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Information Coronavirus

Mandatory use of masks

Masks must be worn in public transport vehicles and in railway stations, including platforms and subways, throughout Switzerland. The only exceptions to the mask requirement are children up to the age of twelve years and persons who are not allowed to wear a mask for medical reasons.

Eating and drinking is still allowed on public transport - during this time the mask can be removed. In order to protect fellow travellers and themselves, customers are responsible for ensuring that they are equipped with masks when travelling by public transport.

Impacts on services

In Switzerland, all restaurants must remain closed inside until further notice. This has an impact on the services offered by the Rhaetian Railway: The dining cars will not run. Planned special trips and charter trips will not take place. The Glacier Express will not operate until at least 8 May 2021 either. The Bernina Express Bus is expected to be operating again from 8 May 2021.

Tirano: entry and exit prohibited for leisure travellers

Since 6 November 2020 tourist travel has been prohibited in the Italian province of Lombardy. Entry and exit is prohibited. The only exceptions are cross-border workers. Leisure travellers are no longer allowed to enter Tirano. The Rhaetian Railway therefore recommends all leisure travellers on the Bernina Line and the Bernina Express southbound to get off at Poschiavo, Le Prese, Brusio or Campocologno.

Entering Switzerland

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland: Entering Switzerland

Hygiene and safety

The protection of passengers and employees continues to be the top priority. The cleaning of the trains has been intensified. Several times a day, contact surfaces and surfaces such as handrails, buttons, tables, armrests and toilets are cleaned and disinfected. Cleaning is also carried out more frequently at the stations. Passengers also have the opportunity to wash their hands in the open WC facilities at the stations in accordance with the regulations. Disinfectant dispensers have been installed at staffed stations.In accordance with the FOPH guidelines, a hygiene mask must be worn for public transport from the age of 12. Passengers are responsible for having and wearing a protective mask. Passengers buy tickets online, in apps or from vending machines and pay contactlessly at ticket counters. The protection concept of public transport is based on the personal responsibility and solidarity of the travellers. If they adhere to the measures described above, they can travel safely on Swiss public transport.

Safety concept for public transport

FAQ Safety Concept Bernina Express

FAQ Safety concept dining car and culinary trips


Clean & Safe

Dense forests, crystal-clear lakes and fresh mountain air: 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.