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Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Photo: Marcus Gyger | Luzern Tourismus


Dear Guests and visitors

Please do not hesitate to contact us for information by telephone or in writing.
We are available from Monday to Friday from 07.00 a.m. - 07.00 p.m.

Nidwalden Tourism, +41 (0)41 610 88 33
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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 (except at the workplace, provided distance is maintained)

Events and meetings

  • No more than 10 persons in the circle of friends and family
  • No events with more than 30 people

Due to the current situation, various events have been cancelled.


  • Dance halls and discos are closed
  • Maximum of 4 persons per table (exception: families)
  • Closing time from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. (New Year's Eve extended to 1 a.m.)
  • Restaurants in ski resorts: You may only enter if a table is free (from 9 December 2020)

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

Sports and cultural acitvities

Sports and cultural activities with more than 15 people are forbidden.

  •  Exceptions are trainings and rehearsals of under 16-year-olds and in the professional sector
  •  Contact sports in the amateur sector and rehearsals in amateur choirs and yodel groups are forbidden
  • No singing: Outside the family circle and the compulsory schools, singing is forbidden both outdoors and indoors.

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.

Protection concepts winter sports areas

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.