It is of great concern to us that all visitors to Saas-Fee and the Saas Valley can feel safe here, and that we protect our guests to the greatest degree possible. To make sure that is the case, Saastal Tourismus AG is working alongside the Saastal Bergbahnen and Bergbahnen Hohsaas, as well as local authorities and representatives of the valley’s service providers, to come up with a comprehensive protection plan. Our aim is to manage the current situation the best we can while keeping our guests safe. The final details are still being worked out and will be announced here as soon as they are confirmed.
Tourism and leisure facilities have reopened across Switzerland, and events are also once again allowed to take place. While there are no nationwide rules specifying the maximum numbers of people or nationwide regulations for activities or specific industries, these rules may be introduced at a regional level so that each Canton can react to the changing situation quickly and appropriately on an industry by industry basis. Here, only rules affecting the Canton of Valais apply.
Coronavirus regulations in Switzerland are based on a comprehensive protection plan that is individually tailored and implemented in each industry. In situations where close contact occurs, contact details will be collected so that the source can be identified in the event that someone is found to have been newly infected. However, giving this information is sometimes voluntary. If you would like additional peace of mind, you can register using the federal Swiss Covid app.
In Switzerland, the following rules for hygiene and behaviour should be observed:
- Maintain a 1.5 m distance from other people.
- If it isn’t possible to keep this distance, wear a mask.
- Regularly wash or disinfect your hands.
- Masks are compulsory for all people over 12 years on all public transport. That includes trains, busses and all cable cars. The only exceptions are chair lifts and surface lifts.
The borders to all EU and EFTA countries, as well as the UK, are open. However, there are country-specific quarantine regulations. The link to find out more can be found below.
In Valais, the following rules apply as well:
- Wearing masks in all interiors of shops is mandatory. Also, providing hydro-alcoholic solutions for customers is mandatory as well.
In Saas-Fee and the Saas Valley, the following additional rules apply:
- The concept for autumn/winter specifically developed for our destination is in progress and will be posted here soon.
The tourism industry associations have launched the uniform "Clean & Safe" label on the initiative of Switzerland Tourism. With this label, the tourism service providers signal that they have committed themselves to comply with the protection concepts and implement all measures in accordance with the protection concept in order to ensure a safe and clean stay for guests. The label creates trust during the holidays on site.
At the moment, many of these policies are only available in German or French. As soon as they are available in English, we will update the links.