Coronavirus

Current situation in Valais

Valid from 29.11.2021. 

Travelling into Switzerland

Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out an entry form, show a recognized COVID certificate, go into quarantine and/or show proof of a negative test.

Hotels

• It is not compulsory to show a COVID certificate to stay at a hotel (accommodation only). Other public health measures (wearing a mask, etc.) still apply.
• For hotel restaurants, the same rules apply as for other restaurants.

Public eating and drinking establishments (cafés, restaurants, tea rooms, pubs, wine bars, etc.)

• A COVID certificate is required to be able to enter a restaurant, bar, night club, dance venue or other similar places (from the age of 16).
• Individual establishments are free to decide whether they wish to impose access restrictions for terraces.
• There are still no access restrictions for street vendors and restaurants in airport transit zones. 
• Indoors, customers at restaurants and other venues that serve drinks and/or food must wear a mask when moving between the entrance, their table and the exit, and whenever moving around within the venue, either inside or outside.  
• There is no limit to the number of guests per table.
• At markets, a mask must be worn at all times, except when eating and drinking. 
• Masks are not required, however, in bars and night clubs that allow drinking (or eating) while standing. At these venues, protection plans currently in place continue to apply. Customers’ details must be collected to ensure contact tracing. 

Take advantage of the opportunity to try Valais specialities at one of the “Saveurs du Valais” (Flavours of Valais) restaurants or to enjoy a delicious brunch in the sunshine.

Leisure and culture venues

• Customers must show a COVID certificate to enter the interior of leisure and entertainment venues open to the public (from age 16). 
• No restrictions apply to external areas. 
• Indoors, masks are compulsory.  
• At indoor sports venues and in gyms, as well as at wellness venues, customers must wear a mask when moving around, but may remove it during physical activity. 

Masks

• In all enclosed spaces accessible to the public, with some exceptions. 
• In vehicles when several people are present.
• In all public transport in Switzerland, in railway stations, airports and ski lifts.
• Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from wearing a mask.

 

Gatherings

• Private events among family and friends (not in publicly accessible areas, e.g., at home) are limited to 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.  The maximum number of people includes children. 
• For private gatherings of 10 people or more held indoors, all participants over 16 must have a COVID-19 certificate. Children and teenagers up to the age of 16 do not count towards the 10. This measure, applied from 29 November, will remain in force until 17 December. 
• There are no longer any restrictions on spontaneous gatherings outdoors.

Events

•  Events requiring a COVID certificate may have an unlimited number of participants 
•  For events that do not require a COVID certificate, the maximum number of participants is limited to 1,000 and they must be seated.
•  For events not requiring a COVID certificate, if seating is not possible, the number of participants is limited to 500 outside and 250 inside.

Sports, music, theatre, gastronomy: see all our top events to help you plan your stay in Valais. 

Protection measures

Covid-19 : Specific protection measures

Tourist service providers are putting in place specific measures to protect their guests and offer them a pleasant stay in Valais. These cover a variety of sectors including accommodation, restaurants, spas & wellness facilities, meeting venues, public transport (trains, buses and boats) and mountain rides (cable cars, funiculars, chairlifts, etc.). 

Let's respect the safety measures together to enjoy this autumn to the full.