Covid-19 Regulations in Engelberg – Newest report.

Marcus Caston getting jiggy with it in Engelberg. Photo Frank Shine.

Latest updated 19th of May 2021


At its meeting on 12 May, the Federal Council adopted a 3-phase model setting out its strategy for the coming months. At the end of May, when all those at especially high risk who wish to be vaccinated have received their jabs, the government will move from a protection phase to a stabilisation phase and initiate the fourth round of reopening steps.

If the epidemiological situation allows, restaurants, for example, will be allowed to resume service indoors on Monday, 31 May. The maximum number of people allowed to attend public events will be increased. For businesses that carry out regular testing, working from home will become a recommendation rather than a requirement. The Federal Council will send out the proposals to the cantons, the relevant parliamentary committees and social partners for consultation. A decision will then be taken on 26 May.

Our terrace and bar is open, Takeaway is allowed at Ski Lodge Engelberg.

Questions and Answers on the new Covid-19 Regulations in Engelberg.

Are the lifts closed?

No, from the 30th of December 2020 the lifts and piste areas are open again.

What can I do if I don’t like to ski in Engelberg ?

You can go up and enjoy the sun, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Where can I eat if the restaurants are closed?

Hotel guests can eat breakfast, eat dinner in our hotel restaurant “Brasserie Konrad”, and have a drink in our cozy bar.

Can I travel to Switzerland?

Yes, if your country of residence or country that you are traveling from, in the last 24 hours, is not on this list. (Changes depending on developments).

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Are the ski rentals and shops closed?

No, they are allowed to have open from 1st of March again.

Is it possible to go Ski Touring or Sledging in Engelberg?

Yes, all lifts are open for everyone to do anything.

Can I eat Lunch when all restaurants are closed?

Yes, many restaurants on the mountain and in the village offer Take Away Lunch and terracce seating, and the bakeries are open.

Can I eat out in a restaurant in Engelberg?

Only hotel guests can eat and drink inside hotel restaurants and Bars, but outside on the terrace, everyone is allowed. You can also order takeaway from a lot of restaurants.

What are the Mask Requirement rules in Engelberg, Switzerland?

A mask is required on all lifts, including ski and chair lifts. When standing in line, a mask must be worn and the distance must be maintained.

In all closed means of transport, you are required to wear a mask, and only two-thirds of the seats in cabins and gondolas may be occupied. This applies to seats and standing room.

You are also required to wear a mask when standing up, for example in restaurants, bars and shops.

What are the opening times for Bars and Restaurants in Engelberg?

Hotel restaurants and Hotel bars for hotel guests until 23.00, plus that the outside terraces in Canton Obwalden are open for external guests until 23.00.

More info on New rules for restaurants here.

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We will keep you updated.

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