service between Sillian and Weitlanbrunn, but does not lead to the border with Italy.
Due to the official decree, cross-border train and bus traffic between Germany and Tirol has been suspended as of 15 March, 2020.
For more information provided by the government of Tyrol please click here.
The regional bus service “Verkehrsverbund Tirol” and the Austrian Federal Railways “ÖBB” provide current traffic information.
March 16, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Which companies have to close?
Please find below all information on the companies affected by the closure and the ones which still remain open. If you have any questions, please contact the WKO, Austrian Economic Chambers Service Hotline directly on +43 5 90 905-1111. The hotline of the Kufstein district authorities is also available at + 43-5372-606-6020.
March, 16 2020 - 2 pm
Measures according to the Epidemic Act – Accommodating working people
Accommodation providers are being generally closed; guests are no longer accommodated for recreational purposes as part of the tourism industry. Accommodating people who are working is only possible with the approval of the respective district authority; in this regard, the standby service of the respective district authority has to be contacted.
March 16, 2020 - 10 am
Restrictions on entering and leaving Tyrol
In addition to the closings of the borders with Italy and Switzerland, the border with Germany will also be closed as of Monday, March 16, 2020, following a decision by the German authorities. This does not apply to holidaymakers travelling home, people travelling to and from work as well as the transport of goods. Public transport (train, bus), between Germany and Tyrol has been temporarily suspended by order of the Tyrolean authorities effective as per March 15, 2020.
Travelers from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Russia and the Ukraine will no longer be able to enter Austria. Except if they self-isolate at home for two weeks or have a valid medical certificate. Furthermore, on March 15, 2020, the Austrian federal government announced a general flight ban for these countries. It is expected to be effective from Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Following flights from and/or to Innsbruck are affected at Innsbruck Airport:
- The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven
- Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg
- Great Britain: London - Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted; Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol
There are presently no restrictions on traveling between the Austrian federal provinces of Vorarlberg, Salzburg and Carinthia.
Restrictions on public transport in Tyrol:
- From Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all VVT regional buses will be operating an off-season timetable.
- There are not ski buses from Monday, March 16, 2020.
- School buses will be discontinued from Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
- It is likely that public transport in the city of Innsbruck will be switched to operating the holiday timetable over the next few days.
- Because St. Anton a. Arlberg and the Paznaun Valley have been placed in isolation by the authorities, buses are operating to a very limited extent. The ski bus and night bus operations were completely discontinued in both areas.
March 16, 2020 - 8 am
Kufsteinerland information offices closed
The main office in Kufstein with its branch offices in Thiersee, Niederndorf and Bad Häring have closed due to the current decree. We are of course happy to assist you for further questions by phone at +43 (0) 5372 62207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Curfew: what’s still allowed in Tyrol and what isn’t?
A short walk or a visit to the physician- is this still possible or not? The answers to the most important questions about traffic restrictions in Tyrol:
What exactly does "traffic restriction" mean?
This means that people are not allowed to leave their homes without a good reason. Following exceptions are:
- Reasons necessary for work
- Medical care (including pets)
- The return to one’s own place of residence
- Legitimate reasons to leave the country.
Must I have certificate to justify the good reason?
At best, yes, according to the local authorities. A certificate from the employer, a job ID or an appointment card for a physician’s visit are an advantage. Anyone buying food or medicine should explain this credibly.
Which shops are still open?
Food shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, drug stores and pet shops stores are open. As well as post offices, tobacconist's and banks.
What about visits to the physician? How do patients get a prescription?
Visits to the physician are generally possible. However, it is advisable to inquire by phone whether appointments will be kept or new ones allocated. Prescriptions for medication can also be requested by phone at the physician’s practice. It will then be sent either to the patient or directly to the respective pharmacy.
Can older, sick or people with disabilities continue to be cared for at home?
Teachers, nurses, caretakers - who is still allowed to go to work?
In principle, the way to work and back home is allowed. Teachers are part of professional groups whose work cannot be postponed, such as nursing staff in hospitals and nursing homes, and sales staff of the open shops. Work can also continue on construction sites. Employees of caretaker services are still allowed to work. According to the local authorities, this has to be clarified with the employers.
Is Walking or jogging still allowed?
No. Basically you have to stay at home. Actually, walks are not included in the exceptions since every social contact should be avoided - in the sense of combating the spread of the virus.
Can the dog still be taken out?
Yes, but by one person only and preferably in a "remote area", e.g. in the forest. Or only for a very short walk.
What about animals that are not in the house, for example horses?
Of course, they may be taken care of as usual. That is part of basic care.
What about the allotment garden?
It may be visited for urgent care activities.
May I spend time in the garden, on the terrace or balcony?
Yes, but it is important to have as little contact with other people as possible.
Are children allowed on the playground?
No, playgrounds are closed.
Is it possible to go to the gym or public swimming pool?
No, fitness centres and sports facilities are closed.
