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Winterkodex Vorarlberg

Winterkodex Vorarlberg

Vorarlberg is synonymous with unique nature and inspiring culture, charming traditions and blissful enjoyment. Small wonder that those who have been to Austria’s westernmost state are always keen to return. Presently, Vorarlberg is preparing for a winter unlike any other: The Winterkodex Vorarlberg summarises the resources and measures in place to ensure a carefree, and above all safe, holiday for you.


safe businesses

  • Covid-19 representatives ensure the quality of health & safety measures and serve as contact persons for guests, employees and authorities
  • Development and implementation of a prevention and hygiene concept
  • Staff training on safety and hygiene rules before the start of the season
  • Businesses are subject to random, advisory checks by external security companies
  • Consistent employee testing in hotels: PCR test before the first day of service, weekly testing and daily temperature measurement before start of shift
  • Expansion of the free PCR testing programme for the following tourism sectors: private room rentals, gastronomy, camping, youth hostels, ski instructors and mountain guides
  • Promotion of initial testing for employees of cable car companies, sports retailers and taxi companies at the beginning of the season in the destinations
  • Internal company contact data collection (contact tracing)


Healthy guests

  • Contact tracing
  • PCR testing facilities at the holiday destination or region (subject to charge)
  • Ability to contactlessly measure for fever directly in the accommodation
  • Requirement to wear mask that covers the nose and mouth

Strong holiday destinations

  • Joint implementation of the package of measures for a successful winter season
  • Free coronavirus cancellation insurance (ideally in combination with relaxed cancellation conditions form the accommodation establishments) for the entire winter season
  • Waste water monitoring as a coronavirus early warning system at the holiday destinations
  • Tourism staff with representatives from state politics, tourism, authorities and healthcare at the state level, and Corona Task Forces in the destinations allow for state-wide coordination