Clean & Safe

Holidays despite the coronavirus

Updates on the current situation

  • There is no certificate requirement on the Swiss ski slopes.

  • Test centres for antigen tests are being set up in Riederalp and Fiesch for the coming winter season. This is in addition to the existing test options.

  • The Federal Council is tightening up the obligation to obtain a certificate (2G/2G+). You can find out what will apply throughout Switzerland from 20 December on the FOPH website or in this summary.

  • Entering and leaving Switzerland: in addition to PCR tests that are not older than 72 hours, rapid antigen tests not older than 24 hours are also accepted. Completion of the entry form is mandatory for all persons entering Switzerland.

    • Vaccinated and recovered persons: Vaccinated or recovered persons: a second test within 4 to 7 days of entry into Switzerland is not necessary.
    • Neither vaccinated nor recovered persons: a second test within 4 to 7 days of entry into Switzerland is mandatory. Details of testing requirement

    The Travelcheck tells you under which conditions you are allowed to enter Switzerland.

  • For information on which rules apply from 20 December, see the official federal media release of 17 December 2021.

As per: 30.12.2021

Safe fun in the Aletsch Arena

The Aletsch Arena is doing everything it can on the ground to ensure that holidays remains safe for young and old, even in these exceptional times. We want you and your family to enjoy the freedom of the Valais mountain world to the full. The many cosy chalets and holiday apartments guarantee that each group can keep to itself. But the hotels are also well prepared for your visit. Very important: we need your help! Only if every single guest complies with all safety measures and hygiene regulations can we all enjoy the Aletsch Arena. This page tells you all about staying safe in the Aletsch Arena in these times of the coronavirus pandemic.

get tested locally

Do you have Covid symptoms?

Are you symptom-free and need a rapid antigen test? Then you can get tested here:

Do you have Covid symptoms and want to make sure you haven’t caught the virus? Then you can get tested here:

Coronavirus Help contacts

Useful contacts and telephone numbers at a glance:


Overview of the Aletsch Arena’s protection strategies

Depending on their type of business and sector, the different companies in the Aletsch Arena have adopted overriding protection strategies and hygiene measures. A summary is provided here:

“Clean & Safe” makes your stay safe

“Clean & Safe” is a label, a kind of ‘stamp of quality’ for protection strategies created by Swiss tourism associations. The label lets you know that the business in question has consciously committed itself to complying with the protection strategy. The “Clean & Safe” label is awarded to cable car companies and holiday destinations, accommodation, restaurants, public transport, wellness and spa areas and other tourism service providers.

Cable car ticket tip

The best way to buy your cable car ticket is from our webshop in advance. This helps to reduce the number of people located at the valley stations. You can pick up your ticket from the pick-up machines once you get there, or load it onto an existing KeyCard (Skidata) or your SwissPass.

Arrivals and departures

Stay in the Aletsch Arena

Medicine – Test – Quarantine

Protection strategies

Cancellation, Refund, Travel Cancellation Insurance

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