The (holiday) time has come: the Engadin restaurants and hotels have opened their doors. Those of you who would like to start planning already can book their dream accommodation comfortably in our online HolidayShop.
However, as the extraordinary situation concerning the protection against the Coronavirus still persists, each eased measure will have to comply with strict requirements: Keep at least two metres away from other people, and continue to observe all safety recommendations and other social distancing rules as well as the hygiene rules issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). All open businesses must comply with strict requirements to protect the health of employees, customers, teaching staff and students.
On 27 May 2020, the Federal Council has decided on the following measures:
All touristic facilities may reopen from 6 June 2020, e. g. mountain railways, camping grounds, tobogganing runs or rope courses. All leisure and entertainment businesses such as casinos, amusement parks, zoos and botanic gardens may reopen, as can swimming pools and spas.
As of 6 June, the limit on group sizes at restaurants to four people will be lifted, and activities such as playing pool or live music performances will once again be allowed. However, establishments should be able to ensure contact tracing; for groups of more than four people they are required to take the contact details of one guest per table. Customers may still only be served when seated. All establishments are required to close at midnight. This also applies to discos and nightclubs. They must also compile an attendance list and may not admit more than 300 people a night.
All private and public events with up to 300 people are to be allowed. This includes family events, fairs, concerts, theatre performances and film screenings, as well as political and civil society demonstrations.
Opening of the borders
From 15 Jun 2020 the borders to Germany, Austria and France will reopen. The date for the reopening of the borders to Italy has not yet been set; discussions between the governments of Switzerland, Italy and the neighbouring countries are still ongoing.
The Tourist Information Offices are open according to the off-season opening hours, please see www.engadin.ch/en/about-us/contact. The service is provided with strict compliance with the measures based on a protection concept. The guests are kindly asked to follow the current rules as shown on the official FOPH-posters.
Existing border controls to Italy, Germany, Austria and France: Only Swiss citizens, persons with a residence permit in Switzerland and persons who have to travel to Switzerland for professional reasons or who are in a situation of absolute necessity are allowed to enter the country. Transit and delivery of goods are also allowed. It is expected that the Swiss borders to France, Germany and Austria will reopen on 15 June 2020. The Federal Council will decide on this issue on 27 May 2020.
The Federal Council’s press release of 16 March 2020: www.admin.ch/gov/documentation/media-releases
The Federal Council’s press release of 16 April 2020: www.admin.ch/gov/documentation/media-releases
The Federal Council’s press release of 29 April 2020: www.admin.ch/gov/documentation/media-releases
The Federal Council’s press release of 27 May 2020:: www.admin.ch/gov/documentation/media-releases
In order to slow the spread of the "New Corona Virus" as efficiently as possible, we ask for your solidarity and support. In the appendix you will find the following information sheets: