Covid-19 Update

Updated 24 January 2022

Access to Switzerland for tourism is open to non-Schengen countries

People coming to Switzerland from the UK can freely enter Switzerland for holidays if fully vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid-19.*

All travelers to Switzerland need to complete a simple passenger locator form online.

Returning to the UK from Switzerland or France does not require quarantine

Please see the UK Government's guidelines for more details on requirements for re-entry to UK.

Good information on travel to all Schengen countries (including transit) can be found here.

Frost Guiding 2022 Season

Our chalet in Evolene will be OPEN as usual. We can also offer all our usual courses and private guiding trips with a discount for climbers who prefer to organise their own accommodation (e.g. hotel or camping). Only clients who are vaccinated against covid 19 can be accommodated as most mountain huts are only open to vaccinated guests.

What else do I need to know?

  • Entry to Switzerland from outwith the Schengen area requires full vaccination or recovery from covid*
  • For more information on access to Switzerland for non-Swiss residents follow this link
  • Face masks must be worn in Switzerland in indoor public spaces and on public transport (including cable cars)
  • Access to indoor spaces in restaurants, caf├ęs, museums, sports halls, swimming pools etc is only with a valid covid passport (proof of vaccine).
  • You should bring a supply of face masks and small bottles of hand sanitiser with you to use in huts
  • Please bring your own hand towel for the chalet as we will not provide shared hand towels this year
  • Most travel insurance policies offer cover for covid related incidents (e.g. medical expenses & repatriation) for a small extra fee - we recommend that you ask your insurer for details
  • We can organise covid-19 tests for our clients who need them for onward travel from Evolene. Tests will be carried out by a visiting nurse in our chalet on Wednesday mornings and at Evolene Doctors surgery at other times. Payment is required at the time of testing.

  • Tourists entering Switzerland from non-EU countries are required to be vaccinated against covid-19 with a vaccine from the approved EU list. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they meet this requirement and refunds will not be given for cancellation due to "non-vaccinated" status. This includes having any required booster shots on time.

* "Fully vaccinated" means 2 doses of "2 shot vaccinations" (e.g. Astra Zeneca or Pfizer) with last does more than 14 days before you arrive in Switzerland
or 1 dose of a "single shot" vaccine (e.g. Johnson and Johnson)
"Recently recovered" means you have a positive PCR test from the 3 months before you arrive in Switzerland OR you have had the covid infection plus 1 dose of vaccine within 6 months of your covid infection