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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 / 2G possible

  • The recommendations of the FOPH apply: where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, a mask should be worn.
  • In indoor areas, a general obligation to wear a mask continues to apply.
  • Employers still have the duty to protect workers. They decide where and when it is necessary to wear a mask at the workplace.
  • The cantons are esponsible for measures.

From 6 December applies throughout Switzerland:

Extension of mandatory masks indoors
Where compulsory certification applies, compulsory masks will also apply from 06.12.2021 Exceptions: Family and friends, choir, certain sports, restaurant table.

Restriction to 2G possible
Establishments and organisers with compulsory certification can restrict access to vaccinated and recovered persons from 06.12.2021 In the case of 2G, there will be no compulsory masking and no compulsory sitting (when consuming).

Events and meetings

Certification requirement applies as follows: 

Indoor events: 

  • Theatre & cinema performances
  • Sports events
  • Concerts
  • Private events outside (e.g. wedding parties)

Outdoor events: 
Events with more than 1000 people

As of 6 December, this will apply throughout Switzerland:
Extension of compulsory certification

  • Rehearsals and trainings in fixed groups indoors
  • Meetings with family and friends indoors with more than 10 people (recommendation)
  • Outdoor events with more than 300 people

Public transport, cable cars (masks compulsory)

Bus and train services, mountain railways and cable cars as well as boat services on Lake Lucerne are 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 public transports. 

Gastronomy & Shops

Restaurants, Discotheques and dance clubs 
Access is restricted to Covid-certified persons. As with all establishments where access is restricted to Covid-certified persons, the mask requirement is waived.

Sports and cultural acitvities

Sports and culture:

  • Indoor activities are subject to certification (museums & libraries, leisure facilities, zoos, casinos, fitness centres & sports facilities, indoor swimming pools, training*, music & theatre rehearsals*).

*Exceptions: Rehearsals & training in fixed groups (max. 30 people), religious events, events for political expression and self-help. Exceptions: rehearsals & trainings in fixed groups (max. 50 persons), religious events, events for political expression and self-help groups. 

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.