Jul 7, 2022 - 9:20 PM
in reply to Ildiko
I think it a very good idea to pop on masks when on public transport in Switzerland . And anywhere else. The Omicron variant seems to be everywhere these days and it is very very contagious.
Husband and I are now on our 27th visit to Switzerland, almost always with a Wengen base. As we do again this time.
We (Americans) are both double vaccinated and double boosted (all Moderna). Older (73 and 65) but very fit -- heck, we own a personal training gym! I chose to wear a mask on public transport getting to Wengen and after arrival on our various outings. Especially the gondola journeys that are usually always shoulder to shoulder. Husband chose not to do so. He fell ill with COVID three days after our arrival. I followed today, on fourth day.
I am not calling out Switzerland for our current situation. Not at all. This Omicron variant is everywhere. But the up close and personal nature of mountain transport here warrants extra precautions, IMO.
It is wonderful and freeing not to wear a mask. But we have learned the hard way that this COVID stuff is not over yet. As much as we all want it to be.
We are spending our 27th time in Wengen sick and in our apartment. We count our blessings that we are in a stunning and spacious two bed/two bath apartment (thank you Rachel and Mandi at Alpine Holiday Services) to ride it out. But not able to do our normal intrepid Bernese Oberland hikes. Very very disappointing.
Be well and safe travels everyone