Information about Covid-19 and the local situation

Current situation

Dear guests, dear locals

We do everything to provide you with a beautiful and safe experience in the destination Davos Klosters. From protection concepts and behavioural measures to the regulation of mountain railway tickets in winter: Here you will find all information about the Covid-19 situation.

Last updated: 18th October 2020, 19:09 h

Is Switzerland respectively Davos Klosters a safe travel destination?

Dense forests, clear lakes and fresh mountain air: Switzerland, and thus also Davos Klosters as a travel destination, offers not only pure nature, but also safety and a good health system. The tourist service providers also take special measures to protect guests and ensure that they have a pleasant stay in Switzerland.

Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

People arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine. A negative test result does not exempt you from the mandatory quarantine requirement.

Who must go into quarantine?
Protection concepts for download




Further information

With immediate effect, the wearing of masks is compulsory throughout Switzerland in indoor public areas and in certain areas of educational institutions. There is also an obligation to wear a seat in catering establishments.

How long is the compulsory wearing of masks currently in force in the canton of Graubünden?

The compulsory wearing of masks applies from Saturday, 17 October 2020, 06.00 hours, until 15 December 2020, 24.00 hours. The situation will be reassessed at the end of November and a decision will be made on how to proceed.

Where exactly must a mask be worn in future?

In the canton of Graubünden, the obligation to wear a mask applies in indoor public spaces that are open to the public and are generally accessible to a broad, undefined public during certain times. These include:

  • In the rooms of the guest advisory service of the destination Davos Klosters
  • Shops
  • Shopping centres
  • Post offices
  • Museums
  • Theatre
  • Administration building
  • Churches and religious common rooms
  • Cinemas
  • Stations (including platforms and subways)
  • Libraries
  • Hotels
  • Catering establishments including in bars, clubs, discotheques etc.
  • What are not considered to be indoor public areas?
  • Training areas of sports and fitness facilities
  • Banks (counter hall and self-service zones)
Who is exempt from the obligation to wear a mask?
  • Children before their 12th birthday and
  • Persons who can prove that they cannot wear face masks for special reasons, in particular medical ones.
  • In catering establishments (including hotels, bars, clubs, discotheques, etc.) the obligation to wear masks does not apply to guests sitting at a table.
The following persons are exempt from the obligation to wear masks indoors:
  • Employees and persons working free of charge, if effective protection against infection is achieved by special protective devices, in particular by plastic or glass panels without openings at head height.
  • Occurring persons such as artists and sportsmen and sportswomen.
When does the winter season start in Davos Klosters?

The start of the winter season will already take place on Saturday, 24 October 2020. Then the weekend operation will start on Parsenn Davos. One week later, on 31 October, the four-kilometre-long snowfarming trail in the Flüela Valley will be open again. The Davos Klosters Mountains are expected to start the the daily business on 26th November 2020 with the Parsenn ski area.



Overview operating hours winter
Why can guests look forward to skiing holidays in Davos Klosters despite protective measures?

The key word is distance. Davos Klosters offers no less than six ski areas and thus enough space for relaxing days on the slopes. Because we have so many mountains to choose from, the queues are never as long as in other destinations. There is no danger of density stress down in the valley either: our side valleys are ideal for relaxed winter walks or snowshoe tours and our free network of cross-country ski trails makes us one of the largest cross-country skiing areas in the Alps. Especially for the coming winter we are currently revising our guest programme and offer many new Corona-compatible offers. But we can't reveal more about this at the moment.

Have the service providers on site prepared themselves well?

The big unknown is the development of the pandemic. But mountain railways, hotels, restaurants, event organisers and ski schools have prepared themselves very thoroughly for the winter season. Their protection concepts are there to ensure that people in Davos Klosters feel safe and can still enjoy their holidays.

What does this mean in concrete terms for the mountain railways?
The mountain railways run continuously so that as few people as possible come together in the waiting areas and cabins. There are also special cleaning measures for seats, handrails and toilets. Among other things, cold foggers are used for this purpose, which eliminate 99.99 percent of all viruses, bacteria and spores on surfaces in a lift cabin in just one minute. As in all public transport, masks are compulsory in stations and cabins.

What will be different for guests this winter?
What guests will probably have to do without this winter is enjoyable après-ski celebrations without a minimum distance. However, the summer has shown that guests understand this and Davos has a lot to offer even without it.

