Current situation regarding Covid-19

Doppelstockbahn Samnaun
Information for our guests about the current situation regarding Coronavirus in the Samnaun Valley.

Status: 3 Dezember 2021

Dear guests

Below you will find the most important information and regulations in connection with the coronavirus. All measures are aimed at reducing new infections with the virus. 

For questions about your booking, please contact your host directly. You can make general booking enquiries in our online shop.

Entry into Switzerland

Persons entering Switzerland - vaccinated, recovered and negatively tested persons - must complete the entry form (Passenger Locator Form, SwissPLF). All persons aged 16 and over must also present a negative Corona test (PCR test). After four to seven days, a further test carried out in Switzerland, which is subject to a fee, is required. The result of the second test must be sent to the competent cantonal office. See the exceptions below.

Validity of Covid certificates from foreign guests
Covid certificates from the EU ("EU Digital COVID Certificate") and compatible certificates are recognised in Switzerland. All other guests who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) can obtain a Swiss Covid certificate by filling out an application form. For a hassle-free journey, you will need the Swiss Covid certificate before you travel. Please note that the processing of your application may take approx. 3 working days. Alternatively, Bergpraxis Samnaun can also issue the Swiss Covid certificate.

Exemptions from the testing requirement and entry form requirement
The following persons do not have to present a certificate or an entry form when entering Switzerland:

  • Persons entering from border regions. The following regions/federal states are considered border regions: 
    - Austria: Tyrol, Vorarlberg
    - Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria
    - Italy: Trentino/South Tyrol, Lombardy, Piedmont/Aosta Valley
    - France: Grand-Est, Bourgogne/Franche Comté, Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes
    - Liechtenstein
  • Cross-border commuters, chauffeurs and persons passing through without stopping in Switzerland

Transit trough Austria and Italy
Transit through Austria and Italy is possible without restrictions. 

Journey home
Please note any restrictions in your country of origin for your journey home from Switzerland.

Covid certificate

For certain areas, persons 16 years and older in Switzerland require a certificate. Children and young people under the age of 16 do not currently require a Covid certificate. The certificate can be obtained as follows: 

  • Vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Recovered persons 
  • Negatively tested persons who have a negative PCR test (72 h valid) or antigen rapid test (48 h valid)

Detailed information on the certificate requirement is available on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Covid 19 tests in Samnaun

Corona tests can be carried out during testing hours at the Bergpraxis Samnaun and the Alpin Apotheke. Please make an appointment in advance.

There is a charge for the tests, except for children up to 16 years old and people with a Corona vaccination.

Silvretta Ski-Arena Samnaun/Ischgl

The Int. Silvretta Ski Arena Samnaun/Ischgl is open. The Covid compliance applies for a safe skiing experience. 

Restaurants and Bars

The restaurants and bars are open, pay attention to the opening hours in the off-season.


The certificate and mask requirement applies indoors in restaurants, bars and clubs. Furthermore, it is compulsory to sit down for consumption; the mask requirement does not apply at the table.

Outdoor areas (terraces)

No certificate obligation, but the establishments are free to demand certificates from the guests. If no certificates are required outside, the minimum distance of 1.5 metres between groups must be maintained or effective barriers must be installed.
Registration of guest data is not necessary.



In hotels, the hotel stay including check-in and the walk to the room is exempt from the certificate requirement. For access to the hotel restaurant, breakfast room, dining room, hotel bar, wellness area, etc., the Covid certificate is mandatory and is checked. This also applies if these are used exclusively by hotel guests.

In all zones where there is no certificate obligation, mask obligation and minimum distances apply to all hotel guests - regardless of whether they have a certificate or not.

Holiday flats

The regulations for private meetings apply.


No certificate obligation applies at campsites. In general indoor areas the mask obligation applies. For catering or other special offers on campsites, the respective regulations apply.

Discotheques and dance halls

The certificate requirement applies. Discotheques and dance clubs may require a 2G certificate, which would eliminate the mask requirement. There are no restrictions on the number of guests. The contact details of all guests are collected.

Tourist offer

Offers such as wellness and leisure pools, museums, libraries, the outdoor and indoor areas of leisure businesses and sports facilities as well as sports and fitness centres are open. Museums, libraries, fitness centres, climbing gyms and indoor swimming pools are subject to compulsory certification.

The Alpenquell Adventure Pool is open. There is a certificate obligation.

Retail trade and services

Shops are open. Retail trade and personal services (such as hairdressers, therapeutic services and counselling services) are not subject to compulsory certification.


The certificate obligation applies to

  • indoor events with more than 30 persons (concerts, theatres, cinemas, sporting events, private events such as weddings in publicly accessible premises)
  • Outdoor events with more than 300 persons
  • Organisers may impose a certificate requirement even if it is not mandatory.

The certificate requirement does not apply in the following cases:

  • for religious events or funerals up to 50 persons
  • events for the formation of political opinion up to 50 persons
  • for private events with up to 30 persons, which do not take place in publicly accessible rooms.

Outdoors: for public events with less than 1000 persons.

Events with a certificate requirement may waive the other protective measures (e.g. mask requirement).

Events without compulsory certification (outdoors)

  • are limited to a maximum of 300 persons (with compulsory seating: 1000)
  • visitors are not allowed to dance

We collect your contact details in the holiday tips. Under this overview you will find the guest programme. Some holiday tips are subject to compulsory certification; this is indicated in the respective advertisements.

Private events

A maximum of 30 people indoors or a maximum of 50 people outdoors are still permitted at private meetings (with family and friends in areas not open to the public). A certificate requirement is recommended for indoor meetings with more than 10 people.

The certificate requirement does not apply to

  • public transport
  • retail trade
  • personal services, such as hairdressing salons, therapeutic and counselling services (e.g. banks or information centres)
  • meetings of parliaments and municipal assemblies
  • services provided by public authorities

Where no compulsory certification is introduced, the existing measures apply (e.g. compulsory wearing of masks in publicly accessible rooms).

Obligatory wearing of masks

In Switzerland, persons over the age of 12 are required to wear masks in publicly accessible indoor areas that are not subject to compulsory certification. The obligation to wear masks also applies in the retail trade, public transport and mountain railways. It remains important to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres and to observe the hygiene rules in order to prevent new infections from the coronavirus.

Behavioral recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health

The recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health regarding keeping your distance and hygiene still apply. 

Clean & Safe - your health is important to us

The establishments have a protection concept with concrete measures to protect the guests and employees and to enable you to have a pleasant stay. This is communicated with the new Clean & Safe label of the Swiss tourism organizations. The guest information Samnaun also has the label.

See you soon in Samnaun!

We look forward to welcoming you soon in the vacation region Samnaun and wish you a wonderful vacation.

Your team of the vacation region Samnaun