Vorarlberg holds together – with a visible and tangible security concept for winter tourism in Vorarlberg.

The basic structure of the Vorarlberg Winter Code consists of the following points:

  • Book relaxed – Covid-19 guest cancellation insurance
    In order to give your booking a high level of security, the state of Vorarlberg has launched a free Corona travel cancellation insurance. So that you can also book your winter holiday with a good feeling, many local accommodation providers have also adjusted their cancellation conditions.
  • Quality assurance – Covid-19 officers in all companies​
    A Covid-19 officer has been appointed for all tourist facilities – such as accommodation, restaurants, cable cars, ski schools, etc. This person is the contact person for employees, guests and authorities and has to ensure that prescribed prevention concepts are implemented and that hygiene measures are observed.
  • Test opportunities for guests
    For the entire period of the winter season, guests in the various regions of Vorarlberg have an easily accessible PCR test offer available for a fee. You also have the option of having your body temperature measured without contact at any time.
  • And much more…​

Summary: Winterkodex Vorarlberg

Safe Businesses

  • Covid-19 officer as a contact for authorities, guests and employees – as well as for quality assurance.
  • Establishment and implementation of a prevention and hygiene concept
  • Pre-seasonal training for employees on safety and hygiene measures
  • Random checks of the operations by external security companies – including advice service
  • Ongoing tests of the health of hotel staff: PCR test before starting season work – weekly tests – daily temperature measurement before starting work
  • Expansion of the free PCR test program for the following tourism sectors: Private room rental companies, restaurants, ski instructors and mountain guides
  • Subsidized tests of the employees of cable car companies, sports shops and taxi companies in the beginning of the season in the different regions.
  • In-house Contact Tracing

Strong Destinations

  • Implementation of the package of measures for a joint, successful winter season
  • Free Corona cancellation insurance – ideally combined with relaxed cancellation conditions of the accommodation providers – for the entire duration of the winter season
  • Wastewater monitoring as a corona early warning system in the holiday destinations
  • Tourism staff with representatives from state politics, tourism, authorities and health care at state level as well as Corona task forces in the destinations allow state-wide coordination