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FAQ about coronavirus in the Destination Gstaad

Last updated on 19 march 2020. Below you will find answers on the most frequently asked questions.

Use of the public playgrounds and barbecue areas

On Tuesday 17th of March 2020, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) explained the details of the measures that the Federal Council has enacted throughout Switzerland. The following measures are included:

Try to stay at home if possible and avoid public places. " A maximum of five children should play together "

Gstaad Saanenland Tourism cannot guarantee that this place is virus free and for this reason, the following applies in this case too: "Play at your own risk!”

Protect yourself and your children!

Public restrictions

Due to the updated decree of the Federal Council, all service providers and restaurants in Switzerland will be closed from Tuesday, 16th March 2020 from midnight. Hotels and food/grocery stores are currently excluded.

Closure of the cable cars as of sunday 15.3.2020

The spread of the Coronavirus has further consequences for the operation of the mountain railways in the destination Gstaad: The winter sports area will close on Saturday evening, 14th March 2020, and from Sunday, 15.3.2020 the ski area including catering operations will be closed, thus ending this year’s winter season.

Emergency services

Diverse restaurants and businesses have adapted their service to the actual situation for take-away, home delievery or so. A regularly updated list is accessible under the following link:

Open Services

For informations about the currently opened hotels, click on the link below. Please be aware that the entrys are updated regularly.

Which events have been cancelled?

The entries in our events calendar will be actualized regularly.

Who will bear my damages?

If you bought tickets for an event, which has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, please contact the organiser directly. Only the organiser can decide if there will be a refund or if the event will be postponed. If you will cancel your trip to Gstaad which you already paid due to the coronavirus, please contact your accommodation.