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The latest information and the best places to turn for information and advice on the topic of Covid-19 in regard to event planning and management in the Innsbruck region.
COVID-19 regulations since August 1st, 2022
- There is still no FFP2 mask obligation in the entire retail sector (supermerkets, pharmacies, post offices, ...) and in public transport, but only a recommendation to wear an FFP2 mask
- The FFP2 mask obligation continues to apply in nursing and health care facilities
- Since 24.08.2022, a first and second vaccination after a covid recovery no longer counts as 3G proof! It is therefore necessary to receive another vaccination (third vaccination) in time to maintain a valid 3G status. The third vaccination is valid for 365 days.
- The 3G rule as an access restriction in the entire tourism and leisure industry continues to be lifted
Events and trade fairs (up to 500 people)
- No restrictions or specifications
Events and trade fairs (500 persons and more)
- Obligation to appoint a COVID 19 officer and to draw up and implement a COVID 19 prevention concept
- Otherwise no restrictions
In addition to the federal framework conditions, the federal states can, as before, enact stricter rules based on state law ordinances
Validity rules of vaccination certificates in Austria (green passport) - changes since summer 2022:
Simpler and more comprehensible due to elimination of minimum intervals
Since the beginning of July, numerous vaccination certificates have been newly issued, as the previously prescribed minimum intervals between vaccination doses have been abolished. The vaccination certificates will then exactly reflect the number of vaccinations already received. This applies to the certificates of people who have fallen short of the minimum interval between vaccination doses previously required by law. They will now receive a certificate for all vaccinations received.
End of the transitional period for vaccinated convalescents
On 11 September 2022, the transition period for the vaccination certificates of vaccinated convalescents will end: The convalescence will be removed from the vaccination certificate, and only the vaccinations received will be shown. Persons who have a vaccination certificate for vaccinated convalescents (1/1, 2/1, 3/1, ...) will receive a regular vaccination certificate for the vaccination doses received. However, certificates for vaccinated convalescents remain valid until then.
You can find more information about COVID-19 here.
Validity period of tests, survived disease and vaccination:
- Antigen- test: 24 hours from the time of testing.
- PCR test: 72 hours from the time of testing.
- Self-tests: no validity
- Recovery certificates are valid for 180 days from the time of the first positive PCR test.
Currently, no specific entry regulations apply with regard to SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, travellers do not need any additional documentation.
However, it is still recommended to carry a valid proof in terms of the 3-G rule, as this can still be used within Austria.
In addition to the provisions of the COVID-19 entry regulation, the other entry regulations to Austria (e.g. visa and residence regulations) must still be complied with.
The event industry is one of the main victims of the pandemic. In order to provide incentive and security for the future planning of events, a protective umbrella for events in the amount of 300 million euros has been stretched.
Here is a brief overview:
- Event organisers are granted a subsidy based on detailed event planning for that financial disadvantage that results from a COVID-19-related cancellation or curtailment of the event
- Eligible costs are expenses for services of third parties in the value chain (e.g. suppliers, technology, catering, etc.) that can no longer be cancelled as well as personnel costs directly related to the planning and implementation of the event.
- Funding amount per event increased from € 2 million to up to € 10 million for large events (protective shield II)
- Liability for up to 80% of the proven financial disadvantage.
- Applications will be possible until the end of October 2021.
- Applications can be submitted via the Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank (ÖHT)
- The extended protection umbrella (Schutzschirm II) can be applied for shortly at the ÖHT
Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot give any guarantee of completeness and correctness. The recommendations of the Innsbruck Convention Bureau do not replace official information channels or legal regulations.