The 2020/21 Winter Season in Austria

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020/21 winter season will look a little different to previous years. Austria's government and its tourism industry are working hard to ensure that winter holidays are both safe and enjoyable for visitors, with a myriad of guidelines and measures in place from the gondola to the ski lesson, to the alpine hut and spa. 

On this page, you'll find informative summaries of the protective procedures in place on national and regional levels, as well as updates about initiatives such as testing in the tourism sector, in addition to more general news about winter holidays across Austria's many ski regions.

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COVID-19: National guidelines and initiatives

The Austrian government has introduced a number of guidelines and procedures on a national level to promote safer winter holidays in 2020/21. Here, you'll find an overview of what winter visitors can expect when traveling to Austria in terms of safety measures and initiatives that apply to the whole country.

COVID-19 Lockdown Update 21.12.2020


New, stricter lockdown rules have been in effect in Austria since 21st December 2020, scheduled to last until 17th January 2021 at the earliest. More information can be found on this page and via

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Update 02.11.2020: November Lockdown in Austria


Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Austrian government has decided to implement a second lockdown beginning on 3rd November and lasting until 30th November. Find out more about the new measures here.

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COVID-19: Regional measures

Austria's individual winter holiday regions are taking extreme care to follow the overarching national guidelines, whilst also putting in place additional measures that correspond to their unique infrastructures. Below, you'll find information as to how different areas are meticulously preparing to welcome winter visitors in a safe and worry-free atmosphere, from their mountain breakfast all the way through to a nightcap following skiing on floodlit slopes.


Winter PR News 2020/21

From gondola updates and hotel openings to information about snow sureness and cross country ski routes: we know that, alongside Austria's COVID-19 protective measures, these details are important. Across the provinces of SalzburgerLand and Tirol, new experiences and infrastructural updates abound for the 2020/21 winter season to ensure that holidays in Austria are as safe, worry-free and enjoyable as possible.

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Austrian National Tourist Office
Eleanor Moody, PR Manager
4th Floor, 54 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8HN

Tel:07825 267 693