Based on the recommendations of the authorities, Swiss public transport has developed a protection concept to make travelling as safe as possible.
Which measures have to be taken by the guest?
The wearing of a face mask is mandatory in the entire Swiss public transport system. Since 26 June 2021, it is no longer mandatory to wear masks in public openair spaces.
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
The Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway is operating with a reduced timetable. Also in Italy it is mandatory to wear a hygiene mask. A seat reservation is strongly recommended due to limited space. Make free reservation
Operating on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the End of August 2021.
Operating from September to end of November 2021
Operating as of September until the end of November on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
✓ Last update: 23 March 2021
Group travels are permitted as long as the Swiss governmant has not imposed a general ban on events. Group travels generally fall under the public transport protection concept. The passenger booking the tour is responsible for complying with the current regulations in connection with group travels and other events. Passengers may be referred to alternative connections in order to support the implementation of the protection concept.
Gastronomy: Restaurants & bistros operating under strict hygiene measures
✓ Last update: 31 May 2021
The consumption of food and drinks is only permitted while seated
Contact details have to be left by each person
No free choice of seats in on-board restaurants (steward allocates seats depending on availability)
While seated at the table, the face mask can be taken off
Cashless payment recommended
Where to find us
Swiss Travel System AG