The Tyrolean ÖVP member of parliament and chairman of the cable car association in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ), Franz Hörl, criticized the shortening of the validity period of the green pass in connection with season tickets on Thursday. For those who have been vaccinated twice, the Green Passport is only valid for 180 days instead of 270 from February 1st. He therefore called on guests to update the respective online platforms.
As a result of the new regulation, as of February 1, “approx. 270,000 of the currently registered and valid tickets would be checked in one fell swoop and their validity reduced by 90 days, Hörl announced in a broadcast. “Even now, the necessary control activities represent a considerable additional effort,” he said. When buying a season ticket, a green passport must be shown. If, for example, you have been vaccinated a third time, you should now state this be done at home”, this contributes “to a massive extent to reducing the testing effort in the ski areas”. “This means that access will be possible again as planned until the end of the season,” explained Hörl. The MP also criticized “that the measure on the part of the Federal government was not coordinated with the neighboring countries”, which is “at the expense of our location”.