Several major mountain resorts will open lifts starting from June 6. In particular, in Zermatt, one of the most popular resorts in the world, all lifts and mountain Railways will start working according to the usual summer schedule.
Another iconic Swiss peak – Pilatus near Lucerne-will also start receiving guests from June 6, and hotels located on the top will also start operating. There will be panoramic walking routes, restaurants and observation decks.
The ski slopes in SaaS-fee will be available starting from July 11, and the glacier in Zermatt will open along with the lifts. The Swiss cable car Association has prepared a number of measures to ensure additional safety of guests. In particular, tourists are encouraged to strictly monitor the observance of social distance. All surfaces that will be touched by a lot of people will be regularly disinfected, sanitizers and hand-washing water will be available. In addition, resorts recommend that guests buy tickets and ski passes online in advance. Zermatt does not yet intend to limit the number of passengers in cabs and trains, but will take measures to avoid queues.
Restrictive measures will also apply in resort restaurants. In particular, there will be a distance of at least 2 meters between the tables, and no more than 4 people can sit at the same table. A similar distance is recommended in all places where people may gather. Any entertainment – plays, shows, concerts, dance and musical performances – is currently prohibited.
Switzerland’s borders with Germany, France and Austria are scheduled to open on June 15.from July 6, you can come to Switzerland from any country in the Schengen area. Further measures to open the borders will be known later, depending on the development of the situation. It is still unclear when Russian tourists will be able to visit Switzerland again without restrictions – currently, the recommendations of the Federal tourism Agency and Rospotrebnazdor regarding foreign travel remain.