Does public transport still operate?
Yes, but with restrictions.
Are petrol stations still open?
Who checks these measures?
The police will monitor these measures issued at regional level. According to regional Police Director Edelbert Kohler, the officials will sensitively approach and inform people. Penalties will not be issued for the time being. Kohler assumes that most people are informed and will stay at home.
March 15, 2020 - 12:30 pm
Measures taken by the Tyrolean Government - The regional government of Tyrol imposes a traffic restriction:
- Generally, all people who are in Tyrol have been imposed traffic rules.
- Nobody is allowed to leave their home without a good reason. There are, however, a few exceptions: For work reasons, to receive medical treatment, to satisfy basic needs, to return home and if there are justified reasons for leaving the country. People are allowed to leave their homes only in exceptional cases. But it is allowed to go food shopping, visit the pharmacy, withdraw money from the ATM, go to the doctor or take the dog for a walk.
- People are allowed to travel to and from work. However, people are encouraged to work from home wherever possible. Visits to elderly people and minors are permitted as well as to people with special physical needs and disabilities.
- Furthermore, you can run errands for those people who cannot leave their homes or should not leave due to their old age.
- The police are allowed to stop people and cars to carry out checks and ensure that the new measures are being adhered to.
- For the time being, this measure is valid for 1 week, effective today with the notice of the decree. No binding statement can be made for the time beyond.
Measures of the Federal Government - The following measures were announced this morning by the Federal Chancellor Kurz:
- Ban on assembly
- Closure of sports & playgrounds
- Restaurants, bars and cafés will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.
- Flight bans for following countries: Great Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia. Following connections are affected at Innsbruck Airport: The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven / Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg / Great Britain: London - Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted; Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol
March 14, 2020 - 6:30 pm
According to the guidelines of the Tyrolean Governor Platter issued during the press conference, workers and business travelers can continue to be accommodated. Please take into account that the situation can change at any time. Visitors who are not in the country for tourist purposes can therefore continue to be accommodated at the current point of view. Please be aware that this decision is subject to changes and we cannot accept any liability for this statement! That is why we recommend every landlord to check with the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) and the district authorities (BH) before accepting workers or business travelers. Please contact the WKO for current information.
Opening of restaurants and traffic restrictions – Regulation of the District Authority (BH) Kufstein on March 14th, 2020
At the end of tomorrow's Sunday, not only all accommodation establishments but also all restaurants serving tourist purposes shall be closed. Restaurants may only be open to provide food as a basic necessity.
Additionally, it is prohibited to use any means of transport for tourist purposes, especially ski buses. An exception applies to regular buses: They may only be used serving to maintain the local public transport.
In all cases, security bodies will monitor these measures and, if necessary, intervene with the security police. Failure to comply can result in fines.
March 14, 2020 - 10 am
Essential information on the Regulation of the regional Government of Tyrol on the Closure of Accommodation Providers and Skiing Areas
• For the time being, the closure will apply until April 13, 2020.
• What is the basis for closing the tourism operations? The companies (accommodation providers and cable cars) were closed on the basis of the Epidemic Act 1950.
• Does this apply to all types of accommodation? Yes, all tourist accommodations are to be closed. This applies to hotels, apartment buildings, chalets, AirBnB, private rooms, etc as well as campsites.
Are there exceptions to the closure for certain accommodation providers? Basically no. But: In individual cases, the district authorities can approve the continued operation of accommodation establishments. BUT ONLY for the purpose of accommodating people who are in Tyrol for compulsory employment obligations. For example: Medical staff (physicians and nursing staff) and employees necessary for critical infrastructure etc.
March 13, 2020 - 6 pm
Closing of hotels:
All accommodation providers throughout TYROL must immediately notify their guests that they have to close their establishments on Monday, March 16, 2020, at midnight. Guests who arrive on Saturday and want to stay longer than until Monday are strongly advised not to travel.
Consequence: As a result of force majeure (official orders), the mutual rights and obligations from the accommodation contract are canceled, i.e. the fulfillment of the contract is not possible and the accommodation contracts must be reversed. Therefore, the guests don’t have to pay cancellation fees since the accommodation providers don’t render services. Advance payments already made are to be paid back.
Gastronomy Restrictions - The catering and hotel industry includes the following:
- Inns, hotels, restaurants at highways, with the exception of guest accommodation
- Restaurants, dining houses, pubs, wine bars, bars, ice cream parlour
- Cafés, café-restaurants, coffee houses, dance-cafés
- Bars, discotheques, night clubs (with variety-like performances or bar girls, each without public dancing)
- Buffet, cafe-pastry shops, cafés and all other hospitality businesses
- Alley sales, snack bars and take-aways
Economic Sectors - Decree:
- Healthcare companies are not affected since they are exempt from the decree as health care facilities under the Epidemic Act.
- Public swimming pools (swimming pools, steam baths, saunas), cinemas and theaters, all leisure and sports facilities such as fitness studios, dance schools, betting shops, solariums etc. must be kept closed.
