Transport companies ask travellers to be considerate of each other and to keep the required distance.
If ever possible, all paid services during a journey should be paid cashless.
Which measures are taken by transport companies?
The transport companies adhere to the respective protection concepts.The most important points are listed below.
Transport companies are intensifying their cleaning routine: in particular, contact surfaces such as handrails, grab handles and buttons will be cleaned several times a day. Wherever possible, cleaning services during journeys will also be intensified.
Floor markings or posters at the most important “hotspots”
The staff supports customers by helping them choose a seat or finding alternative free seats
Group travel: Not allowed
✓ Last update: 18 January 2021
The ban on gatherings of more than 5 persons is binding for group travel and applies until revoked by the Federal Council.
Gastronomy: No services
✓ Last update: 21 December 2020
As of 22 December 2020 and until further notice, all gastronomic services on trains and boats are suspended.
Latest information about international train connections, corresponding protection concepts and quarantine regulations per country can be found here.
Not operating until at least 28 February 2021
Due to the restrictions in gastronomy, the Glacier Express is not operating until at least 28 February 2021. Reservations already made can be rebooked for a later date free of charge.
Operating only up to Italian border
From 06 November and until further notice, tourist travel to Italy has been prohibited. The Rhaetian Railway therefore only operates up to Campocologno and recommends all leisure travellers southbound to get off at Poschiavo or Le Prese.
The mountain railways operate in strict compliance with the safety protocols. Masks are compulsory not only in the closed cable car cabins, but also on open-air lifts and in all queuing areas.
*Schilthorn: the cableway Mürren – Schilthorn operates only on weekends until 29 January 2021. The cableway Stechelberg – Mürren operates daily and according to the timetable.
*Pilatus: In order to regulate the amount of passengers, a reservation for the cableway rides is mandatory. More information
Please check with the individual navigation companies
Latest information can be obtained online from the individual navigation companies.
The Palm Express is suspended until further notice.
Operating with reduced timetable
The Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway is operating with a reduced timetable. Keep in mind that tourist travel to Italy is currently prohibited. Also in Italy it is mandatory to wear a hygiene mask. A seat reservation is strongly recommended due to limited space. Make free reservation