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Skiing in Switzerland

Introduction

Ski Holiday Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its amazing ski areas, and has become a big competitor to countries such as France and Austria. This is partially due to the great value for money and the mix of small traditional villages with large mega ski areas.

Skiing in Switzerland

Sunweb has a number of fantastic accommodation options in Les Quatre Vallées. As far as skiing goes, this snow sure area is regarded as one of the best in all of Europe. In Films, Laax and Falera you can experience over 220km of ski slopes, and the Olympic half pipe. Do you dare take it on?

Switzerland ski holidays are also well known for delicious cuisine. The raclette and cheese fondue are an absolute must try. The restaurants serve a range of local and international dishes that the whole family can enjoy. Hikers are also in heaven here, with impressive landscape and stunning nature.

In short, a ski holiday in Switzerland guarantees quality. Sunweb offers a range of great accommodation packages here, all including lift passes. A lot of the ski resorts are located at a high altitude, and many also have a glacier, meaning that that are snow sure through the winter season.

Switzerland really is the pinnacle for the adventurous skier!

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Current Status: Negative travel advice until the 20 November 2020.

Regulations per destination 

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1.5 metre distance
Mask required
Yes
A mask is mandatory from the age of 12 and onwards, on public transport, shops, restaurants, bars and for all the public indoor spaces. This also applies to private meetings when social distance cannot be kept.
Covid-19 test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid-19 test upon arrival at destination
Yes
When you cross the border, it may be that you will be checked for symptoms of Covid-19.
Health declaration
No
Quarantaine
Yes, certain areas

Currently only travellers from countries where the number of new infections per 100,000 people in the last 14 days is higher than switzerland's new infections per 100,000 people are required to follow a quarantine of 10 days upon arrival. 

Travellers from these countries from 15th January also need to go in quarantine: Andorra, Croatia, Germany, Italy,  Denmark, Georgia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Czechia.

If you return from an area with an negative travel advice due to COVID-19, you must quarantine at home for 14 days.

Max group together outdoors
Yes
Gathering and sportive activities, max. 5 people, children included
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Max. two different households allowed
Curfew (hours not allowed outside)
Yes
23:00-06:00 & no singing outside allowed
Slopes
Depends
The ski region Bern and Valvais are closed between 22-29 December
Skilifts
Open
Open if resort is open, mouth mask is mandatory in the ski areas. Enclosed transport including ski lifts, trains and gondolas, will be limited to two-thirds capacity from 9 of December.
Ski rental
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Ski lessons
Yes
Ski lessons and groups cannot exceed 10 people.
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Yes
A mask is mandatory.
Restaurants
Closed until 28-2-2021
Bars
Closed until 28-2-2021
Club / Nightlife
Closed
Events outdoors or indoor
No
Shops
Open
Closed from 19:00, obligated mouth mask, capacity limits on the number of shoppers allowed into stores. In Geneve the not essential shops are closed. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Open until: 19pm. A mask is mandatory
Alcohol sales restrictions
No
Wellness facilities
Cosed until 28-2-2021
Additional airline measures
Yes
You will need to provide contact details upon arrival
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Additional requirements needed to enter the destination
No
Good to know
Everything closes at 19:00

Increased restrictions for international travel, due to identification of a new variant of the virus Covid-19. The rules differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please visit GOV.UK for more information.

Museums, gyms, everything public will be closed.

Additional measures per ski region
No
Other Excursions
Closed until 28-2-2021

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