Despite Coronavirus to the Spa-hotel Valais Switzerland

Information for guests with and without COVID certificate

last updated: February 16, 2022

Finally, the Federal Council announced today that it will lift virtually all measures. Even without vaccination and without certificate we can again welcome all guests. And all guests can again make use of our entire offer - be it the thermal bath with the warm brine water, sauna + steam bath, fitness room, massages, etc. We hope it will stay like this.
And therefore we ask all our guests to be considerate, to keep some distance and to continue to follow the effective hygiene rules. For the time being, we will also continue to observe certain precautionary measures and, for example, continue to test our employees regularly. And you can continue to benefit from our breakfast, which we will be happy to serve to you in your room free of charge.
On the other hand we still have a

Private Spa offer, which can be booked on request. This allows you to rent the large thermal pool, sauna + steam bath as well as the fitness room for exclusive use during the closing time of the pool + wellness area between 12 and 15 o'clock. Sauna and steam bath are also available for private rent in the morning. In the afternoon, access is free for all our guests from 3 to 8 pm.

Special times generate special needs and require special measures.
And fortunately for all of us, special times do pass. Since January 16, virtually all restrictions as a result of Covid have been lifted in Switzerland. Below you can see what was valid in the last weeks and months. We hope that we will continue to do so.

It is our concern to accommodate our guests in the spa hotel Salina Maris in the Valais, Switzerland as far as the FOPH regulations allow and to offer additional possibilities.
Many indoor offerings are now only available to those who have been vaccinated and recovered. In addition, a test certificate is required for use of pool and spa if vaccination or illness occurred more than 120 days ago. However, hotel stays are still possible for everyone. And also for wellness we have certain offers, which everyone can use.
The following rules apply at the Wellnesshotel Schweiz Salina Maris::
You will find more detailed information below on the following topics


Swiss Wellness Hotel Salina Maris in Valais

G2 / 2G+: vaccinated or recovered

can enjoy all benefits (almost) without restrictions. In the general areas such as at the breakfast buffet, in the lobby, the corridors or cloakrooms, masks are compulsory for all guests. We also ask you to keep your distance in the interest of all.

In the thermal swimming pool, in the wellness area (sauna + steam bath) as well as in the fitness room 2G+ applies. Here you will need an additional test certificate if your vaccination or illness dates back more than 120 days.
(You can find more information about the testing options below.)

Please note the special (Corona) opening hours of the wellness area. Sauna and steam bath are available to our guests free of charge from 3 - 7:45 pm. If you would like to use the wellness area in the morning, you can use the sauna and steam bath privately for 1 hour at a price of CHF 20.

According to the orders of the FOPH, we have to check your COVID certificate at check-in, every morning at breakfast, when you visit the pool and wellness area and every evening at dinner. We would be grateful if you could have the certificate and your ID ready each time.

We can also gladly put on a wristband for you, which confirms your status to our employees. In this case, we can waive the repeated testing of the certificate -– in whole or in part.


Without COVID certificate to the wellness hotel in Valais Switzerland

Hotel for guests without certificate

Guests who are neither vaccinated nor recovered are also very welcome! However, due to current regulations, we can only offer a limited service.

Overnight stay
in our spacious rooms are possible without restrictions.
Breakfast in room
Without surcharge we offer you an extensive breakfast menu, on which all items and drinks are listed, which you will also find on the buffet. The breakfast you have prepared will be served to your room at the desired time.
Fill in the order form and hand it in at the reception in the evening. Without any changes on your part, we bring you the same breakfast every day at the same time. Of course you can adjust your order every day.
Dinner
In the restaurant we will gladly reserve a table for you on the terrace 😅. We will also serve you a small menu of the day (salad, plate of the day, dessert) or a Snack from our bar menu to the room.
On request, we can also assign you a room with a small kitchenette, so that you can prepare small meals yourself.
Wellness Junior Suite with Jacuzzi for 2
These spacious junior suites have a large double bed, seating area, balcony or terrace, small table and private Jacuzzi.
Book your junior suite online.


