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COVID-19
We are delighted to welcome you back to Verbier!

Rest assured, the whole resort complies with all the health guidelines to guarantee you a stay that’s as safe and comfortable as can be. But we also need your help in continuing to welcome visitors to Verbier! That’s why this page also aims to provide you with helpful advice and ideas, so you have the best possible stay and return home from here with some unforgettable memories − in complete safety.

Welcome back to Verbier!

[Last updated: 23.01.2022]

Covid tests

Make an appointment for a COVID test via the link below.

COVID certificate

The COVID certificate is available to anyone who is either vaccinated, recovered from COVID or who has tested negative. The certificate can be presented using the app or on paper. From 20 december, a COVID certificate will be required in the following situations (from the age of 16):

Indoor hospitality venues2G/2G+

Restaurants and bars

Clubs and discos

Cultural, sporting and leisure activities indoor2G/2G+

Museums and libraries

Leisure facilities

Fitness centres and sports facilities

Training sessions

Indoor pools and water parks

Music and theatre rehearsals

Indoor events2G/2G+

Theatre and cinema

Sporting events

Concerts

Private events outside the home (e.g. weddings)

Large-scale outdoor events3G

Events attended by over 300 people

Detailed information is available on the Federal Office of Public Health website.

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Summary of entry conditions for Switzerland

Practical advice for visitors

In this time of pandemic, we need you to help us too!

You’ll see, it’s quite straightforward: there are just eight small things you can do yourselves, as individuals in our community of responsible visitors. We thank you in advance for following these recommendations for the health and safety of your family, friends, other travellers and the local community.

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Wear a face covering wherever it is necessary

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Observe social distancing

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Wash your hands regularly and carefully

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Cough and sneeze into a handkerchief or into your elbow

Don’t shake hands

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Whenever possible, provide contact data to allow tracing

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If you show symptoms, stay at home

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If you show symptoms, get tested

FAQ

Visitors

Entry formalities and validity of COVID certificates
  • Are there any special requirements for entering Switzerland?

    Countries in the EU / EFTA / Schengen 

    From the 22nd of January 2022, the conditions for entring into Switzerland for cured or vaccinated people are as follow:

    • SwissPLF entry form (only if travelling by air or by a long-distance bus company)

     

    The conditions for entry into Switzerland for non-infected or non-vaccinated people are as follows:

    • SwissPLF entry form (only if travelling by air or by a long-distance bus company)
    • Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test to enter the country

     

    Summary of the conditions for entry into Switzerland according to the country of origin on the Swiss Confederation’s Travelcheck website.

    More information, here.

    Countries outside the EU / EFTA / Schengen 

    Travellers from countries outside the EU / EFTA / Schengen and on the SEM’s list of high-risk countries can’t enter Switzerland.

    Travellers that are cured or vaccinated from countries outside the EU / EFTA / Schengen and not on the SEM’s list may enter Switzerland under the following conditions :

    • SwissPLF entry form (only if travelling by air or by a long-distance bus company)

     

    Travellers that are non-infected or non-vaccinated from countries outside the EU / EFTA / Schengen and not on the SEM’s list may enter Switzerland under the following conditions :

    • SwissPLF entry form (only if travelling by air or by a long-distance bus company)
    • Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test to enter the country

     

    Recognition of vaccines

    Guests from other countries (outside the EU / EFTA / Schengen) who have been vaccinated with an EMA-recognised vaccine (i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca and all licences such as Covishield, etc.) can now apply for a Swiss Covid certificate via this platform.

    • The conversion of a certificate costs 30.- swiss francs
    • The time between data entry and receipt of the Swiss Covid certificate is maximum 10 days.
    • The Swiss Covid certificate can be downloaded or loaded directly into the Covid 19 certificate application.

     

    United Kingdom

    Since 2 November 2021, the NHS vaccination certificate is recognised for domestic use in Switzerland. People who have the NHS vaccination certificate will have to update the digital certificate or reprint the physical certificate if it was issued before 2 November 2021. More information here.

  • Which vaccines are allowed to enter Switzerland?

    People who have been vaccinated with one of the following vaccines are allowed to enter Switzerland:

    • Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2 / Comirnaty® / Tozinameran)
    • Moderna (mRNA-1273 / Spikevax / COVID-19 vaccine Moderna)
    • AstraZeneca (AZD1222 Vaxzevria®/ Covishield™)
    • Janssen / Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
    • Sinopharm / BIBP (SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell))
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)

    Do you not have a COVID certificate that is recognised in Switzerland? In this case, in addition to your last name, first name and date of birth, your proof of vaccination must also include the date of vaccination and the vaccine used.

