Current situation

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Information for our guests on the current situation regarding coronavirus in Val Müstair.

Status: 19 October 2021

Chars giasts, esteemed guests

Below you will find the most important information and regulations in connection with the coronavirus. All measures are aimed at reducing new infections with the virus.

For questions about your booking, please contact your host directly. General booking enquiries can be made in our Online-Shop.

Entry into Switzerland 

All entrants - vaccinated, recovered and negatively tested persons - must complete the entry form (Passenger Locator Form, SwissPLF). Note the exceptions below.

Persons aged 16 and over who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered must present a negative Corona test (antigen or PCR test; self-tests are not permitted). After four to seven days, a further test carried out in Switzerland, which is subject to a charge, is required. The result of the second test must be sent to the competent cantonal office.

There is no testing requirement for vaccinated and recovered persons with a Covid certificate or other valid proof of vaccination or recovery. 

Validity Covid certificates from foreign guests
Covid certificates from the EU ("EU Digital COVID Certificate") and compatible certificates are recognised in Switzerland. All other guests who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) can obtain a Swiss Covid certificate by filling out an application form. For a hassle-free journey, you will need the Swiss Covid certificate before you travel. Please note that the processing of your application may take approximately 5 working days. 

In a transitional phase until 24 October 2021, all foreign vaccination certificates (e.g. WHO vaccination certificate) are valid for access to facilities or events requiring a certificate.

Exemptions from the testing requirement and entry form requirement
The following persons do not have to present a certificate or an entry form when entering Switzerland:

  • Persons entering from border regions. The following regions/federal states are considered border regions: 
    - Austria: Tyrol, Vorarlberg
    - Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria
    - Italy: Trentino/South Tyrol, Lombardy, Piedmont/Aosta Valley
    - France: Grand-Est, Bourgogne/Franche Comté, Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes
    - Liechtenstein
  • Cross-border commuters, chauffeurs and persons passing through without stopping in Switzerland

Transit
Transit through Austria and Italy is possible without restrictions. 

Journey home
Please note any restrictions in your country of origin for your journey home from Switzerland.

Restaurants and bars

The restaurants and bars are open.

Indoor area

The certificate requirement applies in indoor areas of restaurants, bars and clubs.

Restrictions such as compulsory seating, capacity restrictions and the obligation to register guests are lifted in these indoor areas.

Outdoor areas (terraces)

No compulsory certification, but businesses are free to demand certificates from their guests. If no certificates are required outside, the minimum distance of 1.5 metres between groups must be maintained or effective barriers must be installed.
Registration of guest data is not necessary.

Hotels

In all hotels, only the hotel stay incl. check-in and transfer to the room is exempt from the certificate obligation. For access to the hotel restaurant, the breakfast room, the dining room, the hotel bar, the wellness area, etc., however, the Covid certificate is mandatory and must be checked. This also applies if these are used solely by hotel guests.
In all zones where no certificate is required, masks and minimum distances apply to all hotel guests - regardless of whether they have a certificate or not.

Holiday flats

The rules for private meetings apply.

Campsites

There is no certificate requirement at campsites.

In general indoor areas, masks are compulsory. For gastronomy or other special offers on campsites, the respective regulations apply.

Discos and dance clubs

In discotheques and dance halls the certificate obligation applies.

  • no restrictions on the number of guests
  • no obligation to wear a mask
  • the contact details of all guests are collected

Tourist offer

Offers such as wellness and leisure pools, museums, libraries, the outdoor and indoor areas of leisure businesses and sports facilities as well as sports and fitness centres are open.

In museums, libraries, fitness centres, climbing gyms and indoor swimming pools, certification is compulsory.

Retail trade and services

The shops are open.

Retail trade and personal services (such as hairdressers, therapeutic services and counselling services) are not subject to compulsory certification.

Events with audience

The certificate obligation applies to

  • Indoor events with more than 30 persons (concerts, theatres, cinemas, sporting events, private events such as weddings in publicly accessible venues)
  • outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.
  • Organisers may issue a certificate requirement even if it is not mandatory.

The certificate obligation does not apply

  • indoors:
    if a maximum of 30 people are present
    and it is an association event or permanent group whose members are known to the organiser
    and the capacity of the room is only used to two-thirds of its capacity
    and masks are compulsory
    and no food or drink is consumed
  • for religious events or funerals up to 50 persons
  • events for the formation of political opinion up to 50 persons
  • for private events for up to 30 persons which do not take place in publicly accessible rooms
  • outdoors: for public events with less than 1,000 persons.

Events requiring a certificate may dispense with the other protective measures (e.g. compulsory wearing of masks).

Events without compulsory certification (outdoors)

  • are limited to a maximum of 500 persons (with compulsory seating: 1,000)
  • may not exceed two-thirds of the capacity of the facility
  • the visitors are not allowed to dance

Religious events and events for the formation of political opinion up to a maximum of 50 people are exempt from the extended obligation to obtain a certificate.

Our holiday tips
Here you will find all the holiday tips that you can currently experience in our region while observing the protection measures. We record your contact details for the holiday tips. Some holiday tips are subject to compulsory certification; this is indicated in the respective advertisements.

Private events

A maximum of 30 people indoors or a maximum of 50 people outdoors are still permitted at private gatherings (among family and friends in areas not open to the public).

The certificate obligation does not apply to

  • Public transport, including mountain railways
  • retail trade
  • personal services, such as hairdressing salons, therapeutic and counselling services (e.g. banks or information centres)
  • private events in private premises for up to 30 people
  • religious events and events for the formation of political opinion up to a maximum of 50 persons
  • meetings of parliaments and municipal assemblies
  • services provided by public authorities
  • catering services in social contact points (e.g. street kitchens indoors)

Where no compulsory certification is introduced, the existing measures apply (e.g. compulsory wearing of masks in publicly accessible rooms).

Obligatory wearing of masks in publicly accessible indoor and partly outdoor areas

In Switzerland, persons over the age of 12 are required to wear masks in publicly accessible indoor areas that are not subject to compulsory certification. The obligation to wear masks also applies in the retail trade, public transport and mountain railways. It remains important to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres and to observe the hygiene rules in order to prevent new infections by the coronavirus. 

Details can be found in the protection concept of the municipality.

Covid-19-Tests im Val Müstair

You can find an overview of the various test options here . On the website of the Federal Office of Public Health you can also do a corona check, which helps you to assess whether a test is useful. 

The tests are also free of charge for guests until 10 October. From 11 October, the tests are subject to a charge, except for children up to 16 years and people with a Corona vaccination.

Getting to Val Müstair

Travelling to Val Müstair is basically possible without restrictions. Certain restrictions apply to countries and regions (source: Federal Office of Public Health) where virus variants of concern for Switzerland are widespread. For further information, please refer to the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Please note any restrictions in your country of origin for your journey home from Switzerland.

Behavioural recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health

The recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health regarding keeping a distance and hygiene still apply.

Clean & Safe - Your health is important to u

The establishments have a protection concept with concrete measures to protect guests and employees and to enable them to have a pleasant stay. This is communicated with the new Clean & Safe label of the Swiss tourism organisations.

We also participate in the Clean & Safe label with the protection concept (PDF) of the guest information.

Fin bainbod - see you soon!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Val Müstair holiday region and wish you unforgettably wonderful holidays already today.

Your team of the holiday region Val Müstair