Covid-19 info page of the Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG
Annual tickets (TopCard and season pass for locals)

In the event of an officially mandatory closure of all Davos Klosters Mountains (subscription for locals) and the entire TopCard area (for TopCard holders) as a result of a pandemic, Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG will grant the following entitlement for tickets purchased from them:(price paid for the subscription x days lost for the subscription)/260 operating days

  • Prerequisite: The entire validity area of the 2020/21 subscription is affected by the closure. In the case of TopCard, all three areas Davos Klosters, Flims Laax and Arosa Lenzerheide must be affected by the closure.
  • Basis for the calculation of the days lost: 260 operating days
  • Days lost due to the date of purchase are not included in the calculation.
  • The entitlement will be granted in the form of a credit note when the next subscription is purchased in 2021/22.
  • This rule applies exclusively to subscriptions 2020/21, already purchased and new purchases.
Day tickets and regional passes (several days)
  • Day tickets: Unused day tickets will be refunded 100 percent.
  • Regional passes (several days): In the case of tickets lasting several days, the days that cannot be redeemed will be refunded. For the amount of the refund, the refund rates defined in the General Terms and Conditions of Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG apply.
  • Condition: The entire validity area of the ticket is affected (in the case of regional passes, closure of all mountain railways). If only one mountain is affected, the ticket will be transferred to another open mountain.
  • This regulation applies exclusively to tickets for the winter season 2020/21 via the online shop of Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG, for purchases at the ticket offices or via third parties such as hotels.
What regulations apply to other official orders such as quarantine?

In the event of official orders, for example for quarantine, no ski passes will be refunded. In the event of illness, the General Terms and Conditions and refund claims apply upon presentation of a medical certificate. We recommend that you take out travel insurance.

Further information (in German)
When does the summer season start in Davos Klosters?

This year's summer season has started on June 6, 2020. Our popular summer guest programme Davos Klosters Active has began on June 8, 2020 and last until October 16, 2020. The individual experiences can be booked two weeks before the event at the local guest advisory service or online from our holiday shop.

Arrival tip: Forget about lugging your suitcase

This summer season, you can have your luggage picked up at any address in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Your luggage will be delivered to selected hotels and holiday flats in Davos Klosters the day after next - and back home again. This free offer is valid for bookings up to 31 October 2020:

Are the cable cars safe in terms of Covid-19?

Yes, the mountain railways have developed a comprehensive protection concept to provide the best possible protection for guests and employees. Important: From 6 July onwards, masks are now compulsory on all mountain railways. Excluded are children under 12 years and people who cannot wear masks for medical or other special reasons.

Discover the mountains from just six francs

You will receive the Premium Card from your first overnight stay onwards. With this card you benefit from the following discounts on the mountain railways:

Mountain railway Discount with Premium Card
Schatzalp up and down: CHF 6
Jakobshorn, Parsenn Davos, Parsenn Klosters, Rinerhorn, Madrisa up and down: CHF 10
Day ticket for all five mountain railways: CHF 15
When does which mountain railway open?
Mountain Railways Operating hours
Rinerhorn 6. June to 18 October 2020: continuous operation
Schatzalp 6 June to 11 June 2020: daily until 19.00
12 June to 17 October 2020: daily until 24.00
18 October to 25 October 2020: daily until 19.00
Jakobshorn 13. Juni 2020: Weekend operation 1st & 2nd section
27 June to 18 October 2020: 1st & 2nd section continuous operation
Parsenn Klosters 20. Juni 2020: Weekend operation 1st section
27 June to 11 October 2020: 1st & 2nd section continuous operation
Parsenn Davos 27. Juni 2020: 1st & 2nd section
04 July to 11 October 2020: 1st & 2nd & 3rd section continuous operation
Madrisa From 20 June to 18 October 2020: continuous operation
When will events take place again?

On our events page we will keep you informed about which events can be held and which are cancelled or postponed. In principle, we work with the organisers to find solutions for holding the events - in strict compliance with the conditions.

Download as PDF (only in German)
Can I cancel my stay?

If you intend to cancel your stay, we kindly ask you to contact the respective accommodation or travel insurance company.

Where can I get information by telephone?
  • The official Corona-Hotline of the municipality of Davos is now closed for general concerns such as shopping needs, errands and all non-medical matters. Alternatively, the municipality of Davos can be contacted on +41 81 414 30 00.
  • The Corona-Hotline of Davos Hospital for all medical questions in connection with the Covid-19-
  • Illness: +41 81 414 80 00.
  • 24-hour emergency number of the Davos general practitioners: 0844 003 003
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