Travel safely with us
We are delighted to be able to welcome you aboard the Glacier Express again. We will do our utmost to ensure the safest possible travel for you on board our trains. Unfortunately, this entails a number of restrictions in terms of what we can offer. It also involves your cooperation. Our Railservice is available round the clock to answer any questions you may have.
COVID certificate requirement from 13.09.2021
The Glacier Express is following the guidelines set out in the public transport safety concept and the measures outlined for tourist traffic and gastronomy. We are therefore obliged to adhere to the new regulations adopted by the Federal Council on 8 September 2021 regarding an extension of the certificate requirement.
As a result, as of 13 September 2021, all passengers aged 16 and over must present a valid COVID certificate before starting their journey on the Glacier Express. The certificate documents a COVID vaccination, recovery from the illness or a negative test result. A test result without a certificate is not sufficient.
For travelers outside the EU/EFTA Countries, a COVID vaccination certificate together with a passport is aslo accepted. The vaccine must be approved by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Certificates are checked by our employees before passengers embark. In order to help us carry out the checks as quickly as possible, please have your certificate and some form of ID ready when the train arrives.
For the latest safety information and travel regulations, we also advise you to consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the regulations given by your home country and/or the WHO.
Restrictions on offers
For the sake of your health, we have had to restrict some of our offers:
- Reduced catering (prior dining reservations recommended)
- The service car is reserved exclusively for train and catering staff, and the bar is closed
- If left behind, printed materials (on-board brochure/magazine) will be collected after each passenger
- Only a limited number of souvenirs will be on sale (all souvenirs are also available online)
- All passengers must carry their own luggage on board