In Tyrol there is a “Safe House”In a community near Innsbruck, where people are housed who do not have suitable accommodation for their quarantine period. This also applies to holidaymakers who no longer have a hotel room. There are 60 rooms in the quarantine accommodation, although these are already “well utilized”, according to the state of Tyrol.
If the capacities there are no longer sufficient, a “back-up” can be made available “at least promptly”. Since the quarantine is an official measure, the costs are also borne by it. “By the way, guests do not necessarily have to spend their quarantine in Tyrol. An orderly journey home is basically possible if certain conditions are met ”, informed the country.
In Vorarlberg, the question of quarantine quarters is regulated according to a step-by-step plan. As far as possible, affected guests will stay in their accommodation, said Christian Gantner (ÖVP) and tourism director Christian Schützinger at the request of the APA. If the isolation has to take place outside of the accommodation, the guests will be accommodated as close as possible – in the same region. If these capacities are not sufficient either, the Rheintal and Walgau valleys are used. “There are hotels there that can be entered without contact. The supply is also possible there, ”said Schützinger.
So far, the situation has been manageable, and accommodation in another region has not yet become necessary. Over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve, only three vacationers would have had to move out of their accommodation and be accommodated in the neighborhood.
The state of Upper Austria currently has quarantine quarters in Linz. The country’s crisis team is currently assuming that the accommodation whose exact address you do not want to disclose will be sufficient despite the increasing number of new corona infections. “For those few cases in which people in Upper Austria do not have the opportunity to enter the quarantine at another location, the state makes this segregation quarter available,” it said. Nobody was there until Thursday.
In Carinthia there is currently an area in which corona infected people are housed who do not have a permanent place to stay in Carinthia, said Gerd Kurath from the state press service on APA request. Such a quarter could also be used for tourism. Considerations are currently underway as to where there are other ways to set up such a facility.
In Burgenland there is a quarter in southern Burgenland available for holidaymakers who have tested positive. The accommodation with eight rooms for about ten people has so far hardly been used, or not at all, explained the Coronavirus coordination team at the request of the APA.
From the office of the Styrian Health Councilor Juliane Bogner-Strauss (ÖVP) it was said that quarantine quarters for vacationers were under discussion, but that there was currently no need for it in the Styrian tourism hotspots.
According to the office of City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker (SPÖ), there are currently five such accommodations in Vienna for sick tourists or other people who acutely need accommodation – i.e. homeless people. These are currently 40 percent occupied. One quarter was set up in a pavilion on the site of the former geriatric center in the Vienna Woods.
In Lower Austria, the state has had an agreement with a hotel at Vienna Airport in Schwechat since the beginning of the pandemic. “If necessary, an entire wing can be cordoned off there. The service staff is trained ”, it was communicated. So far, this accommodation has had to be used a few times, that “worked perfectly”, the state said on request.
In the federal state of Salzburg, in addition to the existing quarter in Tamsweg (Lungau), accommodation in the central area of Salzburg and another in the inner mountains are planned. According to the state media center, final discussions are currently taking place. The currently underutilized area in Tamsweg is currently the only quarantine accommodation in the country for infected tourists and, according to the LHStv health officer. Christian Stöckl (ÖVP) is only available until the end of January.