Covid-19: Travel Conditions

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For holidays and travel in Switzerland, you will find all the current information here about business hours and the status of Swiss tourism providers.

Tourism takes place in Switzerland in strict compliance with  safety concepts.  

Also, there is an obligation to wear masks in public transport and shops.

In Switzerland, there is also a Covid certificate obligation indoors.
See overview chart of the latest measures applicable from 13 September 2021. 

Vaccinated guests from the European Union (EU), the Schengen area as well as the EFTA area: the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" or a certificate compatible with the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" is recognised in Switzerland in the same way as the Swiss Covid certificate. 

Vaccination certificates of guests from third countries (outside EU / EFTA / Schengen) vaccinated with an EMA vaccine can now be converted into a Swiss Covid certificate via the following platform:  
www.covidcertificate-form.admin.ch/foreign

  • This conversion costs CHF 30, to be paid by the person applying.
  • The period between data entry and receipt of the Swiss Covid certificate is up to 5 days.
  • The Swiss Covid certificate can either be downloaded or loaded directly into the Covid 19 certificate app.

The following information is required for the conversion:
  • Details of citizenship / residence status in Switzerland (e.g. copy of passport / Swiss residency permit).
  • Confirmation of vaccination (e.g. vaccination certificate with details of the person vaccinated, vaccines administered, the institution that carried out the vaccination, date of the last vaccination, number of vaccine doses received, possibly existing certificate)
  • Reason, duration and place of stay in Switzerland
  • Proof of entry into Switzerland (e.g. flight ticket, train ticket or reservation for overnight stay).
  • The necessary documents must be submitted either in German, French, Italian or English.
 

Guests from third countries outside EU/EFTA/Schengen - vaccinated with other vaccines:
Still no access to indoor areas. Catering exclusively via room service as well as in outdoor areas.
A Swiss certificate can still be obtained via regular tests:

General information on obtaining a Swiss Covid certificate.

Entry

The information and entry requirements for all nationals can be found here :
More information

In principle, there is no quarantine obligation for entries from travelers domiciliated in the Schengen area.

Proven vaccinated third country nationals (from outside the Schengen area) can enter in a simplified way.  

Unvaccinated/ non-recovered  guests must present two negative test results: one upon entry into Switzerland, and one after four to a maximum of seven days.
All entrants (vaccinated / recovered / tested) must also complete the entry form "SwissPLF".  

In case of uncertainties about the entry regulations, the Travel Check of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health provides information on whether entry is possible or not.

Important: Travellers must inquire with their national authorities about the exact travel conditions before starting their trip.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.

Hotels in Switzerland are open in strict compliance with safety protocols.

Access to the interior of the hotel restaurants, bars, etc. is only allowed with a Covid certificate. In outdoor areas and for room service, there is no certificate requirement.

Gastronomy

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.


Restaurants are generally open under strict adherence to protection concepts.

Access to the indoor areas is only permitted with a Covid certificate. In outdoor areas and for room service, there is no certificate requirement.


Public transportation

Public transport services operate according to the normal timetable in strict compliance with safety protocols. The wearing of a face mask is compulsory in the entire public transport.

Mountain railways

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.

The mountain railways operate in strict compliance with the safety protocols. Masks are compulsory in closed cabins and trains.

Swimming pools and Wellness

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.

Swimming pools (leisure and thermal pools) are generally open under strict compliance with protection concepts.

Access to the indoor areas is only permitted with a Covid certificate.


Search Wellness installations

Safety protocols HotellerieSuisse

List of swimming pools and beaches

Safety protocols Association of Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools (German-speaking Switzerland)

Safety protocols Association des piscines romandes et tessinoises (French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino)

Experiences

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.

Experiences can take place in strict compliance with the protection concepts.

Museums

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.

Museums are generally open, subject to strict compliance with the protection concepts. The same applies to the zoos and botanical gardens.

Access to the indoor areas is only permitted with a Covid certificate.

Premium panoramic trains

Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their timetables and safety protocols.

Switzerland's premium panoramic trains are in operation according to posted schedules. The wearing of a face mask is compulsory in the entire public transport.

Bernina Express
Glacier Express (all passengers aged 16 and over must present a valid COVID certificate)
GoldenPass Panoramic
Gotthard Panorama Express
Luzern–Interlaken Express

Events









Please contact the service providers directly (online/by phone) for information regarding their business hours and safety protocols.




Access to indoor events is only allowed with a Covid certificate.
For outdoor events, the previous rules apply: for events with more than 1000 people, a Covid certificate is mandatory. For smaller outdoor events, the organisers can decide whether access is restricted to people with a certificate.

Skischool and ski tours

The ski schools as well as the mountain guides work in strict compliance with protection concepts.

Air traffic

Please contact the airlines directly (online/by phone) about the current air traffic situation.