Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear guests and visitors

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Thanks to protective measures taken by the hosts and authorities, safe travelling is possible. All establishments and events have implemented the necessary protection concepts. As of September 13, Covid certification (Vaccinated, recovered or tested negative) is now mandatory in restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, among others. We will keep you up to date on the current situation in our region, please contact us if you have any question – our team is happy to assist you.

Important information regarding the Swiss Covid Certificate: The “EU Digital COVID Certificate” of the EU is also recognised in Switzerland. Visitors from countries outside die EU/EFTA/Schengen area can receive a Swiss certificate if they are vaccinated with a vaccine authorised in Switzerland (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) or can prove that they are cured within the last 6 months. It is expected that from Monday, September 20, 2021, all vaccines accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be eligible for a Swiss certificate.

Information on entry, protection measures and testing

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Interactive travel check tool

The interactive travel check tool of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) shows what measures apply to travellers who want to enter Switzerland. 

General restrictions in Switzerland

Clean & Safe: Safety measures

As a travel destination, Switzerland offers not only pristine nature but also safety and a good health system. The country’s tourism service providers are also taking special measures to protect their guests, ensuring they enjoy their stay in Switzerland. The safety protocols of the individual sectors can be found here.


For holidays and travel in Switzerland

You will find all the current information here about business hours and the status of Swiss tourism providers.

Information regarding tourism in Lucerne and the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region:

Travel restrictions
Persons arriving in Switzerland from certain countries are required to go into quarantine. For further information, consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). There are no travel restrictions in Lucerne or within the Lake Lucerne Region.

Tourist information offices
You can find the opening hours of our Tourist Information offices here.

Public and private city and themed tours
Our guided city tours will take place. Book now

Public transport (masks compulsory)
Bus and train services, mountain railways and cable cars as well as boat services on Lake Lucerne are back in operation, but in some cases still operate according to a reduced timetable. Please obtain information directly from the respective transport companies and consult the online timetable before each journey. As far as the use of public transport is concerned, the FOPH's hygiene regulations should be followed. Persons over the age of 12 have to wear a mask in trains, trams and buses, as well as on mountain rail and cableways and at the interior of boats. On outside decks of boats, the mask requirement has been lifted. 

Due to the current situation, various events have been cancelled. Please inform yourself directly with the organizers.

Questions on the Coronavirus / Covid-19 in Switzerland:
www.bag-coronavirus.ch, phone +41 58 463 00 00, daily 24 hours

FAQ on Switzerland’s immigration regulations: