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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: June 15, 2021

Updates as of June 15, 2021

  • As of June 15, mask requirements have changed for Crankworx Innsbruck 2021.
  • The following rules now apply:
    • Outdoors: masks are not required. Physical distancing is still required (minimum distance of 1m or 3.2 ft). Physical contact is prohibited. If you can´t keep 1 meter distance you have to wear a FFP2 mask.
    • Indoors: masks are required. This means FFP-2 masks must be worn indoors at all times. This includes: gondola, media tent, athlete lounge, TV compound, crew catering, and everything which has a “roof” above (including tents).
  • The change was put forward by the authorities in Innsbruck, bringing the event in alignment with a recent change to mask rules throughout Austria.
  • Other safety measures will continue to play a key role to the safe running of the event, including:
    • Proof of vaccination, past infection or negative COVID-19 test required and are directly linked/registered to the accreditation
      • All individuals who need to run a COVID-19 test to gain access to the site, must do so at the Crankworx Innsbruck COVID Test Station next to the accreditation center.
      • A negative Test will then be valid for 48h – a new test is required once the 48h mark is passed.
    • Limited venue access: limited to accredited individuals, made up of essential athletes, support teams, staff, suppliers, volunteers, media and invited community members.
    • Minimized interactions: all participants will be divided into pre-arranged “bubbles,” with key health and safety protocols in place where these groups intermingle.
    • Distancing and disinfecting: strict health protocols in place to protect all individuals on site, and instruction of all participants on current COVID-19 regulations.
  • Crankworx Innsbruck’s #1 priority is to bring live mountain bike racing to the world with rider, staff, and community safety at top of mind. We kindly thank you for helping us achieve a safe festival together!

Updates as of May 19, 2021

  • Purpose of travel: As of May 19, travelers from certain countries (please see the link on entry regulations below for more information) can enter Austria as tourists again. Previously only business travelers were permitted to enter without having to quarantine. Information regarding rules around business travel has been removed from the text below.
  • Travel requirements: To enter Austria as a tourist and not be subject to quarantine, travelers will need to show either a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination/past infection upon entry. Updated information on this is available at the link listed in the text below.
  • Letter of invitation: All registered and accredited athletes (including their essential support; e.g., mechanics), media, sponsors, volunteers and suppliers will receive an invitation letter from the local organizing committee of Crankworx Innsbruck to confirm their involvement in the event. The invitation letter will be issued upon completion of the individuals’ personal data in the accreditation system. This invitation letter will now only be relevant for travelers from certain countries. However, we recommend that you have this document with you when you travel.
  • Travel dates: Prior to May 19, travel to Innsbruck for the business of taking part in Crankworx Innsbruck was restricted to Monday, June 14 to Monday, June 21 only. Crankworx Innsbruck is only able to confirm business travel in relation to that period. If you are traveling to Austria before or staying after this period, please be aware that entry rules for holiday travel apply.
  • Pre-travel clearance: All travelers will still need to obtain pre-travel clearance before travelling to Austria. The link to obtain this has been updated below.

Please refer to the Official Rules and Regulations listed at the bottom of this page for full details.

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.

Full details on entry regulations are available here: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

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

This can be obtained here: https://entry.ptc.gv.at/

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.

Key Info for: 

  • Fans: Tickets will not be available for purchase in 2021, but we look forward to welcoming fans back on site in 2022! If you’re planning to be in Innsbruck during Crankworx, the Crankworx Innsbruck City Expo will bring the action to the heart of town. Full details can be found here: https://www.crankworx.com/innsbruck/expo-demo/

Official Rules and Regulations

Entry Regulations for Austria by May, 19th 2021

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

All travellers need to obtain pre-travel clearance before travelling to Austria. They also need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection upon entry.

Here https://entry.ptc.gv.at/

Please read this information carefully before planning your trip to Austria:

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

All registered and accredited athletes (including their essential support; e.g., mechanics), media, sponsors, volunteers and suppliers will receive an invitation letter from the local organizing committee of Crankworx Innsbruck to confirm their involvement in the event. The invitation letter will be issued upon completion of the individuals’ personal data in the accreditation system.

 “Invitation Letter” will only be relevant for travellers from a few countries. However, we recommend that you have this document with you when you travel.

Health & Safety Guidelines at the event

Access to the venue in Mutters as well as to the Innsbruck City Expo is only possible with proof in German or English (digital or in paper form) of a negative COVID test, a vaccination or past infection.

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

There are key health and safety protocols that have been developed to prevent transmission of COVID-19 amongst participants in Crankworx Innsbruck 2021, as well as to the community in Innsbruck.

All participants will be expected to strictly adhere to these in order to help keep the event safe. Please note, these guidelines may change on a daily basis related to the local COVID-19 situation.

Be mindful before planning your trip with following points:

  • Please check the Austrian travel advisories as well as your home country’s travel advisories to confirm that you are permitted to travel to and enter Austria. All travellers need to obtain pre-travel clearance before travelling to Austria. They also need to show either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection upon entry.

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

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

5 STEPS TO A SAFE EVENT: Crankworx Innsbruck is following these five steps to a safe event

  1. Limited Venue Access
    1. Only accredited and essential individuals at the venue at Bikepark Innsbruck.
    2. During the entire stay on site, everyone needs a negative COVID test, which is not older than 48h, or present a proof of vaccination/past infection upon collection of the Accreditation.
  2. Limited Numbers
    1. Access to the venue will be limited to approved and accredited athletes, support teams and individuals, along with minimizing the number of staff, suppliers and volunteers on-site
  3. Health Rules and Regulations
    1. “Above and beyond” approach to rules in place by local health authorities.
    2. Instruction of all participants on current COVID-19 regulations and Crankworx Innsbruck’s COVID- 19 guidelines.
    3. Accreditation and access to venue contingent on completion of a health and wellness screening only.
  4. Minimized Interactions
    1. All participants will be divided into pre-arranged groups (“bubbles”).
    2. Key health and safety protocols take place where these groups intermingle.
  5. Distancing, Disinfecting and Masks
    1. Strict health protocols in place to protect all individuals on site.
    2. It is required to keep a minimum distance of 2 m (6.5 ft) to other people and wearing FFP-2-masks is obligatory at the venue.