Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.

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Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.

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Wongo
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 04-Jan

I should be vaccinated by then as I work in a school, if not I have access to testing, i would have though the slopes safer from Covid than UK.

Sonofapreacher
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 04-Jan

If the UK introduces teir 5 then you can forget skiing this year. The fact that the continent hasnt found this variant yet means they could be further behind the curve so their worse to come.
However, if their case load does not increase with deaths, it could signal the variant maybe more infectous but not as dangerous.
Still, will not save the season, imv.

SwingBeep
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 04-Jan

The UK variant, B.1.1.7 is thought to have been has been circulating in the UK since September, so it will have reached the continent by now. According to the Swiss health authorities, ten people in have tested positive for the UK variant, and three for the South African variant so far.

The COVID-19 restrictions are being extended almost everywhere; it is likely that there will be UK style in lockdowns across Europe in the near future.

The prospect of UK based skiers being allowed to travel to EU and not having to go into quarantine when they get there before the end of the skiing season is very slim.

Sonofapreacher
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 04-Jan

The UK PCR test, for example appears to pick up these variants...The US one does not so it is may be probable that still many countries just don't know they already have it.
I think it is now very very unlikely we will even go.
Its almost a write off already.

Sonofapreacher
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 07-Jan

UK tests are easier to get now without sympthoms.
This could tell us we are negative, or not, before we commit to a paid test with a FTF certificate.
Its a start and i think some countries might consider accepting plans like this to help pump money into resort economies...hopefully.

J2SkiNews
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 07-Jan

Austria's re-opening date to foreigners (who can get there) has now slid again to 24th January.

On the upside for some it is reported that Saalbach, which was one of a few big name resorts not to open lifts when they could to try to relieve the misery of local people who found them themselves without income but lots of unexpected free time, has today opened a few lifts for locals.
www  The Snow Hunter

Far Queue
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 07-Jan

J2SkiNews wrote:Austria's re-opening date to foreigners (who can get there) has now slid again to 24th January.


My understand on this though, is that entrants to the country from high risk areas (including returning nationals) will need to quarantine for 10 days. So unless you are going for a fortnights trip, no skiing for us atmo
Edited 1 time. Last update at 07-Jan-2021

Sonofapreacher
reply to 'Opening of Austrian skiing for foreigners.'
posted 08-Jan

I think to salvage the season, resorts and borders will require a FTF type cert which is 72hr negative test cert.

Topic last updated on 08-January-2021 at 12:31

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