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FAQ Coronavirus/COVID-19

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Engadin

Are masks compulsory in retail shops?

The hygiene measures for retail trade are based on the cantonal regulations. Masks are still compulsory in indoor areas accessible to the public.

Who controls adherence to the compulsory mask regulation?

The responsibility of the enforcement of the compulsory mask regulation in public indoor spaces lies with the respective institutions or businesses. In the event of noncompliance fines may be imposed. The municipalities are in charge of the controls.

What about events?

Events to which only visitors with Covid certificates are admitted can be held without limits. This means that large events with more than 10,000 people can be held. Events with more than 1,000 people require a cantonal permit. Events to which visitors without a Covid certificate are also admitted are subject to the following limits:

  • seated: maximum 1,000 people (indoors and outdoors)
  • standing/moving: maximum 250 people indoors, maximum 500 people outdoors.
  • The event facility may be filled to a maximum of two-thirds of its capacity.
  • No masks are required outside

Events and concerts where visitors dance remain prohibited

What about the requirements for private events?

Private meetings with family and friends are permitted with up to 30 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors without protection concepts.

What about assemblies and meetings in public spaces?

Assemblies and meetings in public spaces are allowed again without restrictions.

Can horse buses still be booked?

The horse buses can still be booked, provided that a purely tourist passenger transport is offered in compliance with the currently applicable hygiene and distance rules.

Can village tours take place?

Village tours can take place outdoors without restrictions. Indoors, masks are mandatory and the distance requirement must be observed.

What is the situation of the public bus transport in the Upper Engadin?

Masks are compulsory on public transport throughout the country. The busses operate according to the summer season timetable, please see engadinbus.ch/online-fahrplan

The PostAuto operates again until Chiavenna.

What is the situation of the Rhaetian Railway operations?

Masks are compulsory on public transport throughout Switzerland.

The Glacier Express runs with one train in each direction between St. Moritz and Zermatt.

Are hotels and restaurants open?

Hotels and restaurants are open. Indoors in restaurants, bars, and clubs, the following rules apply:

  • Seating requirement: food and beverages may only be consumed while seated, and face masks may only be removed while seated at the table.
  • One person per group of guests must record their contact information.
  • For indoor and outdoor food service areas, there is no longer a limitation of the group size per table
  • A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained between groups of guests or effective barriers must be installed.

What measures apply to mountain railroads?

With the start of summer season, the federal government's special provisions for ski resorts were withdrawn. For the mountain railroads, the protection concepts from last summer will presumably apply again. Thus, the mask obligation will apply as it does for public transport.

As was the case last summer, the mountain railroads plan to not fully utilize the maximum capacity of closed cabins where possible and instead operate more frequently to prevent crowding.

Are the hotel rooms and holiday apartments specially treated with desinfectants?

The usual measures apply: bathrooms, kitchens, door handles, light switches, remote controls, telephones, etc. will be disinfected, and the laundry will be cleaned by the Laundry & Cleaning Service.

Which cancellation policy applies in hotels and holiday apartments?

For further information please contact the respective hotel or provider of holiday apartments.

Which directive is determinative for the implementation of safety concepts in hotels or holiday apartments?

Professional providers of holiday apartments implement the same safety concepts that are valid for hotels. Small-scale providers may use a model concept as published by the Swiss Tourist Association.

Hotels follow the directives of the hotel industry: https://www.hotelleriesuisse.ch/de/leistungen-und-support/coronavirus/hotelbetrieb

Information of the municipality St. Moritz (in German only)

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