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COVID-19 Updates

This page will be updated with the most up-to-date information available. Please check back often to ensure you have the latest. 

Last update: April 27, 2021* 

*Please be aware, restrictions are expected to change on May 19, 2021. Please be sure to check back then.

Crankworx Innsbruck and COVID-19 

Crankworx Innsbruck’s #1 priority is to bring live mountain bike racing to the world with rider, staff and community safety top of mind. The festival is being developed with key health and safety protocols in place. 

Anyone wishing to attend the event should follow the guidance from the Austrian government which determines the rules around travel to Austria.  

https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information

Currently, critical event personnel are allowed entry to Austria as it’s considered business travel.  

All travelers entering Austria must register digitally in advance to obtain a pre-travel clearance (PTC). 

PTC details: https://www.oesterreich.gv.at/en/themen/coronavirus_in_oesterreich/pre-travel-clearance.html  

To enter Austria, a negative COVID-19 (in English or German) must be provided to border authorities. The test must be from within 72 hours for a PCR test and from within 48 hours for an Antigen test. 

Additionally, a letter of invitation (see below for details) from the organizers of Crankworx Innsbruck will be required.

Letters of Invitation 

All registered and accredited athletes (including their essential support; e.g., mechanics), media and sponsors will receive an invitation letter from the local organizing committee of Crankworx Innsbruck to confirm their involvement in the event.  

At the moment, a lockdown is in effect in Austria. Reopening of tourism, restaurants and cultural events is planned for May 19, 2021. This change is expected to make travelling to Austria easier. But, as with all things this year, this cannot be confirmed at this time. 

Currently, the invitation letter is a requirement to enter Austria for business purposes. It will enable critical event personnel to enter without having to quarantine in Austria. 

As per the regulations, Crankworx Innsbruck organizers can offer letters to permit business travel to Austria to athletes and their support teams, media and sponsors between Monday, June 14 to Monday, June 21 only. 

With all this in mind, these are the recommendations currently for critical event personnel planning to travel to Austria: 

  1. If you would like to book now, do it within the specified time frame.
  2. If you have other business outside of the specified time frame, you need to obtain additional letters from those business contacts.
  3. If you want to travel outside of the time frame for personal reasons, you have the option to wait until after May 19 to see if the restrictions change.

Key Info for: 

  • Athletes: Before booking travel, please pay close attention to the rules relating to the country you’re travelling from, and the limitations surrounding letters of invitation, specified above. When registering on Racement, please review the “Athlete Health & Safety Expectations – 5 Steps to Safe Competition.” It is also available here: https://www.crankworx.com/athletes/locations/innsbruck/info/. General email inquiries regarding travel, health and safety are being responded to based on the information currently available, which is provided in that document. If you have any questions, please contact: athletes@crankworx.com. 
  • Sponsors: Before booking travel, please pay close attention to the rules relating to the country you’re travelling from, and the limitations surrounding letters of invitation, specified above. If you have any questions, please contact: steve@crankworx.com. 
  • Media: Before booking travel, please pay close attention to the rules relating to the country you’re travelling from, and the limitations surrounding letters of invitation, specified above. If you have any questions, please contact: julia@crankworx.com. 
  • Fans: We were able to successfully pull off the made-for-TV festival in October and will be building on that experience this June. We are planning for multiple scenarios at this time, from a closed venue to limited spectators, and remaining flexible and hopeful. Please stay tuned for updates!