Safety measures – South Tyrol & Coronavirus
Here you can find all information for safe holidays in South Tyrol.
For more safety in the cold season, somewhat stricter regulations are currently in force again in South Tyrol, especially with regard to the obligation to wear a mask. Until 5th December 2021, there are also further restrictions to be observed in certain municipalities.
Which general rules must be observed throughout South Tyrol?
- The now well-known measures on handwashing, disinfecting and keeping the minimum distance, etc. should still be observed.
- Indoors, wearing a face mask is mandatory (except from the own home).
- Outdoors, as well, it is mandatory to wear protection over mouth and nose if the minimum distance of 1 metre cannot be kept. This is the case with gatherings of people in city and village centres, on markets and in queues. In fact, you should always have a face mask with you.
- In the means of public transport, FFP2 masks are mandatory. For services close to people (hairdresser, beauty salon etc.) a FFP2 mask is mandatory, if the persons do not have a Green Pass.
- Children under 6 years of age are excepted from the mandatory protection, as well as people who cannot wear it because of health reasons. People practising a sport do not have to wear them, neither.
- Dance activities in discos, clubs etc. are not allowed outdoors or indoors.
What do you need the Green Pass for?
Certain activities are tied to the Green Pass or digital COVID certificate by the EU. It is a certification valid throughout Europe for vaccination (valid from 15 days after the 1st dose or for 270 days after the 2nd dose), tests with a negative result (molecular or antigen test for 48 hours) and recovery (valid for 180 days). Please note: Not in all EO countries, there are the same limits and conditions like in Italy or South Tyrol, regarding the so-called 3G rule (vaccinated, tested or recovered).
In South Tyrol, the Green Pass is also valid for:
- the consumption of food and drink indoors, seated at tables
- indoor pools, fitness, wellness facilities in closed rooms, gyms etc. (in accommodation establishments as well)
- sports events and competitions
- public performances in theatres, cinemas etc. (outdoors as well)
- public outdoor events
- wedding ceremonies and other celebrations
- museums and other cultural facilities
- fairs, conferences and congresses
- thermal facilities, theme parks and amusement parks
- overnight stays in mountain huts, mountain inns and youth hostels with common bedrooms
- discos and dance halls
- the use of interregional trains, busses, ferries and ships as well as for aeroplanes
- For consumption and shopping at the South Tyrolean Christmas markets (handing out of a wristband at the checkpoint)
- Use of ski lifts in ski resorts (see rules in ski resorts).
Children under 12 years do not need the Green Pass in these cases.
What additional restrictions will apply until 5.12.2021 in which municipalities?
- The municipalities affected are: Rodeneck, St. Pankraz, Kuens, Vintl, Ulten, Martell, Kastelbell-Tschars, Natz-Schabs, Schnals, Plaus, Kastelruth, Marling, Lajen, Burgstall, St. Ulrich, Moos in Passeier, Villnöss, St. Christina in Gröden, Rasen-Antholz, Mühlbach, Welsberg-Taisten, Villanders, Prad am Stilfser Joch, Latsch, Laas, Tirol, Sand in Taufers, Mühlwald, Percha, St. Martin in Passeier, Wolkenstein in Gröden, Völs am Schlern, Ahrntal, Tscherms, Gais and Mals.
- Between 8 pm and 5 am only those movements are allowed that are justified by proven work requirements, health reasons or situations of urgency. A corresponding self-declaration must be filled out in the event of a control.
- Sports activities are permitted during the day with a distance of 2 metres and motor activities with a distance of 1 metre and mandatory wearing of face masks. Sports and motor activities are not allowed between 8 pm and 5 am.
- In closed rooms (except from one's own home) and also everywhere outdoors where the interpersonal distance of 1 m cannot be maintained permanently, an FFP2 mask must be worn. FFP2 masks are mandatory also for customers and staff within commercial establishments.
- Bars and restaurants may host guests from 5 am to 6 pm at tables with a maximum of 4 persons. Take away is possible until 8 pm and delivery service until 10 pm.
- All indoor events, whether in private or public places, are prohibited. Also suspended are rehearsals and performances by choirs and music bands, as well as theatre performances, cinema activities, conferences and similar meetings in presence.
- Organised public events in demarcated outdoor areas may take place in compliance with the safety regulations in force.
- Activities of swimming pools and swimming centres as well as indoor activities of gyms, fitness centres, etc. are suspended, except for rehabilitation and therapy services.
- Sports events of national and international interest are permitted and other sporting competitions only without an audience, outdoors and individual sports.
What are the rules for travelling?
- The Green Pass has simplified travelling between Italy and many other countries. For entering from most of the EU and Schengen area countries, registration of the trip with the digital Passenger Locator Form is required in addition to the Green Pass (for travellers from 6 years).
- For countries outside the EU, additional requirements usually apply: For example, anyone who has stayed in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the last 14 days before entering Italy needs a negative antigen or PCR test (not older than 48 hours) in addition to the green pass and registration.
- Certificates from the health authorities of some countries outside the EU (such as Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the USA) are recognised as equivalent to the Green Pass.
- For the return to many countries, please observe the measures of your home country.
- Further information about inbound and outbound travels is available here:
- Website of the autonomous province (in German and Italian)
- Website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Re-open EU
Where can I find more detailed information?
- Important information, regulations and news can be found on the website of the Province of South Tyrol (in German and Italian language).
- Callers from Italy can also contact the Green Number 800 751 751 (daily from 8 am to 8 pm). Callers from abroad can contact this number: +39 0471 163 2355 (at the caller's expense).
- In case you would like to use public transport, consult the current timetables and information on südtirolmobil.info.
- Further information is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health of your country.