- Campsites are most probably be included in the decree of accommodation and are therefore subject to the regulations of the hotel business (see above).
- Travel agencies: Subject to closure the business premises within the retail and service sector due to the dangers of spreading the coronavirus.
March 13, 2020 - 4 pm
Restrictions on Restaurants and Shops
From Monday, March 16, 2020, restaurants, cafés and bars may only be open until 3pm. Shops must remain closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 - except for food shops, pharmacies, banks, animal feed, drugstores, post offices and other areas related to the daily life such as food etc.
Help with Operational Questions:
Please contact the following departments for operational questions. Due to the great need for information and the high number of inquiries, we kindly ask you to submit your questions by email.
Coronavirus Service Hotline Tyrol
phone: 05 90 90 5-1111
Monday to Thusday from 8am to 5pm and Friday from 8am to 1pm
Coronavirus info point
phone: 05 90 900-4352
Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm
March 13, 2020 - 3 pm
The main important issues according to the government press conference:
- Shops closed from Monday, except for services essential for the daily life such as food shops, banks, etc.
- Restaurants, bars, cafes are open until 3pm only
- Home office wherever possible
- Paznaun and St. Anton completely are put under quarantine
- Flights to Spain, France, and Switzerland will be discontinued
- Checks at the Swiss and Liechtenstein borders similar to Italy
March 13, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Due to the current situation, the Kufstein Fortress will be closed to visitors from Saturday, March 14th, 2020 until the end of the official measures (currently April 3, 2020). There are no events during this time.
March 13, 2020
Cancellation of all programmes and closure of the branch offices of the tourism association
Until further notice, all programmes (activity programme) and events of the tourism association from March 16, 2020 will be canceled. Our branch offices in Bad Häring, Thiersee & Niederndorf have also closed for the time being. The main office in Kufstein will remain open until further notice.
March 12, 2020
All skiing areas will be closed as of Sunday, March 15 - accommodation establishments as of Monday 16.3.
According to a press release by the Tyrolean Government, the winter season will end on Sunday in all ski resorts and as of Monday, March 16, 2020, all accommodation establishments will be closed officially.
This means that all businesses have to be closed, the decree also applies to leisure businesses such as cinemas and discos. We would also like to point out that these measures will certainly be checked. Furthermore, we urge you to support these governmental measures so that we can return to normal working life as soon as possible.
March 12, 2020 - 2pm
CORONA - Information on the public transport in Kufstein:
As of Friday March 13, 2020 the front entrance at the bus driver remains closed! Ticket sale on the automatic ticket sellers only.
March 11, 2020
Coronavirus safety measures: Steps taken by the municipality of Kufstein
Events in Austria have been restricted since Wednesday, March 11: indoor events with more than 100 and outdoor events with more than 500 people are prohibited.
No event locations in Kufstein
The municipality of Kufstein will do its utmost to prevent the further spreading of the virus. By order of its Mayor Martin Krumschnabel, no public events will be held in municipal buildings until further notice. This applies to events in the following locations: Kufstein Arena, Kulturfabrik, Kultur Quartier, town hall Kufstein and the music school Kufstein.
Members of its marketing division, Stadtmarketing Kufstein, will be happy to answer your questions: email@example.com
March 10, 2020
Due to the Federal Government's decree on events, the Piano Days at the Tyrol Festival Erl were canceled earlier today. Further events are currently being evaluated and will be announced within the next few hours. Detailed information on the cancellation of the Piano Days 2020 can be found under:
March 09, 2020
Tyrol and the Kufsteinerland region have not been classified as risk areas by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute Germany. Therefor, there are currently no restrictions in this area. Tourist activities and in particular the skiing areas of Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental are not effected and will therefore continue their operations in the usual high quality standard.
Any changes will be announced by the responsible health authorities entailing a reassessment of the local situation. All important information about the coronavirus will be published via the communication channels of the tourist board and on this website. In the region and especially in the tourist businesses, preventive hygiene measures such as regular hand washing have been taken as well as additional hand disinfection options to be in line with the health authorities. Furthermore, if one has to cough, nose and mouth have to be covered with a disposable tissue (not the hands) for sneezing respectively.
Cancellation of trips
General statements on cancellation conditions are difficult to make. Please contact your contractual partner directly.
If infection is suspected
If you have symptoms or suspect that you have become infected, please avoid crowds of people and public transport. Put yourself in quarantine and call the health hotline 1450 for further instructions.
- Health hotline: 1450
- Coronavirus information hotline of AGES: 0800 555 621
- Coronavirus in Tyrol: The most important questions and answers
- Current situation in Austria: Information website of the Austrian National Office
- AGES Coronavirus Information Page
- Coronavirus Information Page of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health
- Current Travel Warnings from the BMEIA
- Information page on Cancellations by the Austrian Economic Chamber