  • Which vaccination certificates are valid for indoor spaces in Switzerland?

    Travellers from EU/EFTA countries

    Access to all indoor spaces with existing COVID certificates is possible without any problems.

    Travellers from other countries – outside the EU/EFTA

    (Vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the EMA, i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca and all licences such as Covishield, etc.)

    A Swiss Covid certificate is mandatory, it is possible to apply for one via this platform.

    – The conversion of a certificate costs CHF 30.-
    – The time between data entry and receipt of the Swiss Covid certificate is maximum 10 days.
    – The Swiss Covid certificate can be downloaded or loaded directly into the Covid 19 certificate application.

    United Kingdom

    As of the 2nd of November 2021, the NHS vaccination certificate is recognized for domestic use in Switzerland. People who have the NHS vaccination certificate will have to update the digital certificate or reprint the physical certificate if it was issued before the 2nd of November 2021. More information here.

    Travellers from non-EU/EFTA countries vaccinated with other vaccines

    These vaccinations do not currently give access to domestic areas, and there is currently no possibility to convert these certificates. The possibilities for travellers vaccinated with these other vaccines are: room service, meals on terraces, and testing.

  • Explanations 3G - 2G - 2G+

    3G : Vaccinated, recovered or tested

    2G : Vaccinated or recovered

    2G+ : Vaccinated/recovered within last 4 months or vaccinated/recovered with negative test

    People under 16 years of age are not affected.

  • How long is the quarantine period in Switzerland?

    In case of a contact case

    If you have to quarantine yourself, this means that you must stay at home or in an appropriate accommodation. The quarantine period is a minimum of 5 days from the date of last contact with the infected person. This applies to people who live in the same household as someone who has tested positive or who have had similar close and regular contact. People who have been vaccinated or cured for less than 4 months are exempt from quarantine.

    If a person tests positive

    A person who tests positive for Covid-19 must remain in isolation for a minimum of 5 days from the onset of symptoms or a positive test. Release from isolation is possible after 5 days if you have been symptom free for 48 hours.

    Detailed information on complying with quarantine rules can be downloaded here.

  • Do I have to report to the authorities, the police or any other bodies when I arrive in Verbier?

    No, if you are coming to Verbier for leisure (and not on business) you do not need to report anywhere when you arrive.

     

Health
  • Where can I get a test when staying in Verbier?

    The following institutions offer rapid (lateral flow) and PCR tests. You can make an appointment by clicking here.

  • How can I obtain a COVID certifcate?

    The COVID certificate is available to anyone who is either vaccinated, recovered from COVID or who has tested negative. The certificate can be presented using the app or on paper.

  • What should I do if I fall ill?

    If you experience symptoms, it is extremely important to self-isolate at home or in your holiday accommodation. You can check if your symptoms mean that you need to see a doctor by visiting this website: www.coronaviruscheck.ch. If necessary, call a doctor, the Federal coronavirus hotline on +41 (0)58 463 00 00 or the Canton of Valais hotline on +41 (0)58 433 01 44. Follow their recommendations, which may be to take a test or undergo additional examinations. In any event, continue to self-isolate until 48 hours after your symptoms have disappeared.

    For further information, do not hesitate to visit the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health’s dedicated website here.

  • What does the “Clean and Safe” logo mean

    This logo shows that the relevant business displaying it is applying the health measures and safeguarding plan put in place by their sector to fight the coronavirus. Details of these can be found on MySwitzerland’s dedicated website, here.

Ski area
  • What will be the conditions for access to the ski area?

    According to a discussion between the RMS (Swiss ski lifts), the Confederation and the Cantons, this winter the wearing of masks will be compulsory on all ski lift installations. It is also required in the queues and the distancing rules are applicable. The COVID certificate is not required.

    You will find the sanitary measures for the “Verbier-4vallées” ski lifts HERE.

    Although this news is good news, we all need to be careful and vigilant so that the health situation in Valais and in Switzerland can be stabilised.

  • Can season tickets be purchased online?

    Yes, we strongly advise you to buy your skipasses online.

Public transport
Accommodation
  • Will hotels be open?

    Yes, hotels will be open. The measures in place are as follows: compliance with social distancing and hand hygiene, control over the number of people in communal areas, regular cleaning of surfaces and objects, and regular ventilation. You can find details of these measures here.

