Vicolo Procken 15 . 39037 Maranza South Tyrol
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There’s no doubt about it - we are living through uncertain times with many open questions and very few answers. How safe is it to travel to South Tyrol right now? What should we keep in mind? How unrestricted and carefree will your winter and skiing holiday be once you are here?

Even though we don’t have a crystal ball for looking into the future, we have put together a summary of current travel information to ensure that your time together at the Alpenhof and its surroundings is as untroubled as it can be:

Planning your holiday and entering the country

Situation in South Tyrol
At present it is possible to take a restriction-free holiday in South Tyrol within the framework of the general hygiene and safety rules. Current COVID 19 figures can be found on the website of the South Tyrolean Provincial Administration. The data is continuously updated by the South Tyrolean health authorities and the Civil Protection Agency.


Entering South Tyrol and Italy
Over 18 years of age,
if you wish to travel to South Tyrol from abroad, you will be required to provide following proof:

  1. 1. EU-Super Green Pass (=vaccinated or recovered) AND a negative test (antigen test - taken no longer than 24 hours, PCR test - taken no longer than 48 hours previously)
    Children from 6-17,99 years: negative test (antigen test - taken no longer than 24 hours, PCR test - taken no longer than 48 hours previously)

    If these requirements are not met upon entry, the following rules will apply:
    - requirement to isolate for a period of 5 days
    - Covid-19 test: administration of a swab test (molecular or antigen test) after the 5-day quarantine period expires

  2. Online registration via the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF). A confirmation email on your smart phone will suffice as proof of registration.


You can find all of the current entry requirements here: https://www.suedtirol.info/en/information/coronavirus


What if we can’t make it?
Border’s closed? Quarantine directive? At least you shouldn’t need to worry about that! We have relaxed our cancellation terms: Should official travel restrictions be introduced, you will be able to cancel your holiday at short notice at no cost.

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At the Family Home Alpenhof

“2G” proof upon check-in
In South Tyrol, if you wish to check into a hotel and are over 12 years of age, you need to show a " Super Green Pass" (= proof of your "2G" status where geimpft=vaccinated or genesen=recovered).
Provided that you comply with the general safety rules (maintaining a safe distance - wearing mouth and nose protection - disinfecting your hands) you are at liberty to use the entire hotel complex throughout your stay.

Mouth & nose protection in the hotel
The requirement to wear a mask applies in the Family Home Alpenhof only for shared indoor spaces, e.g. in the restaurant, at the buffet, when checking in. Children under 6 years of age are not required to wear a mask.


Playing it safe together...
We are neither virologists nor soothsayers - but we are well informed and are following developments closely! Our employees know exactly what they need to do to keep our holiday environment safe. Moreover, upon check-in, all of our guests will be given a brief introduction to the most important rules of conduct for mixing safely in the hotel.


And what about our usual all-around carefree service?
We are doing our best to be able to offer all of our usual services – even if they might sometimes be in a slightly different form. Childcare will be provided as usual, and we will stay outside as much as possible. The sauna will also be available – for private visits after first making an appointment at reception.


Mission “spick and span”!
Naturally, cleanliness and hygiene are essential in a family home. This is nothing new for us... nevertheless we have once again upgraded our systems: with hand sanitiser dispensers in all public areas and a brand new ozone generator for air purification in the buffet area and restaurant. And our continual “spick and span” tours of the building are enough to scare any virus away...


3 -2 -1 splash away!
Good news for all water rats: we have it on good authority that corona viruses are afraid of champion swimmers. Okaaay, we know that’s nonsense! Nevertheless, there is no reason why the swimming pools cannot be used, provided that we keep to the minimum distances. So don’t forget your swimming gear!


Simply breathe the air of freedom...
We are convinced that a breath of fresh mountain air always does you good. So how about it? The mountains and ski slopes of our holiday region are just waiting for you to get here! And our Family Home is also constantly replenished with healthy fresh air via our ventilation system.

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Experience South Tyrol

Situation in South Tyrol
From 10th January over 12s are able to take a restriction-free holiday in South Tyrol provided that they have a Super Green Pass (2G=vaccinated or recovered).
Current COVID 19 figures can be found on the website of the South Tyrolean Provincial Administration. The data is continuously updated by the South Tyrolean health authorities and the Civil Protection Agency.


Time to hit the slopes again at last!
Yippee! This winter it’s all about dashing down the ski slopes again!!! So, what are you waiting for? Get your skiing gear from cellar and let’s go! The ski resorts in South Tyrol are fully prepared for ensuring a safe holiday for all.

Here are the measures for a safe and carefree skiing holiday:

  • Access to the ski areas is permitted with a Super Green Pass (from 12 years old).
  • Your ski pass must be activated every day with your personal Super Green Pass (2G --> QR-Code necessary) (via the Dolomiti Superski App (see video) or in the ski pass offices). This activation is not necessary for ski passes belonging to children under 12 years of age.
  • For enclosed lifts you need a FFP2-mask.
  • You must be able to maintain a distance of 1 metre.
  • Gondolas and cable cars are used to 80% capacity, chairlifts to 100% capacity (80% when the cupola is closed)
  • In refreshment facilities, the same safety regulations apply as in bars and restaurants: Service only with a Super Green Pass (2G, from 12 years of age); service is available outdoors without a pass.
  • No Green Pass is required for children under 12.


Requirement to wear a mask
In order to use public transport and the cable cars, everyone over 6 years of age must wear a mask (FFP2 mask!). In general, wearing mouth and nose protection in public indoor spaces is mandatory and this also applies outdoors wherever groups of people come together and the minimum distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.


Catering and leisure activities
Restaurants, bars and ski chalets and the various leisure facilities  in South Tyrol are open.
For the most part they can only be accessed with a Super Green Pass (2G). Activities and services are also available outdoors without a pass. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the 2G rule.


Nearby testing facilities
The Alpina pharmacy in Natz-Schabs (approx. 20 minutes away by car) offers antigen tests without an appointment. Cost: €15 for adults, €10 for children and young people under 18 years of age. Address: Pustertaler Strasse 2, 39040 Schabs. Opening times: MO 7-11, TU 16-19, WE 7-11 & 16-19, FR 9-12 & 16-18, SA 9-12 & 14.30-16, SU 8.30-10.30.

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We’re high, high up in the mountains...

Anna and Jeffrey with Ella, Ivy e Jason
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