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. You can make general booking enquiries in our online shop.
Restaurants and Bars
The restaurants and bars are open.
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.
You can find the current opening hours and take-away options of our restaurants here.
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.
The regulations for private meetings apply.
No certificate requirement applies at campsites.
In general indoor areas the obligation to wear a mask applies. For catering or other special offers on campsites, the respective regulations apply.
Discotheques and dance halls
In discotheques and dance halls the certificate obligation applies.
- no restrictions on the number of guests
- there is no obligation to wear a mask
- the contact details of all guests are collected
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 centers are open.
A certificate is compulsory in museums, libraries, fitness centres, climbing gyms and indoor swimming pools.
There is a certificate requirement.
Scuol mountain railways
No certificate requirement.
- Masks are compulsory in all closed lanes.
Click here to go to the Scuol mountain railways.
The shops are open. To the shops.
Retail trade and personal services (such as hairdressers, therapeutic services and counselling services) are not subject to compulsory certification.
Events with certificate: Without mask, without restrictions
Events to which access is restricted to Covid-certified persons are now no longer subject to restrictions, not even for large events.
Events without certificate
For events without Covid certificate applies:
- When the audience is seated, a maximum of 1000 visitors can attend - inside and outside.
- When people are standing or moving around, a maximum of 250 visitors can be admitted inside and 500 outside.
- The capacity of the venue can be used up to two thirds - indoors and outdoors.
- Inside, masks are compulsory and consumption is only permitted in the restaurant areas.
- Masks are not compulsory outdoors.
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 with the holiday tips.
A maximum of 30 people indoors or a maximum of 50 people outdoors are still permitted at private meetings (with 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 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 from the coronavirus.
Covid-19 tests in the Lower Engadine
The tests are also free of charge for guests until 24 October. From 11 October, the tests are subject to a charge, except for children up to 16 years and people with a Corona vaccination.
Entry into Switzerland
All entrants - vaccinated, recovered and negatively tested persons - must complete the entry form (Passenger Locator Form, SwissPLF).
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 10 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:
- Travellers 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
- Cross-border commuters, chauffeurs and persons travelling through Switzerland without a stopover in Switzerland
Transit through Austria and Italy is possible without restrictions.
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.
- Rules of conduct and hygiene of the Confederation
- Federal Office of Public Health - current information on the coronavirus
- Canton Graubünden - current information on the coronavirus
Clean & Safe – Your health is important to us
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.
Fin bainbod – see you soon!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Engadin Scuol Zernez holiday region and wish you a wonderful holiday already today.
Your team of the holiday region Engadin Scuol Zernez