Prevention Measures

At the moment, the following prevention measures apply
Current as of June 1st, 2022

The Salzburg Festival has worked out a prevention concept, approved by the health authority to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. The regulations have been adapted to the current situation for the Whitsun Festival.


  • Your tickets must be personalised without exception and your name will be printed on the tickets.
  • Companies and private individuals can personalise tickets for a group of up to eight people to one visitor, provided the group passes the admission controls together.
  • You can find detailed instructions here.


  • For admission, the personalised tickets and the photo ID of the person to whom the tickets have been personalised must be presented.
  • We kindly ask you to be at the entrance doors in time, but no later than 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW BEGINS.
  • (A certificate of vaccination or recovery or a negative test or recovered is not required for admission.)


  • The Salzburg Festival recommends the voluntary wearing of a mask on all routes and venues.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if I am not allowed to leave the country / am infected with Covid / am in quarantine?
If attendance at the performance is impossible due to measures taken in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic, the ticket price will be refunded upon presentation of appropriate proof.
If a performance is cancelled, will my money be refunded?

In the event of a performance cancellation, the customer will only be refunded the ticket price. After two-thirds of the planned duration, the performance is considered to have been completed. In case the performance is broken off earlier the refund is made proportionately. Further claims of the customer are excluded if the Salzburg Festival is not responsible for the reason for the cancellation of the event. The claim for the ticket refund must be stated within 3 months of the date of the cancelled performance. After that any claim expires.

Please note the special regulations for the performances of the Jedermann: Since Jedermann performances on Domplatz (Cathedral Square) are openair performances, a weather risk cannot be excluded. In the event of rain or an uncertain weather situation (e.g. heavy rain or thunderstorms), the performance may be moved to the Grosses Festspielhaus. After 60 minutes, the performance is considered to have been completed; if the performance is cancelled earlier, the admission fee will be refunded on a pro rata basis. Due to the differences between the venues Domplatz and the Grosses Festspielhaus, it is not possible to guarantee a side-by-side position in the event of a performance of the Jedermann in the Grosses Festspielhaus, or to vary the position in line and spatial positioning in relation to Domplatz.

Can I return or change my booked tickets?
Ticket orders and purchases are binding in any form. Optional ticket reservations are unfortunately not possible, nor is the return or exchange of purchased or ordered tickets. Ticket returns are only possible for sold out performances for resale on commission; a 15 % commission fee (club members 10 %, sponsors free of charge) applies. The Salzburg Festival does not guarantee the resale of returned tickets.
If the necessary bank details are available, any return transfers will be made from the day after the respective performance date (in the case of several performances, after the day of the last performance for which tickets have been accepted for resale on commission).
It is the customer’s responsibility to check the information on his/her tickets immediately after receipt. In the event of any errors, the ticket office must be contacted immediately.
Where can I find information on the Coronavirus?
How to protect yourself and others, what you should know and what to do in a case of emergency you find on the coronavirus information site of the Austrian Government.

The State of Salzburg has established a website especially for this issue.

Prevention measures set by the Salzburg Festival can be found on this site: Info Coronavirus.

General information on the coronavirus in Austria:
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety Österreichisches Sozialministerium (in German only)
Are there currently cases of the coronavirus in Salzburg?
Current information on the spread of the coronavirus in Salzburg can be found on the website of Land Salzburg: Coronavirus Salzburg (in German only)
Can I travel to Salzburg?
Please note the travel regulations of the Federal Ministry. Learn more here.
Are there restrictions on public life in Salzburg and the State of Salzburg?
Measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus affect the public life in Austria. More Information:
What should I do if I suspect I may be infected?
Should you seriously suspect that you or someone in your close proximity might be infected and you are within Austria, please immediately contact the Health Services by calling the number 1450. Please make sure to make initial contact only by phone.

Outside of Austria, please contact the local health authorities.
How can I protect myself from infection?
The links below offer an overview of how to prevent infection with the coronavirus:

Austrian Government on coronavirus prevention

World Health Organization advice for the public

Die Gesundheitsnummer (in German only)