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Information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hotels, sights, museums, shops, and leisure facilities welcome you to Basel. The following hygiene and safety measures are in place to keep locals and visitors safe.

People aged 12 years and older will be required to wear masks in the indoor and outdoor areas of shops, shopping centres and museums, in the outdoor areas at zoos, botanical gardens and leisure facilities, in all other indoor places accessible to the public and in public spaces where the social distancing rules cannot be complied with, in busy pedestrian zones, across the entire public transport network and in aircraft, at bus stations and tram stops, as well as in railway stations and airports.

From 29 October 2020, nightclubs will stay closed. 

Restaurants and bars are closed until further notice. 

Hotel restaurants will remain open for hotel guests only.

Outdoor gatherings of family and friends are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Public events are banned.  

Current information and conditions of entry into Switzerland 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. 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.

In the departure hall on the French side of the airport terminal, the Covid-19 testing centre at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg offers rapid antigen tests and RT-PCR tests. Passengers and their accompanying persons can use the testing services from Monday to Saturday, 7.30 am to 12.30 pm.

The Tourist Information in the Stadtcasino is open for you from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. You can also reach us by telephone from Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at +41 61 268 68 68 or by e-mail at [email protected] 

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

Further information


Until further notice, there will be no public and private group guided tours. For bookings or cancellations of Basel Tourismus products and services, please contact [email protected].

The Tourist Information in the Stadtcasino is open for you from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. You can also reach us by telephone from Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at +41 61 268 68 68 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Basel @ Home

The desire to travel, to go to a restaurant or spend time with friends and family is very strong at the moment, for almost everybody. Many businesses in Basel provide a variety of measures to lighten up these challenging times: they take you on a virtual tour of their premises, they show you recipes to try out at home and bring art and concerts straight to your own living room. 

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