In light of the ongoing global uncertainty around travel, the Bramble Group, undertakes a survey and update of Government imposed travel restrictions in the localities in which we operate.
Please note that the information provided is only a guide and the Bramble Group cannot be held liable for its accuracy. Before making any decisions, guests are encouraged to check the restrictions in place with the relevant Government bodies.
Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health draws on data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to determine its quarantine rules from countries deemed high risk.
All information taken from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health website and information about Ordnance 3 on Measures to combat the Coronavirus. Please refer to these URLs for detailed information on travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, exemptions and FAQs.
You can use the TravelCheck link developed by the Swiss Government to check the requirements before traveling to Switzerland.
Anyone who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated can once again enter Switzerland from a high-risk country, i.e. a country outside the Schengen area. Please observe the health-related measures taken by the FOPH (entry form, compulsory testing), full details can be found here.
Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form. The form can be completed at the earliest 48h before entry. The entry form can be found here.
Further to the above entry restrictions, Switzerland requires people who are allowed to enter the country, but coming from pre-determined risk areas to go into quarantine.
The quarantine period is for 10 days. Within two days of arrival, people on the quarantine list must report their arrival to the Cantonal authority responsible and then follow the instructions on quarantine. Children are not exempt from quarantine rules.
The federal government maintains a list of countries where virus variants of concern are circulating. The Federal Office of Public Health FOPH compiles the list on behalf of the federal government according to certain criteria. Since the epidemiological situation is constantly changing, the list is updated accordingly as needed.
You can find further details on the requirements following this link
The list below is critical to Switzerland’s health-related measures at the border. However, the FOPH list does not state anything about whether or not you are allowed to enter. Please follow the following link for further details on this.
The newly added countries are written in bold in the respective list.
It is currently obligatory to wear masks on all Swiss public transport.
The ski lift systems in Switzerland are allowed to stay open with Cantonal authority. Verbier and Zermatt are currently open.
Lift systems are considered public transport and masks are obligatory.
Verbier is committed to doing everything it can to stay open safely and welcome guests for the 2021/22 winter season.
Please see the most up-to-date information about Verbier here.
These actions are summarised in the key points below:
Zermatt’s entire mountain railway and cable car infrastructure is currently open with normal operating hours although the Cervinia-Valtournenche ski area is currently closed. This is due to a decision of the Italian government.
The lift infrastructure is following regulations and guidelines stipulated by the Canton of Valais and this includes all persons aged 12 years and older required to wear masks:
Zermatt’s full list of measures and restrictions can be found here.
Night bars, nightclubs, piano bars and discotheques are currently open but you must show you are fully vaccinated, recovered from COVID within the last 6 month or can show a negative .
The Federal Council on October 28 announced that mask wearing is now obligatory in all public and private business closed spaces as well as in outdoor spaces such as markets or busy pedestrian areas where the respective cautionary distance cannot be respected.
A mask is also obligatory on all public transport and in stations throughout Switzerland.