Corona Info

Austria

Information updated on 23.12.2020

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 26.12.2020 – 18.01.2021

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • No, possible changes after 18.01.2021

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • No, possible changes after 18.01.2021

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, opening starts 24th December 2020

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • No guiding or private climbing possible with other persons not from your household

maximum group size?

  • 0

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

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Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Information updated on 05.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 20.04.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • uncertain

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • uncertain

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes always, but only at the base of Huayna Potosi

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • All tourist open spaces are open for now but it is recommended not to visit local markets with a concentration of people

maximum group size?

  • uncertain

Protective measures

  • social distance: minimum 1.5 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • use of gloves: No
  • use of alcohol gel at all times: Yes

Specific documents for mountain guides:

  • IFMGA Credential

The tourist areas in the mountains of Bolivia have been open since September 2020. The problem is that visitors cannot easily reach Bolivia due to flight limitations to Bolivia. It is essential to have proof of PCR from COVID to enter and leave Bolivia. The COVID test in Bolivia costs 120 $US. 

 

 

 

Canada

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • March 2, 2020

    No expiry date as yet

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Not yet; no date for opening of international borders

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Not yet; no date for opening of international borders

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • N/A

open hut, yes/no, date?

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Depends on activity 

Protective measures

  • physical distancing: minimum 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor: yes, outdoor: yes when distancing is not possible
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (...
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Czech Republic

Information updated on 06.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • October 5th - present

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Prohibition of free movement of persons throughout the Czech Republic from 21:00 to 04:59, with exceptions.

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for basic reasons and related to the list of risk countries.

    Longest visits are conditioned by a negative Covid 19 test and application form.
    More information to travell situation: https://reopen.europa.eu/cs/map/ESP/7001

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Rock climbing only so max 2 guests

Protective measures

  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

Specific documents

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East Europe - trans-national association

Information valid at 10 January 2021

BULGARIA

1.  Can national guides work with national clients? YES

2.  Can national guides work with international clients? YES

3.  Can international guides work with national / international clients? YES

4.  Is quarantine mandatory for people entering Bulgaria? 
Coming from the UK - YES 14 days 
Coming from other EU states: NO

5.  Where can I find information in English about working as mountain guide in the context of COVID measures

Information for passengers entering Bulgaria from green, orange, red and grey regions under the new EU Recommendation (‘traffic lights’ system) which applies to EU / EEA countries is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
For passengers travelling from countries outside the EU/EEA, entry into Bulgaria is subject to certain restrictions based on a country-by-country basis. Further information is available on the ...

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Ecuador

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 31.5.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • All National Parks and outdoors reactions are forbidden for now

maximum group size?

  • Uncertain

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1.5 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • wearing of gloves: -

Specific documents for mountain guides

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PWzSwck48lpGh-_aB3SxZRmrGRPfaFFi/view

From September onwards you will be able to guide in almost 70% of the mountains of Ecuador, as long as it is with a certified guide and operator/legal agency.

For details of the mountains you can contact info@aseguim.org

 

 

France
Germany

Information updated on 05.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • It is changing from month to month. Current regulations are valid at least until end of January 2021.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Currently no, Germany is under lockdown. Incoming persons to Bavaria from a country, declared as risk area, have to go to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Commercial outdoor activities are not allowed.
  • Tourism is not allowed. 
  • Climbing gymns and ski areas are closed.

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Only while going to quarantine for 10 days.

Cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No

Open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Every activity with less than 1,5 m distance freon person to person.

Maximum group size?

  • See above

Protective measures

  • Social distancing: minimum 1,5 m, 
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor when distance < 1,5m
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

Specific documents

Links to further information

https://www.verkuendung-bayern.de/baymbl/2020-737

 

 

 

Italy

Information about the Aostatal Region

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? NOT UPDATED

  • Emergency state January 2020 - July 31st 2020.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • The guiding is now possibile in Italy but the regional and boarders with Italy and Eu (Switzerland included) countries area open

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes it is possibile to come also for tourism reasons

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Single resort are opening the cable cars. The decisions are coming from the single region or the autonomy provinces of Trento, Bolzano and from the local ski resort

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some huts will open starting from June, some only for food, other also for sleeping in a lower number of beds available. There are still some planning like nights in tents etc, just consider that some huts might not be open at all for the season

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Mountain activities and guiding area now allowed

maximum group size?

  • General national information are now in the “Guidelines for the reopening of Economic, Productive and Recreational Activities, Rome, 09.06.2020 by the agreement conference of regions and autonomous provinces”.  Some Regional and Province tourism...
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Italy

NOT UPDATED

Information about Südtirol

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • On January 31, 2020, the Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency for a period of six months as a result of the health risk associated with Coronavirus infection.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • On May 25th we were allowed to restart our general mountain guide activity in South Tyrol. On June 7th all formation for mountain guides and mountain leaders started.

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non- resident) tourists, yes/ no, date?

  • The borders to Italy were opened on 3...
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Italy

Information updated on 22.01.2021

Mountain guiding in Italy is basically allowed, but there are restrictions for travelling between other regions or often it is not possible. 

