Coronavirus

Current situation in Valais

Page updated on 26.06.2021. 

Travelling into Switzerland

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

Further information and a list of countries with a high risk of infection are available on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

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

• Public establishments are open (terraces and indoors) according to their usual hours.
• Wearing a mask is mandatory when moving between tables inside.  
• There is no limit to the number of guests per table.
• Inside, the contact information of at least one person must be recorded.

Discotheques, dance halls and other similar places are open from June 26, 2021 on presentation of a mandatory COVID certificate.

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

• Publicly accessible recreation and entertainment areas are open. Outside, there are no restrictions. Indoors, participants' details must be recorded.  
• Thermal baths, wellness centres and water parks are fully open.

Steam trains, labyrinth adventures, summer toboggan rides: discover a wide choice of activities to enjoy with friends or family. After an enjoyable outing, take the opportunity to relax in the blissfully warm water of one of the five thermal spas in Valais.  

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. 
• 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 summer 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 winter to the full.