As COVID-19 cases drop in Europe, lockdowns are being relaxed across many European countries. It comes as a huge relief to the Swiss Tourism industry which was forced to shut down during the peak ski season.
The COVID crisis was handled with clarity and consistency in the country and the result has been positive. While the government took necessary steps to educate the citizens and mobilized the military for medical service and to seal their borders, the citizens obeyed the regulations set by the government. Due to the decline in active COVID cases, the nation is pursuing gradual easing of confinement measures.
Switzerland is allowing citizens to go out and socialize with fewer restrictions, but the social distancing rule still stands firm.
COVID completely stopped all travel in Switzerland. As the tourism industry slowly opens up for tourists, here are few a few guidelines from the Tourism Ministry to help you make your Swiss travel safe and memorable.
1. Social Distancing is still essential
And that becomes much easier if you rent a holiday accommodation with its private entrance, and is located away from the crowded touristy areas. Two trusted websites that can provide you detached holiday homes or accommodation surrounded by nature – interhome.com and e-domizil.com.
2. Private Transport to avoid crowds
Switzerland is known for its efficient public transport network. But at this time it might be better to rent a private car instead of taking the crowded bus/train/tram. All the day-trips you’ve planned for your Swiss holiday can be done using rented cars or by hiring a cab service.
3. Adapt and Overcome
You might face a situation where you’ve landed in a crowded area or the sightseeing you’ve planned for the day has attracted many other tourists at the time of your arrival. Be flexible, wait or reschedule the activity as per your guides recommendation.
4. Come prepared to explore more
Bring your own or rent hiking gear and comfortable shoes. While exploring any particularly interesting area, if you find the cable cars to be crowded, avoid them and stick to hiking.
Given below is a list of activities/day-trips that you can safely plan on your own:
1. Self-guided Zurich audio tour with izi.TRAVEL App for iOS/Android
Install the app on your phone and you will be able to access the audio-guide, maps and images. The app is GPS-triggered, so once you start you can keep the phone away and only pay attention to the audio which will guide you through 13 different highlights of Zurich.
2. Lake Luzern pick and mix Tour – Burgenstock, Rigi Seebodenalp and Luzern
With a private tour, explore the Lake Luzern and it’s extraordinary surroundings which offer a spell-binding scenery. This tour allows you to explore at your own pace and spend more time at the spots that you find most interesting.
3. Zürich, Lindt Chocolate, Rheinfalls and Stein am Rhein
With this private full-day tour, explore Zurich and the best attractions around Zurich with a knowledgeable guide. Check out Zurich’s iconic historical points, and then make your way to the Rhine Falls. The tour also includes a visit to the famous Lindt chocolate factory.
4. Explore the Bernese Oberland from Luzern
Enjoy a customized full-day guided tour of the Bernese Oberland. Choose to visit either of the popular mountain peaks of Jungfrau and Schilthorn by train or cable car. Followed by that you will be escorted to a few others spectacular locations like – Reichenbach Falls, Giessbach Falls, Brienz, Interlaken, the Aare Gorge and more.
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