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 Switzerland since the 15th of June opened up its boarders to EU and Schengen Countries. This means people can again freely move around also for tourism reasons. 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: advices for public.
Although Coronavirus mostly ‘attacks’ older people with the weak immune system, it is the duty of everyone to avoid spreading the disease further.
“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?
With some precautious you should definitively not cancel your trip now. However, if you are travelling from non EU or Schengen countries you are not allowed to enter Switzerland yet. You can consult the details directly on the website of the Swiss Confederation.
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 just a little bit above 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. In fact, Switzerland has been declared the safest country in the world for COVID-19.
At the moment it’s not possible to enter Switzerland for tourism from third countries. The Federal Council will decide on the relaxation of entry restrictions affecting third countries at a later date in consultation with the other Schengen states. This is a decision that the confederation took to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Hiking in Switzerland and Coronavirus is possible only for “Europeans”, but given the situation it might be possible later in the summer for the rest of the world too. Let’s see.
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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