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 hundred of thousands people all around the World. It’s the duty to all of us 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.
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.
“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman
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, May or June 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 30,000. 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.
At the moment it’s not possible to enter Switzerland for tourism. This is a decision that the confederation took to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. On the 29th of April the authorities will take further decision to ease the restriction in place. Stay tuned.
Hiking in Switzerland and Coronavirus is not possible today, if you enter the country as a tourist, 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.
Also, we highly recommend to read carefully what the World Health Organization latest updates are: link.
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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