Sep 13, 2021 - 4:56 PM
Hi Today, I sent an email to all my hotels in France and Switzerland wiht a pdf of my Swiss Covid Pass. They all sai dit would work including the french hotel. Several hotels sent me an email yesterday informing me that we would need a Swiss Covid Pass to stay at their places because of the new rules in Switzerland. I fyou are going to Switzerland, get your Swiss Covid pass before you go. The Bern pass cam eback in less 24 hours. Apparently the French hotel said we could use the Swiss pass there . We applied several times for the French pass and only got an automatic reply saying they were busy. Enjoy your trips but make sure you ahve vaccine card and get theat Swiss pas or you may be very unhappy when your hotel refuses to check you in until you get a Covid Test which will cost you 70 SFR or more. Some of hte towns also may not have a place to get the fast covid test like Zermatt.
This note came from our Hotel in Zermatt today:
The Swiss Federal Council decided on 08.09.21 that from Monday, 13 September 2021 the Covid certificate obligation for restaurants, bars and wellness areas will also be extended to hotels. This means for us and for you that all guests as of 16 years must present such a certificate at check-in.
If you are not vaccinated or have not recovered, you have the option of testing for a certificate. We recommend that you have a PCR test done 1 day before arrival as this is valid for 72 hours, whereas an antigen test is only valid for 48 hours.
If you are staying longer than the validity of your certificate, please note the following:
At the moment Zermatt does not have its own testing centre.
Please book an appointment with one of our Zermatt doctors well in advance (before your certificate expires), you will find a list of telephone numbers HERE.
The antigen rapid test takes 15 minutes and costs CHF 90.00 per person here in Zermatt. For a PCR test, the result can take up to 48 hours and the test costs CHF 180.00 per person.
We look forward to your visit,