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Information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hotels, sights, museums, shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities welcome you to Basel. Hygiene and protection concepts ensure a safe visit. Masks are compulsory throughout the public transport system. In restaurants and at events, 100 guests will are permitted if the rules on distance cannot be observed and masks are not compulsory.

Citizens from all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom may enter Switzerland. The information entry requirements for all other nationals can be found here: More information
When entering Switzerland from certain areas, it is compulsory to report to the cantonal authorities and to go into quarantine for ten days. The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) maintains a continuously updated list of these areas. The persons concerned will be informed in cross-border means of transport and at border crossings. Important: Travellers must inquire with their national authorities about the exact travel conditions before starting their trip.

The Tourist Information in the City Casino is open for you from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 16.00. You can also reach us by telephone from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.00 at +41 61 268 68 68 or [email protected].

The public guided tours of Basel Tourism and group tours with a maximum of 20 participants are available. For bookings, cancellations of Basel Tourismus products and services, please contact [email protected].

Large events with more than 1000 people will probably remain prohibited until the end of August. Before your visit, please check the calendar of events or contact the respective organizer directly.

You will receive up-to-date information daily on our social media channels and in our newsletter.

Further Information

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Public guided tours of Basel Tourism are taking place again as usual. Private group tours with a maximum of 20 participants can be booked as usual.  For bookings, cancellations of Basel Tourismus products and services, please contact [email protected].

Public city tour The public city tour will take place bilingually (D/E) on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. (on weekdays there will be no public city tours until further notice).
Oldtimer tram The trips in the oldtimer tram won't take place until further notice. 
City Hall Tours The public city hall tours are now bookable again. There is a limit to the number of participants (max. 10 persons) and the wearing of masks is compulsory. 
Tours in Augst The public guided tour in the Roman city on 14 June 2020 was cancelled. The other Augst tours should probably take place again.
Monthly tours The monthly tours continue now as normal, the number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
Brunch tours The brunch tours continue now as normal, the number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
General public city tours

We recommend that guests on public tours wear their own protective mask (but it is not mandatory). Wearing a protective mask is only compulsory for guided tours of the town hall and tours on the solar boat.

Important: All tickets must be booked either online, via our Guest Service or the Tourist Information.

Group guided tours The number of participants in group tours is limited to a maximum of 20 people. In the case of individually booked group tours, it is pointed out that it is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the participants are able to follow the tour. Short visits to the Münster are not possible.

The Tourist Information Stadtcasino is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. You can also reach us by telephone from Monday-Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. at +41 61 268 68 68 or [email protected]. The Tourist Information SBB railway station will remain closed until further notice.