COVID-19: information for keeping you safe
Things are a bit different in Basel in the current situation. We will have to be patient until major events can take place again. The safety and protection of the population as well as containing the spread of COVID-19 are the top priorities.
But the exciting aspects of our city, which are appreciated by locals and tourists alike, can still be discovered now: on a walk through Basel, you will stroll through the secluded narrow streets of the Old Town, pass by spectacular buildings by world-renowned architects and see open-air art everywhere.
Take care of yourself and everyone around you!
Effective since 31 May 2021:
What is open in Basel?
- Hotels and accommodation
- Museums (please book a time slot for certain exhibitions online before your visit)
- Restaurants, cafés and bars (no more than 4 people to a table indoors and 6 people to a table outdoors)
- Theatres, concert venues and cinemas
- Leisure and culture centres (e.g. Basel Zoo, Lange Erlen Animal Park and the botanical gardens of the University of Basel) as well as sports facilities
- Basler Personenschifffahrt
- Shops, shopping centres and markets
- Spas and leisure pools
- Tourist Information office at the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz (opening hours: Sunday to Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Saturday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm)
Please contact the provider directly regarding opening hours.
Which events are taking place and how many visitors are allowed?
- Outdoor events (e.g. open-air concerts): audience of up to 300 people
- Indoor events (e.g. theatre performances and film screenings, concerts): audience of up to 100 people
- Guided city tours: up to 20 participants (staged city tours: up to 30 participants)
- Museum tours: up to 50 participants
What is still closed now?
- Discos and clubs
Sanitation and protection
Please stay at home if you feel unwell, wash your hands often and keep your distance from other people.
Masks are mandatory for persons aged 12 and over
- in the indoor and outdoor areas of institutions and businesses open to the public;
- everywhere where it is not possible to maintain the minimum distance;
- in busy pedestrian zones;
- on all public transport and aeroplanes;
- at bus and tram stops, railway stations and airports.
The number of people who can be inside businesses open to the public at the same time is limited. Please enquire before your visit if online tickets are available to avoid waiting times.
Please also observe the rules of conduct and hygiene of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Information on measures and hygiene rules in Basel in various languages: coronavirus.bs.ch.
Entry to Switzerland
When entering Switzerland from certain regions, it is mandatory to report to the cantonal authorities and to go into quarantine.
Information on the current entry requirements can be found here:
Please check with your national authorities for detailed travel requirements before departure.
Effective since 6 June 2021: those travelling between Basel and Germany by road or rail no longer have to observe COVID-19 travel restrictions.
COVID-19 test centres for travellers
COVID-19 test centre at the airport
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Viselio Test Center Basel
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