Wellness without COVID certificate at the Wellness Hotel Switzerland in Valais

Wellness for guests without certificate

Wellness
Unfortunately, access to the thermal swimming pool and the wellness offers is basically only possible with 2G+. Nevertheless, we have a wellness offer which is also accessible without COVID certificate and for guests without COVID vaccination.


Special cancellation periods and cancellation conditions in times of Corona

Cancellation policy

Due to the Corona pandemic we have temporarily adjusted our cancellation conditions. All direct bookings (via our homepage or by phone/mail) can be cancelled free of charge up to 44 hours before the day of arrival. Direct bookings of packages can be cancelled up to 7 days before arrival.
Special cancellation conditions apply for the New Year weeks.
In addition, direct bookers can cancel all bookings free of charge if the stay is made impossible by an official Corona measure – whether on the part of the hotel or the guest.


Entry at Corona into Switzerland without quarantine

Entry into Switzerland

  • Guests are generally allowed to enter Switzerland without restriction. All guests must complete the entry form and present a negative test result.
  • If you are neither vaccinated nor recovered, you must take a 2nd test on the 4th - 7th day after arrival. The test result and the number of the entry form must then be sent by e-mail to the canton of Valais. Our reception will be happy to help you with this.
  • PCR tests that are not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen tests that are not older than 24 hours are considered tests. Children under 16 years of age and persons with a medical test dispensation are exempt from the testing obligation.
  • Further information can be found on the website of the federal government and on the website of the canton of Valais


Test facilities in Breiten and the surrounding area Aletsch Arena test centre

Test centre in the hotel + in the Aletsch Arena

Guests who have been vaccinated or recovered more than 120 days ago must be retested after 24 hours if they wish to use the brine swimming pool, wellness area and fitness room. Together with our partner, the Central Pharmacy in Naters, we offer our guests a testing service.
You can normally book a test with us by telephone (027 928 42 42) up to 24 hours before arrival. Normally the test must be carried out in the afternoon by 4 pm at the latest (weekends by 3 pm). A provisional certificate, with which you can immediately use the wellness area, will be given to you immediately. The official certificate will normally be sent by e-mail within 2 hours.
Even at short notice, we will do everything we can to ensure that we can offer you a necessary test quickly and that you are not dependent on a visit to the Aletsch Arena test centre in Riederalp.
The rapid antigen tests are carried out by means of a nasopharyngeal swab, usually directly in the hotel or in the Central Pharmacy in Naters. The official Covid certificate will be issued by the Central Pharmacy in Naters and sent to you by email.
These antigen tests are generally free of charge. However, the hotel will charge you a handling fee of CHF 5 per test. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Cost of the Corona tests at the test centre in Breiten Price of the Covid test in Breiten

Costs for the Corona tests

The normal antigen tests are in principle free of charge in accordance with the latest federal regulation. They are offered by the Central Pharmacy and invoiced by them. In addition to various personal details, we therefore also require your health insurance card!
DISTRIBUTION CHARGE: Please understand that we charge a turnover charge of CHF 5 per test for tests taken at the hotel.
If required, we can also offer PCR tests. These cost CHF 150 and the test result is usually available within 24 hours.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Hotel apartment with cooking facilities

Room with cooking facilities

Almost all our rooms and especially our hotel apartments have a small cooking facility (2-4 hotplates and oven or microwave). If you would like to take advantage of this free offer, please let us know when you make your reservation.


An important recommendation by the FOPH is to “keep your distance”. Perhaps you would like our employees to keep as much distance as possible. That is why we can also offer you a hotel stay without room cleaning, without breakfast or with free breakfast service in your room. Inquire with us!

with cooking facilities


Our protection concepts are also able to hold in check the Coronavirus!

Protection concept

For our hotel we have drawn up a protection concept. It takes into account the guidelines for all areas:

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast (gastronomy)
  • Spa, fitness and thermal brine pool
  • personal services (cosmetics, massages, therapies)
In addition, all our employees are tested weekly for Covid. Many employees have also been voluntarily vaccinated.

Basically, the technical requirements do not have to worry our guests. We take care of it ‐ and so it looks sometimes a bit unusual in the Salina Maris. But if you are interested in our protection concept, you are welcome to download it

Protection concept

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