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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. 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.

General restrictions in Switzerland

There are exceptions for restaurants in hotels (for hotel guests only), meal delivery services and take-away services; these establishments are allowed to stay open.

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.

Measures within the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region
In addition to the nationally applied rules and regulations, all ski areas in the canton of Lucerne are only open from Thursday to Sunday until February 7. Changes may be decided at short notice and may vary from canton to canton. Please therefore obtain information directly from the destinations and ski resorts.

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

Public and private city and themed tours
Due to the current situation regarding the Sars-CoV-2 virus and the instructions of the Federal Council, no guided tours will take place until 28 February 2021. Thank you for your understanding.

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 on boats.

Ski resorts
To ensure the safety of their guests, Swiss ski areas are obligated to strict safety measures and need local authority approval to operate. Wearing mouth and nose protection is required on all facilities (cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts) and queues. Enclosed transport (e.g. trains and gondolas) is limited to two-thirds capacity. Restaurants in ski resorts remain closed until 28 February 2021. Take-Away operation remains possible. All ski areas in the canton of Lucerne are only open from Thursday to Sunday until February 7. Changes may be decided at short notice and may vary from canton to canton. Please therefore obtain information directly from the destinations and ski resorts.

Events
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:
www.sem.admin.ch