COVID-19 safe activities in Switzerland
We've listed two types of trips for you to consider:
- COVID-19 safe activities: the tour operator has taken extra precautions. Examples are extra cleaning, hand sanitizer being available, face mask requirements, guides washing their hands more often, etc.
- COVID-19 friendly activities: these activities allow you to easily avoid crowded places and apply social distancing. While it's not possible to completely avoid other people, the listed activities only include places where it's easier to avoid crowds. They can be done individually or in small groups. Mass transport is avoided. The tours with a private guide allow for flexible adjustments.
Please scroll down to find our suggestions.
Entrance with a COVID-certificate
You'll need a Swiss or EU COVID-certificate to enter museums and many other public areas. So you'll only be surrounded by people who are vaccinated, recovered from COVID or have a recent negative test result. This also means there's less need for social distancing. Museums and other indoor areas may still have their own ruls in place though, so please follow those guidelines. Information about the certificate is available here.
Avoid busy places if you want
Avoid busy places and busy times if you're not comfortable with crowds. For example, if a castle is busy with visitors, then enjoy the exterior only. If you have a guide, he or she can help with the planning. Be flexible, and keep in mind that Switzerland has countless beautiful sites, not limited to the famous ones.
Hiking is another pleasant and safe way to explore the country. Many popular towns can also be explored by relaxed self-guided walks. A few examples:
Privately guided tours
The opposite of a large group: a private guide, a customized tour program tailored to your needs, and private transportation for your party only. You'll save a lot of time planning, and holiday time will be spent efficiently for sure. You can book private tours for one day or one activity, or for multiple days.
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Scenic trips by car
Switzerland has an excellent public transportation system, and you can get by without a car easily. If you do prefer car over train traveling, learn all you need to know about driving in the Swiss Alps here: the motorway vignette, parking, traffic rules and more.
You can make stunning scenic rides by car, either as day trips from one destination or as a multi-day tour crossing several Swiss regions. We have listed suggestions for you here.