Hiking in Switzerland and Coronavirus- is it safe to travel?

In the past few months, we have witnessed the spread of panic due to the emergence of the coronavirus. Otherwise known as Covid 19, this virus took the lives of over 50,000 people all around the World. It’s the duty to all humans now to reduce the spread of this deadly virus and make sure we safe as many lives as possible. However if you are thinking to go hiking in Switzerland this summer here are some suggestions for you.

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All you need to know about hiking in Switzerland and coronavirus

At the current situation almost all Governments suggest to stay home and we agree on that. However, if you are still planning to go to the mountains follow few important advices.

If you are travelling take all precautions from the WHO which can be found here: link

Although Coronavirus mostly ‘attacks’ older people with the weak immune system, it is the duty of everyone to avoid spreading the disease further.

When we talk about hiking in Switzerland and coronavirus, during this summer (if allowed) avoid to go hiking in groups. Rather choose to go with one friend or choose an individual private hiking tour.

Hike in Switzerland – Should you cancel the trip?

There is no certain answer to this question. Of course if you planned your trip in April or May your Tour Operator should have already cancelled your trip for you. But if you are planning to travel in June or later, you should wait. 

In the case you have to cancel your trip, don’t do so, just reschedule. Your Tour Operator already worked hard to plan you trip, so be kind and show that you are still willing to travel next year or later this year. 

In Switzerland, out of about 8.5 million people, the current number of infections is reaching 20,000. However, Switzerland has one of the most outstanding reputation when it comes to health system and the Confederation is working hard to prevent further infections.

Every person that comes to Switzerland goes through a health check. It includes measuring the temperature and observing the other symptoms. There is also another important fact. Every person who traveled through Italy or China will pass a detailed health check.  Some of them will even spend time in isolation.

‘Act responsibly while traveling’

Hiking in Switzerland and Coronavirus is not advised today but it might be possible in May, June or July.

In order to prevent yourself from Covid-19 follow these tips:

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water
  • Wear protective masks while you are traveling
  • If you use public transportation, it’s recommended to use gloves as well.
  • In case you don’t have access to water, you can disinfect your hands with a solution. It should have about 50% of alcohol.
  • Take vitamin supplements in order to strengthen your immunity. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean your hands after the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing too.

Above all, enjoy your holiday. It is the most important advice to keep in mind. Act responsibly and enjoy spending time in nature and fresh air. My-Mountains team will be on your service and will not expose you to large gatherings. In the end, we care both for for you, us our families and most of all our grandparents as well.

 

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