Sep 12, 2021 - 9:21 AM
in reply to Thom500
No worries, the COVID-certificate is not required for public transportation in Switzerland. Instead, you should wear a mask in trains, buses and cable cars and keep a 15, m distance.
You will need a COVID-certificate for entering public areas such as restaurants and bars. Tourists from abroad will be able go get a COVID-certificate once they're in Switzerland, but this is all new and a smoothly functioning system is not in place yet. It should be by late September. Until then, a free test performed in Switzerland should get you the certificate.
New travel rules for tourists entering Switzerland will become effective after your arrival (on September 20). I don't expect that those new rules will also apply to tourists that already arrived before that, so no, I don't think you'll require additional tests once you're there. It's not even decided what those new rules will exactly look like.
Please find it all explained at www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/does-the-corona-virus-affect-trips-to-switzerland. You'll also find links explaining where to get your certificate and/or where to perform a test.