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General notice

Dear guests and visitors
Due to construction works, the railroad line between Stansstad and Engelberg will be closed from 22 March to 18 April 2021. Rail replacement buses will operate.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Helpline in Nidwalden

A special helpline is available for the population of Nidwalden:

COVID-19 helpline canton nidwalden
phone 041 618 43 34 (Monday-Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00)
e-mail: helpline@nw.ch

Information on measures

Masks compulsory

  • Public transport (including public transport platforms, railway stations, airports or other public transport access points)
  • Publicly accessible buildings and their outdoor areas. These include, for example, shops, shopping centres, banks, post offices, libraries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, hotels (excluding guest rooms), restaurants, bars, discos, doctors' surgeries, hospitals, churches and religious institutions
  • Public space, where keeping a distance is not possible, for example in busy pedestrian areas
  • Teachers from kindergartens, for pupils from secondary level I
  • When working indoors where there is more than one person in a room. 

Events and meetings

  • Spontaneous outdoor meetings of family and friends with up to 15 people are allowed again. Indoors, the upper limit remains 10 people (incl. children), recommendation: from max. 2 households.
  • No public events

Wintersport Resorts & public transport (masks compulsory)

Bus and train services, mountain railways and cable cars as well as boat services on Lake Lucerne are back in operation, but in some cases still operate according to a reduced timetable. Please obtain information directly from the respective transport companies and consult the online timetable before each journey. As far as the use of public transport is concerned, the FOPH's hygiene regulations should be followed. Persons over the age of 12 will have to wear a mask in trains, trams and buses, as well as on mountain rail and cableways chair and drag lifts and on boats.

Ski and sledging slopes in the cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden are in operations.

Gastronomy & Shops

The restaurants in Nidwalden do everything for your safety and look forward to your take-away-visit. Safety concept for restaurants COVID-19 (only german)

Sports and cultural acitvities

  • Open indoors: Museums, libraries and reading rooms, archives, equestrian facilities.
  • Open outside: all outdoor areas of leisure facilities (e.g. zoos, artificial ice rinks, tennis courts, soccer fields, etc.)
  • Further closed: Cinemas, casinos, fitness centers, public wellness facilities.
  • Open for children & teenagers (up to age group 2001): Indoor and outdoor sports and cultural facilities (e.g. sports club, youth choir, theater group, youth clubs).
  • Indoor cultural leisure activities may take place with a maximum of 5 people (masks and distance).
  • Outdoors, a maximum of 15 people may participate (masks or distance).
  • Singing remains prohibited for adults indoors and outdoors.
  • For children & youth (up to age group 2001), all cultural and sports activities and trainings are allowed without restrictions. 

Travel restrictions

Persons arriving in Switzerland from certain countries are required to go into quarantine. For further information, consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). There are no travel restrictions in Lucerne or within the Lake Lucerne Region.

Clean & Safe: Safety measures

As a travel destination, Switzerland offers not only pristine nature but also safety and a good health system. The country’s tourism service providers are also taking special measures to protect their guests, ensuring they enjoy their stay in Switzerland. The safety protocols of the individual sectors can be found here.