  • Will group accommodation and mountain huts be open? What measures have been put in place?

    Yes, special cases aside, group accommodation and mountain huts will be open. The measures put in place are the same as for hotels: compliance with social distancing and hand hygiene, control over the number of people in communal areas, regular cleaning of surfaces and objects, and regular ventilation. As the number of people is being limited to ensure compliance with social distancing, we recommend you book your bed in advance.

Restaurants
Activities and leisure
  • Where the 3G - 2G - 2G+ is mandatory?

    From 20 December, for people over 16 years old:

    3G :
    People vaccinated, recovered or tested
    – Outside events of more than 300 people

    2G :
    Vaccinated or recovered persons
    – Maximum 30 people indoors
    – Restaurants and bars (indoors)
    – Museums and libraries
    – Zoo
    – Theatre or cinema performances
    – Music and theatre rehearsals
    – Non-contact sports
    – Leisure facilities (bowling, etc.)

    2G+ (Where you cannot wear a mask or consume while seated) :
    People vaccinated/recovered in the last 4 months or vaccinated/recovered who test negative.

    – Discos and dance halls (indoors)
    – Contact sports – intensive sports
    – Swimming pools

     

  • Will it still be possible to go shopping? And what protective measures have been put in place?

    Shops and stores are currently keeping their normal hours. Measures put in place are the same as in other businesses: compulsory face covering, hand disinfection, social distancing and a limit on the number of people in each store, and contactless payment encouraged.

  • Private gatherings

    Following the Federal Council announcements, the following rules will apply to events:

    Indoor events

    Max. 10 people in the presence of a non-vaccinated or non-recovered people

    Max. 30 people (2G)
    Vaccinated or recovered people

    Outdoor events

    Max. 50 people

  • Can I organise a party in Verbier myself? And what would the restrictions be?

    We would remind you of the importance of personal responsibility for limiting the spread of the virus. Contacts must be as limited as possible. Private parties are therefore strongly discouraged.

  • Are playgrounds open?

    Playgrounds are open.

  • Are the swimming pools open?

    Indoor swimming pools are open. 2G+ is required (people vaccinated/recovered in the last 4 months or vaccinated/recovered with a negative test).

Nightlife
  • Will après-ski facilities and nightclubs be open?

    Since 20 December 2021, nightclubs are open, 2G+ (People vaccinated/recovered in the last 4 months or vaccinated/recovered who have a negative test) is mandatory there.

  • Where can I still get a drink?

    Bars and restaurants are open.
    From 20 December, 2G (vaccinated, or recovered) is mandatory for indoor dining.
    For bars, where it is not possible to wear a mask or eat seated, 2G+ (people vaccinated/recovered in the last 4 months or vaccinated/cured and have a negative test) is compulsory. Access to the terraces remains free.

  • Can I organise a party at home?

    We would remind you of the importance of personal responsibility for limiting the spread of the virus. Contacts must be as limited as possible. Private parties are therefore strongly discouraged.

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Seasonal workers

Entry formalities
  • What are the entry rules for seasonal workers from other countries?

    To find answers to this question about people from other countries, we recommend you visit the Federal Office of Public Health’s webpage Entering Switzerland. The list of countries and areas at high risk of infection is available here.

    If you have to quarantine, you will have to stay at home or in appropriate accommodation for 10 days starting from the day after your arrival in Switzerland.

    As of February 8 2021, the 10-day quarantine may be shortened if the person is tested after seven days (PCR test or rapid test) and the result is negative. This new rule applies both to Swiss residents who must undergo a quarantine and to any traveller entering Switzerland from a state or area at risk. The latter must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of entry and then be quarantined for ten days as was the case until now. However, he can leave after seven days by taking a rapid test or PCR and the result is negative.

    It is up to them to cover the costs. In addition, until the end of the intended quarantine (day 10), they must systematically wear a face mask and maintain a distance of 1.5 m with other persons, except when in their own house or accommodation.

Measures
  • Where can I get details of current health measures ?

    Regarding current measures at national level, please visit the Federal Office of Public Health website: ofsp-coronavirus.ch.

    As for current measures at cantonal level, please refer to the Canton of Valais’s website: vs.ch/coronavirus.

    Please note that cantonal authorities may take additional measures to combat the pandemic in line with their particular situation. Whichever of the measures (national or cantonal) is stricter will prevail in each case.

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