Salzburg sets tough entry rulesNews
The Whitsun Festival is going ahead, with whatever audience is allowed into the ountry.
These are the current rules:
PERSONALIZATION and CHEQUERBOARD SEATING
– As last year, all tickets will be personalized in order to enable the authorities to implement rapid and effective contact tracing in cases of infection. The visitor’s name and first name will be printed on the ticket. Should the Covid-19 pandemic make it necessary, the visitor’s phone number and email address (if available) must be submitted to the authorities. Only the person specified on the ticket can attend the event. Picture IDs will be required when entering the performance venues.
– Any ticket personalization can be altered free of charge online.
– For all Whitsun Festival events, seating will be assigned in a chequerboard pattern, up to a maximum capacity of 50 percent.
TESTING BEFORE ENTRY or PROOF OF VACCINATION
– According to the regulations passed by the Ministry of Health, a valid negative Covid-19 test must be shown to gain entry to the Salzburg Festival’s performance venues. Antigen test certificates may not be older than 48 hours; PCR test certificates may not be older than 72 hours.
– If guests are vaccinated and the first vaccination took place more than 21 days before the event, test certificates are not required. Instead of a test certificate, they must submit their vaccination card or certificate.
– FFP2 facemasks must be worn inside all the Salzburg Festival’s performance venues. This also applies when seated during the performance.
– The legal minimum distance of 2 metres must be kept, wherever possible, between groups of visitors inside the premises.
– Guests are required to practice hand hygiene regularly.
– Should guests experience symptoms of illness, they are requested to refrain from attending the performance, as a courtesy to their fellow visitors.
INTERVALS and HOSPITALITY
– All events of the Whitsun Festival will take place without intervals.
– There will be no gastronomy or catering inside the venues of the Salzburg Festival during the Whitsun events.
TRAVEL REGULATIONS for ENTRIES FROM ABROAD
As of 19 May, the current restrictions on entries from abroad, including quarantine rules, will terminate. Persons who are tested, vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will be able to travel to Austria without quarantine (the exception being travellers entering from high-risk countries with a 7-day average infection rate of over 250 per 100,000).