Austrian ski resorts to reopen gradually from next week

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Austria’s ski resorts will start to reopen after the country’s national lockdown ends on Sunday (December 12), but rules will differ depending on the area.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein said lockdown will ease for double-vaccinated people on Sunday but regional leaders will be able to set their own rules.

The Tirol, Vorarlberg and Burgenland region will comply with the national measures and not put in place further measures, while Upper Austria, which has the highest infection rate in the country, will stay in lockdown until 17 December, PlanetSKI reports.

Vienna will keep some lockdown measures in place, including keeping bars and restaurants shut until 20 December.

In Salzburg, Lower Austria and Styria bars will remain shut until 17 December.

Carinthia has yet to make an announcement about its rules.

PlanetSKI says apres ski bars and nightclubs will remain closed under the national rules.

Skiers will need a health pass to use ski lifts and will need to wear an FFP2 facemask on lifts and in queues, but not on slopes while skiing.

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