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Staying safe at the E&G

Enjoy relaxing holidays in Obergurgl

As we prepare for the winter season, we are keeping a close eye on developments. We know that ski holidays are a special experience including fun on the slopes, fresh air and fine food. Here at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl, we are committed to giving every single guest an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Winter breaks in Tyrol are all about spending time with those you love and enjoying the amazing region together. Our hotel's location at the end of the valey means the Edelweiss & Gurgl is an excellent place to get away from it all and get back to nature.

We promise our guests that the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl and the Gletscherblick -  serviced apartments are perfectly prepared for the coming winter season. The Scheiber family and the Edelweiss & Gurgl team fully support the measures taken by the government. In these challenging times it is particularly important for us to do everything in our power to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus – not only to protect our own health and that of our guests, but also to show solidarity with all members of society at increased risk.

Please notice

For entry requirements to Austria:

The basic rule is 2G +  However, face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 

Our measures to protect you

The most important actions


  • Comprehensive protection concept in the hotel and on the slopes.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided in all public areas of the hotel.
  • Plexiglas screens have been installed at reception.
  • In all restaurants, staff have been instructed to disinfect their hands after clearing each table.
  • The Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl has always placed great importance on cleanliness and hygiene, but as a result of the current situation we have increased the frequency and intensity of our cleaning cycles.

In turbulent times such as these, we offer peace and quiet in a stunning mountain location.

Opening hours

Facilities open in winter 2021/22

  • The half-board restaurant is open for hotel guests at the following times: 
    Monday to Sunday: breakfast 7:00 until 10:00 / dinner 18:30 until 21:00
  • Our Fondue Restaurant is open from 18:00 until 21:00
  • Room Service is also provided in the hotel
  • The hotel bar is open daily from 10:00 until 23:00
  • The Glacier Spa is open from 7:00 until 20:00 / sauna from 14:00
  • The gym is open from 7:00 until 20:00
  • Massages can be booked from 9:00 until 19:00
  • Kids' club – Sunday to Friday from 15:30 until 22:00
Stronger together

Mutual respect creates a relaxing atmosphere for everyone

In order to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, we kindly ask you not to come to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl or the Gletscherblick -  serviced apartments if you have felt unwell in the last ten days or if you have acute symptoms such as fever, coughing or typical signs of a cold. These instructions have, of course, also been communicated to all members of staff at the E&G.

You will find all the latest information about travelling to Austria on the websites of the Austrian national government and the Tyrolean regional government.

Under the current rules the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl is allowed to welcome guests provided the necessary measures are taken. Our restaurant is also open to non-residents.

Which evidence applies to the 2-G rule?


  • A recovery certificate is valid for 180 days.

  • A doctor's confirmation is valid for 180 days after an infection with SARS-CoV-2 has expired. This must have been proven by molecular biology (e.g. PCR test).

  • An official separation notice is also valid for 180 days.



  • The EU-compliant vaccination certificate, the yellow vaccination pass, a vaccination card and a printout or PDF (e.g. on the mobile phone) of the data from the e-vaccination pass are valid as proof of vaccination.

  • Immunization through two partial vaccinations: After receiving the second vaccination, the validity of the vaccination certificate is valid 360 days and there must be at least 14 days between the two vaccinations have passed. From December 6th, this vaccination certificate is valid for 270 days.


What now applies to children?

  • No proof is required until the child reaches the age of 12.

  • From the 12th birthday onwards, a 2-G certificate is required. The school test pass (Ninja pass) is equivalent to the 2-G proof for school-age children (also valid on weekends, if complete). The following applies to children of school age who are on holiday and foreign children: If the same test interval is adhered to (3 tests, at least 2 of which are PCR), this also counts as 2-G proof.

  • However, adolescents over 16 years of age need a 2G certificate in any case!


Entry requirements to Austria


The basic rule is 2G + - i.e. vaccinated or recovered AND PCR test.


Exceptions for...

  • People who have reseived a booster vaccination

  • Commercial passenger and freight transport

  • People in transit commuter


Further information:

Basically, when entering from all countries (including EU / EEA / Switzerland) the "2G + rule" applies - so you have to be vaccinated or recovered AND also carry a negative PCR test (max. 72h old).

People who do NOT meet 2G + (i.e. who have been vaccinated or recovered but do not have a negative PCR test when entering the country) must complete an entry registration and go into quarantine. This quarantine can be ended at any time as soon as a negative PCR test is obtained.

People who do not comply with 2G (i.e. who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered) must register for entry and go into quarantine. This quarantine can be ended on the 5th day at the earliest with a negative PCR test.

Local community

Common effort for a common goal

From November 15, 2021, the operator of cable cars and cogwheel railways may only let people in if they can present a 2-G certificate. Face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 

Public transport is subject to a number of restrictions. Please click on the following links for the latest timetables and to get all the latest information:

In order to be allowed to enter restaurants, pubs, etc., a valid 2-G certificate is required. However, face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 

The 2-G rule also applies to guests in night gastronomy. However, face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 

The hotel

Hygiene, responsibility & solidarity

The Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl offers plenty of space for all our guests. The large indoor and outdoor areas our hotel enjoys are particularly beneficial at this time. They means you can sit down and relax while maintaining a safe distance to other guests.

Valid 2G proof is required to enter our hotel. However, face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 


Plenty of hand sanitiser is provided in the spa & beauty areas

The 2-G rule now applies in sports facilities.

The obligation to present a valid 2-G certificate does not apply to children up to the age of 12. Children therefore do not need their own G-proof to be able to go to the restaurant with their parents. School-age children and adolescents have access to restaurants or the cinema with the ninja pass. After completing the ninth year of school, young people, like adults, require a 2-G certificate.

Staff accommodation

The same rules as in the hotel

  • Hand sanitiser provided to all members of staff
  • Disinfections carried out several times a day
  • 3-G-Rule
  • Face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 
Ski resort

Extra capacity on ski lifts & plenty of space on the slopes

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has been known for years for its minimal queues at the ski lifts. The resort does not have many one-day visitors, especially at the moment. This means extra capacity on the lifts and slopes. As a result, it is easy to practise social distancing on the pistes and in the cable cars.

In order to enter huts and restaurants in the ski resort, a valid 2-G certificate is required. However, face coverings must be worn in all generally accessible indoor areas of the hotel. 

Regional safety concept

Measures in place in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

The ski resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Ötztal Tourism have developed a comprehensive concept to ensure the safety of staff and guests:

We will keep you informed on changes to the rules and measures. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone if you have any questions about the ski resort and lifts.