Please check the following link for more information:

http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

Information updated on 14.12.2020

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • The border of Japan for tourists are closed now (the 8th of December 2020) and announced that it might be opened in stages in April 2021.
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?
  • Yes, but coming into Japan is not possible now.
possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?
  • No. It might be opened in stages in April 2021.
cable car open, yes/no, date?
  • Yes. Lifts and so on for summer and winter is open.
open hut, yes/no, date?
  • Some huts are open with specific Covid-19 regulations and some are closed.
Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?
  • None
maximum group size?
  • Depends on activities.
Protective measures
 
  • social distancing: minimum 2 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • wearing of gloves: No
Specific documents
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Norway

Everyone needs to test at the border and if coming from a red country – 10 days of quarantine

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? NOT UPDATED

  • 13/3-26/4

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for normalization in June, for now all people coming into Norway needs fourteen days of quarantine. There is a debate if we only shall open to countries with low infection rates, Iceland, Denmark and Finland. Not opening to Sweden…

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some bigger juts open, smaller ones will open end of june

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • For community 20, for guidine 1:5 (skiing)

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor no, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

additional comments:

baselines or patterns for the current situation: 

  • Guests and mountain guides must be symptom free when at the start of tour/course
  • All planning and preparation is conducted outdoors...
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Peru

Information updated on 11.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 15.3.2020 – 1.7.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Open hut, yes/no, date?

  • In the Cordillera blanca mountain range yes but other mountain ranges Uncertain

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • None.

maximum group size?

  • Depending if it is trekking or mountain climbing (technical or not technical)

Protective measures

-          Social distancing: minimum 1.5 m

-          Wearing a mask: Yes

-          Wearing of gloves: No, only in case of direct contact like rescue.

-          Specific documents for mountain guides

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Poland

Information updated on 05.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.3.2020 – …. Not decided yet 
  • As for today (04.01.2020) Tatra National Park is open for all - guiding is possible

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Borders are open but quarantine is obligatoire (14 days)
  • No further restrictions, if You are staying in Poland and don’t have to be on a 14 day quarantine...

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment, if You are coming to Poland You have to be on quarantine, we hope for an opening by the end of January

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Cable car is open for all - but ski resorts are closed (by now up to 17th of January, but no one knows what is s going to be later)

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Huts are closed , it is not possible to rent an apartment in Zakopane. Now - up to 17th, of January, but no one knows what's next

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • guiding is not forbidden, climbing and mountaineering is legal

maximum group size?

  • No public gatherings (more than 5) allowed

Protective measures

  • social distancing
  • wearing a mask: obligatoire
  • wearing of gloves: obligatory in case of direct...
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Slovakia

Information updated on 07.12.2020

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.3.2020 – no expiry date as yet
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?
  • Yes, with negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours
Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?
  • Yes, with negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours
Cable car open, yes/no, date?
  • Yes
Open hut, yes/no, date?
  • Yes, but without overnight possibility 
Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?
  • none
Maximum group size?
  • 6 by law
Protective measures
  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor yes
 
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Slovenia

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? NOT UPDATED

  • 13.3.2020-18.5.2020

Epidemic most likely to be finished at the end of May.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, from 18.05.2020 

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for an opening in June 2020

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Open from this week on.

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Huts will open on 18.5.2020 with specific regulations which are not completely certain yet. 2 guests in the room max, ...

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • 1+9 by law, we recommend 1+6 maximum

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1.5m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: ·      no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.), on via ferata

Specific documents

Links to further information

https://www.nijz.si/en

Spain

Information updated on 08.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • State of alarm until May 9, 2021. Regulations in constant change

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes , except for one region. But with mobility restrictions for clients in the territory.  And only essential activity allowed between 23pm and 6am, in constant change, with small differences between regions.

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • It is possible to travel only for essential activity and it depends on  the risk of the origin country, as listed.
  • Visits are conditioned by a negative Covid 19 test and application form.

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some are opened but with limited capacity, and some are closed

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • None

maximum group size?

  • Depends on the region (between 4 and 8 people per group)

Protective measures

  • Social distancing: minimum 2 meters (in and outdoor)
  • Wearing a mask: mandatory, in sport activities outdoor only if it is not possible to keep the social distance (2m)
  • Wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc)

Specific documents for mountain guides

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Sweden

Information updated on 14.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • EU citizens are allowed to travell to Sweden. but it's not recommended to travell to sweden (business and work travell ok)

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • No, not really. We will see what happens 15th of June

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Everything is closed

open hut, yes/no, date?

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Not more than 50 persons

Protective measures

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Switzerland

Information updated on 13.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.01.2021 until 28.02.2021

Main points concerning mountain guides

  • Working as a mountain guide is allowed, the size of the group is restricted to 5 persons (incl. guide)
  • Private Mountaineering is allowed, the size of the group is restricted to 5 persons
  • Safety precautions have to be observed (social distancing 1.5 m, wearing a mask and more, see https://foph-coronavirus.ch/

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no?

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

Cable car open, yes/no?

  • Yes

Open huts, yes/no?

  • Yes, also hotels, but restaurants are closed. Check special rules for the huts in...
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United Kingdom

Information updated on 05.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 01/01/2021  changes not before 1st February and it is expected that some restrictions will be in place for several months.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • England  No
  • Scotland No
  • Wales No
  • Northern Ireland No
  • Ireland No

The UK is currently in a period of Lockdown.  Recreation, Sporting Activity (other than elite professional sport) and Tourism is suspended.  Social mixing is not permitted.  Arrivals to the UK from countries other than those in ‘Travel Corridors’ are generally required to self quarantine for 10 days following arrival. 

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • No

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • England  Exercise from home
  • Scotland  Exercise from home
  • Wales Exercise from home
  • Northern Ireland   Exercise from home
  • Ireland  Exercise from home maximum group size?
  • England group size N/A
  • Scotland group size N/A
  • Wales group N/A
  • Northern Ireland groups N/A
  • In all cases adhere to 2m social distancing

Protective measures

  • social distancing:...
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United States

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 3.25.2020 – Individual States determining expiry date

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No, no date confirmed yet but state by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

maximum group size?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Protective measures

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