Villa Castagnola
Grand Hotel Lugano
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Health & Safety Measures taken by Villa Castagnola

The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are impacting our day-to-day life. The top priority at the Villa is the health and safety of our guests, customers and staff. 

Dear guests,
Please note that due to the current Covid19 regulations, access to our house is only possible with a Covid-19 certificate recognized in Switzerland. Children and teenagers under 16 years are excluded from the regulation. Thank you for your understanding.

Current travel regulations

Please note the current travel regulations regarding Covid-19 for all persons 16 years and older.

All guests of the Hotel (16 years and older / hotel, restaurant, conference and spa guests) must present a valid Covid-19 certificate when entering the properties. This proves that they are either recovered or fully vaccinated more than 2 weeks ago before arrival.  (2G Rule)

All guests arriving from abroad - whether vaccinated or recovered 

The following link provides information on the conditions under which entry into Switzerland is permitted. Regardless of which of the rules applies and which vaccine you have been vaccinated with, the official entry form must be completed before each entry into Switzerland, ONLY if arriving by Air or long-distance bus. The only  exception of the following border regions

Detailed information:

  • All guests arriving from abroad -  vaccinated or recovered - are NOT subject to compulsory testing. Only not vaccinated guests are subject to to compulsory testing before entry (PCR test or rapid antigen test). The PCR is valid 72 hours the antigen test 24 hours. 

  • Special entry regulations apply to Foreign nationals without proof of a recognised vaccination . Please consult the official website of the BAG for daily updated details.

  • The Digital Covid Certificate of the EU and EFTA countries are recognised in Switzerland. Holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate do not need to apply for a Swiss Covid Certificate.

  • The validity of non-European certificates is based on the vaccine approvals of the EU. The recognised vaccines entitle the holder to obtain a European or Swiss Covid certificate. Under the following link you will find the application form for persons vaccinated or recovering abroad. Keep in mind that the period between data entry and receipt of the Swiss Covid certificate is up to 5 days. The Swiss Covid certificate must be applied for accordingly before arrival. A fee of CHF 30 per certificate is charged for the conversion, which must be paid by the applicant.
  • Masks are compulsory in all closed areas, despite vaccination, recovery and testing.

  • On this website you can fill out an application form and upload the relevant documents.You will receive the recognised Swiss Covid certificate by email as a PDF or you can transfer this to the Swiss Covid certificate app using a transfer code.Please note that processing the application costs 30 Swiss francs and takes about 5 days.
    We recommend that you complete the Travel Check before travelling to Switzerland for an up-to-date overview of the official requirements.