FAQ about coronavirus in the Destination Gstaad
Last updated on 2 july 2020. Below you will find answers on the most frequently asked questions.
Obligation to wear a mask
The Federal Council decided on 1.7. that masks will be compulsory on public transport from Monday, 6 July. This also applies to cable cars, but not to chair lifts.
Season start of Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad
After the decision of the federal council about further easings, the Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad will start their summer season with week-end service at the Wispile from 6. june. The other mountains will follow from 20. june als planned.
Current informations on restaurants
With the easing of the restrictions by 11 mai, restaurants are allowed to re-start their services. On our restaurant-page, you find actual informations about the restaurants in the Destination and their services.
Season opening hotels
The hotels in the destination Gstaad will soon be welcoming their guests and opening their doors for the upcoming season. Information regarding the openings and the start of the summer season 2020 are listed on the following page.
Informations from 29. April
On 29. april 2020 the federal council informed, that among other things restaurants, museums and libraries will be allowed to re-open under strict requirements.
Easing of the restrictions
On 16. april, the federal council informed about the plans for easing the public restrictions. It shall happen in three steps: 27. april / 11. mai and 8. june.
All thease easings are subject to change, if the development of the Covid-19 cases will go in the wrong direction.
Extension of the public restrictions until 26th of April
According to the Decision of the Federal Council, the restrictions of the public life have been extended for one week until 26.4.2020. Afterwards, the restrictions will be loosen up step by step. Details will be communicated by the Federal Council.
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!
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.
Leaflet for Holiday apartments
Holiday apartments and chalets are the ideal accommodation during the current situation around the coronavirus, because the guidelines of the FOPH can be adhered to well. What you should note when renting:
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:
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.