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Coronavirus: Information in English

On this website you will find a summary of important information, tips and recommendations in English.

The following institutions can help you with any further questions: List of important telephone numbers.


Mask requirement in shops

As of Thursday, 27 August 2020, a general obligation to wear masks will apply in all shops, shopping malls, and markets.

Mandatory disclosure of contact data in restaurants/culinary establishments

Guests of restaurants and other catering establishments must provide contact data. For families or other groups where all people are known to each other, it is sufficient to record the contact details for one person.

Restriction of numbers of people in restaurant and club rooms

No more than 100 people are allowed in a room in restaurants and clubs. A maximum of 300 people may be present in the entire establishment. This is valid until September 2020. 

Stricter rules at events

If protective measures such as masks and distancing are not possible, a maximum of 100 people is allowed at an event. Valid until 30 September 2020.

Stricter entry regime

There is an adjusted list from the FOPH (BAG) for the 10-day quarantine upon entry from certain areas. Information and list from the FOPH

Masks required on all public transport

Persons aged 12 and over must wear a mask in trains, trams, buses, mountain railroads, cable cars, and ships.

Thank you for following distance and hygiene regulations despite the announced easing of restrictions, and for helping us to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the city of Zurich.

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