This means that travelers from Tyrol will in fact only be equated with those from other Austrian federal states in one and a half weeks. Until then, there is a mandatory quarantine of 14 days without the possibility of free testing and the obligation to submit a negative corona test at the border. When entering from other parts of Austria, you can also take the corona test after entering the country and test yourself free within 5 days. How long this will remain is uncertain, the classification of Austria as a coronavirus high incidence area will probably only be a matter of days.Because of the spread of the South African virus mutation, Germany introduced stationary controls on February 14 at the borders with the state of Tyrol. Since then, only Germans and foreigners residing in Germany have been admitted. There were only a few exceptions, for example for truck drivers and commuters in systemically important professions, but these too had to submit a negative corona test.
With this lifting of Germany’s strict entry regulations vis-à-vis the state of Tyrol, Governor Arno Kompatscher is confident that border traffic between South Tyrol and Tyrol can be normalized.