Dear guests,outside establishments and facilities, such as shops, venues, restaurants and bars, or at farmers’ and Christmas markets.
in busy pedestrian zones and wherever the required distance cannot be maintained in public spaces.
in schools from upper secondary level upwards.
From 18 January, masks must be worn indoors to protect employees where there is more than one person in a room. Maintaining a large distance between workspaces in the same room is no longer sufficient.
the mountain railways are operating, and hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are also open and looking forward to welcoming you – despite the mini-lockdown.
The following measures apply to the Engadin:
Events in public spaces
Gatherings in public spaces, as well as for sports and cultural activities, are allowed with a maximum of 15 people.
Private gatherings of family and friends with up to 15 people outdoors or up to 5 people indoors are allowed. The Federal Council recommends limiting the meetings to two households.
For outdoor sports, a maximum group size of 15 people, including the instructor, applies to adults over the age of 20. No maximum group size for children and youth under 20.
Masks are mandatory if the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.
Stores may be open provided they abide by the protection concepts and limit the number of persons as instructed.
Hotels are still open and their hotel guests are allowed to dine in the hotel restaurants and bars. The hotels’ wellness facilities are also still open to hotel guests.
Restaurants - including those in ski resorts - will remain closed until and including March 21. Take-away and home delivery services are still allowed to be open until 23.00. Click here for a list of restaurants that offer delivery and/or take-away services.
Places of entertainment and leisure
Museums and reading rooms of libraries and archives are open. Places of entertainment and leisure such as cinemas, theaters, club facilities, wellness centers, ice sports facilities, etc. remain closed. Outdoor recreation facilities and hotel wellness facilities for hotel guests are exceptions.
The tourist information offices are open according to the published opening hours: www.engadin.ch/contact/.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in all publicly accessible establishments and inside spaces. This includes shops, banks, cinemas and restaurants. You will find a detailed list of all the places in which it is mandatory to wear a mask here.
Nationwide mask-wearing requirement applies additionally
The current Federal Council quarantine list can be found here: www.admin.ch/gov/quarantine/
5-person rule for holiday apartments
Article 6 (2) of the Covid-19 Administrative Ordner from 18 January 18 2021 stipulates that a maximum of five people may take part in events involving family and friends. This includes holidays of all kinds.
The Canton of Grisons answered the following practical questions relating to said issue
Parents with more than three children are allowed to stay in the same holiday apartment if they belong to the same household.
"Three-generation families" (grandparents / parents / children) or «patchwork families» of more than five people may stay in the same holiday apartment if they belong to the same household.
“Three-generation families” or «patchwork families» of more than five people who do not live in the same household at home, may not stay together in the same holiday apartment.
Larger “three-generation families” or holiday groups can split up in order to stay in more than one holiday apartment, as long as not more than five people share the same apartment. The family/group members are not allowed to meet (inside or outside their holiday homes) in groups of more than five people, for example, in order to dine together.)
Exception to the quarantine regulation for travelers from risk areas
According to the Canton of Grison, there will be no quarantine obligation after entering Switzerland for foreign travelers if they have been vaccinated twice or have already tested positive for the coronavirus (verifiable within the last three months). From an epidemiological / infectious perspective, it would make no sense to order immune people (be it after vaccination or after an illness) to putting themselves in quarantine after entering the country, the canton announced.
However, travelers from Great Britain and South Africa are exempt from this practice: they have to go into quarantine after entering Switzerland in any case.
The Federal Council's media release: www.admin.ch/medienmitteilung
The media release from the government of the Canton of Graubünden
**Last Update: 01.03.2021, 12:00am