due to the current events in the Corona pandemic, rules and restrictions continue to apply to national and international travel. Please note: At your final holiday destination, different rules may apply in some cases, for example for access to mountain railways, hotels or restaurants. The Urlaubs-Express does not guarantee the completeness of the following information. As a general rule, on an internationally operating train, passengers are subject to the laws of the country in which the train is currently travelling. It is the passenger’s duty to inform himself/herself about the applicable rules. Despite all the difficulties, we wish all our guests a good journey and a relaxing holiday!
Austria: Since 20 December, the 2-G+ rule applies to entry. Entrants aged 12 and over must be fully vaccinated or recovered and also have a current PCR test. A person who has received the booster vaccination in addition to the two basic vaccinations is considered to be fully vaccinated. The booster then replaces the PCR test. In addition, an FFP2 mask must be worn in many areas of public life, including on trains. Violations of the mask requirement in Austria are punishable by a fine of 40 euros. More information
Germany: Persons aged 12 and over must have proof of vaccination, convalescence or testing (antigen test max. 48 hours, PCR max. 72 hours old on entry) on entry (before crossing the border). Those who cannot present any of these proofs must go into quarantine for 10 days or until they are presented. A “free test” is possible after five days at the earliest. For entry/re-entry from high-risk areas (e.g. Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria) to Germany, digital travel registration must be completed by all travellers. More information
On the train: On the Urlaubs-Express, the 3-G rule continues to apply on German soil except Bavaria. To comply with the mask requirement, a medical mask is sufficient. Bavaria is an exception. Here, the obligation to wear an FFP2 mask also applies on the train. The Urlaubs-Express recommends that its guests always wear an FFP2 mask. This increases the level of protection and prevents inconvenience when crossing the border.