Skiing in Switzerland 21.22

Make The Most Of Your Ski Holiday This Year

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly, BUT it is your responsibility to keep up to date with current guidelines.

Last updated 15/12/2021

Please refer to the infographic to the right, downloaded from the Swiss Government Website.

All Travellers must fill out a passenger registration form, available here. This includes if you are transiting through Switzerland to access another country, although note that entering Switzerland for the purposes of transiting to another country is not permitted if you are not fully vaccinated.

Read more on the UK government website.

Read more on the Swiss government website.

Note: We specialise in ski and snowboard lessons, and quite often, especially at weekends we’re out on the hill. So we do encourage you to do your own research of travel restrictions or to contact your travel provider. 

Teenagers aged 16 or 17 who are not fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. 

Children under 16 are exempt from this testing requirement. Children under 16 do not require a Swiss COVID Certificate to access restaurants, etc. Those aged 16 or 17 who have not received a full course of vaccination can access their COVID certificate by undergoing PCR testing at testing centres. Note that asymptomatic testing will incur a charge in Switzerland. 

PCR testing centres in Verbier: Book an appointment here.

A list of pharmacies in Verbier

  • Group Lessons – The New Generation Verbier Ski School meeting point is situated at the Les Esserts beginners area. This can easily be reached by bus via the green or orange line. Please note, you cannot buy lift passes here, so ensure you purchase one before you arrive at the meeting point.
  • Private Lessons – We’ll meet you at a convenient location for you. Our team will be in touch the week of your lesson to arrange the best meeting point.

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You can still use your NHS Proof of COVID Vaccination and Recovery for proof, but we have heard of some people having trouble, so ensure you have refreshed or re-downloaded your pass after 1st November 2021 to ensure this generates a QR code that can be read by Swiss authorities.

For unvaccinated travellers, a negative PCR test administered in Switzerland will grant you a 72hr long COVID Certificate. Asymptomatic tests can be obtained for a fee in pharmacies and testing centres in resorts.

Please bring a facemask (not a buff) and I.D to accompany your covid documentation.

As it currently stands, to buy a lift pass you will NOT need proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Social distancing will be in place in enclosed areas. This includes enclosed lifts, so expect lifts to operate with a reduced capacity.

Face Masks must be worn in all enclosed areas and in all lift queues, cable cars, gondolas. Lifts are considered public transport, and facemasks must therefore be worn at all times when riding.

You will need to be able to demonstrate proof of vaccination or a recent negative test in order to gain access to some venues, including bars, restaurants, theatres, and cinemas. You can check what’s needed and where here. Public transport does not require proof of vaccination.

Children under 16 do not require a Swiss COVID Certificate to access restaurants, etc.

Swiss Covid App

We recommend downloading the Swiss Covid app, which is where you can provide evidence of your vaccination history. You can take a photo of your vaccine certificate and it will convert it into a QR recognised in Switzerland. 

You can use your NHS QR code from the NHS app, but it’s preferable to have uploaded your certificate to the Swiss Covid app.

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Social Pass App

As well as the Swiss Covid app, there is an additional app for entering bars, restaurants or any social public space (not supermarkets). The app is called Social Pass.

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If you are looking for information on the latest COVID restrictions at your destination click the links below Austria, France, Switzerland

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