Austria’s Tirol ski resorts close for the season due to coronavirus

That’s a wrap for Austria’s famous Tirol region this season as the region will close all lifts from Sunday 15th and all accommodation from Monday the 16th, including the mighty St Anton and eighty plus other resorts. 

According to a statement released today, there are currently 110 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Tirol.

“Together with the national government, the health authorities and the emergency services, the regional government of Tirol is doing everything in order to further restrict the spread of the virus” reads a statement.

On 10 March 2020 the Austrian government issued the highest travel warning for Italy. This means checks are now carried out on people wishing to cross the border from Italy to Austria.

All people – of any nationality – wishing to cross from Italy into Austria require a medical certificate which is no more than four days old. People arriving without a medical certificate and staying in Tirol must self-isolate at home for 14 days.

It is, however, still possible to travel from Italy through Austria (without stopping) and on to other countries. There are currently no train connections and no flights to and from Italy.

Border checks are being carried out on all people attempting to cross from Italy into Austria – in Tirol this means checks at the border crossings on the Brenner Pass, on the Reschen Pass and in Sillian.

The regions recommend that all travellers contact the relevant health authorities in their own country to get the latest information about current travel restrictions before setting off on their journey.

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