Skiing despite Corona: These rules apply to the ski season in Bavaria, Austria, the Czech Republic and Co.

Ski vacation and Corona? There was something. Since then the Austrian Ischgl ski resort contributed significantly to the spread of the coronavirus across Europe in spring 2020 is the pandemic and the winter sports linked in the minds of many people. After the winter sports season 2020/21 was more or less completely canceled in many places, it should be significantly better again next winter: Falling infection numbers and an increasing vaccination rate enable extensive relaxation, even when skiing.

Included the regulations differ from country to country. In addition, there is still the possibility that a changed infection situation will require short-term changes to the corona measures. In addition, some measures depend directly on the number of infections and the hospital load. We have collected the previously applicable rules for you.

Overview of the corona measures in the ski regions

Bavaria and Germany

In Bavaria’s ski areas, the general Corona rules, which depend on the Hospital traffic light could be tightened. Above all, this means that the 3G rules are valid. Only vaccinated, convalescent and people with a current corona test may be transported to the lifts and cable cars. In addition, will probably Mask requirement and distance requirements to grab. The usual exceptions for children under 6 years of age and schoolchildren apply.

The lift operators find the control of the 3G rules problematic. This is what the board of the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn, Matthias Stauch, the 3G rules at the beginning of September as “completely impractical”. A complete control can hardly be carried out and the additional personnel and organizational effort can hardly be met.

In other regions of Germany, other solutions are therefore also being worked on. This is how the ski lift operators plan in Schwarzwald according to the Passauer Neue Presse 3G ein 2G Plus model. In addition to adults who have been tested and recovered, exceptions should only apply to children under 6 and schoolchildren.


Austria, which is heavily dependent on tourism, wants to welcome as many skiers as possible again in the winter season. There should be no capacity limits. For this you have to go in cable cars FFP2 Masks be worn. In addition, the 3G rules – both in gastronomy, as well as in accommodation and in the cable cars.

away Warning level 2 (applies as soon as the number of occupied intensive care beds is over 300 for 7 days) then applies instead of 3G 2G at après-ski events.

Italy, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic

In the other countries bordering the Alps they are Corona rules less clear so far. In France, Switzerland and Italy, the general 3G rules will probably apply – both to overnight stays, restaurants and cable cars. In Italy they should be loud pnp Accordingly, the capacity of the lifts will also be limited to 80 percent and a mask requirement will apply, according to ADAC, a mask requirement also applies to lifts in Switzerland. For France, however, no further details have yet been announced.

3G rules and increased hygiene measures are also intended to prevent infections in the ski areas in the Czech Republic. Entrants from Germany have to be loud pnp fill out a registration form.

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