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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. 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.

Information concernant le certificat COVID en Suisse: Le « certificat COVID numérique » de l’UE est également reconnu en Suisse. Les hôtes des pays tiers (tous les pays sauf UE / Schengen / AELE) peuvent obtenir un certificat valide en Suisse lorsqu’ils sont vaccinés avec un des vaccins autorisés par l' Agence européenne des médicaments (EMA) (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson ou AstraZeneca) ou sont guéries pendant les derniers 6 mois.

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. 

Swiss Covid certificate for persons vaccinated and recovered abroad

All persons who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or have proof showing that they have been infected with the coronavirus in the last 6 months and are cured can obtain a Swiss Covid certificate. Please note that you need to request your Swiss certificate in the canton you are staying. Please contact the respective canton of the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region as follows:

  • Canton of Lucerne
  • Canton of Uri
  • Canton of Schwyz : send an E-Mail to covid-zertifikatsz.ch
  • Canton of Nidwalden: send an E-Mail to helplinenw.ch
  • Canton of Obwalden: send an E-Mail to covid19ow.ch

To get the certificate, a copy of a valid passport, a vaccination receipt and/or a confirmation from a test centre (positive PCR lab result) needs to be sent to the authorities in charge.

General restrictions in Switzerland

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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
The interactive travel check tool shows what measures apply to travellers who want to enter Switzerland. For further information, please 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)
Travelers 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, no mask is required. To access on-board gastronomy on trains and boats, a valide Covid certificate is required.

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