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Covid-19 Update EHL Campus Passugg

Measures of the EHL Group

EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality in Passugg (EHL SSTH) has developed safety measures for the operation of the campus together with a security team of the EHL Group. Our number one priority is and remains the safety of our students, lecturers and staff.

EHL SSTH strictly adheres to all recommendations of the government and health authorities and additional special measures have been implemented to maintain and protect the health and well-being of the entire EHL community.

Hygiene measures on the EHL Campus Passugg

The following measures are implemented at EHL SSTH in Passugg to protect students, lecturers, staff and guests on campus:

  • A Covid-Certificate is required to access the campus. After the security check, masks don’t need to be worn anymore.
  • An intensive cleaning plan is being implemented on the entire campus including the residential units. Handrails, door handles, restroom facilities, surfaces etc. are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • The identification and separation of infected persons are strictly regulated.
  • In the public areas, near classrooms, meeting rooms and offices, stations with hand disinfectant and cleaning materials are in place for discretionary use.
  • New IT solutions facilitate the implementation of hybrid classes and virtual events.
  • Wherever possible, the physical exchange of cash is avoided.
  • At the food and beverage distribution points, hand disinfection is mandatory upon entry.
  • The internal Covid-19 concept and the EHL SSTH quarantine plan were validated and approved by the cantonal health authority.

Guidelines for the EHL Campus Passugg

EHL SSTH abides by all recommendations of the local health authorities and has introduced a number of additional special measures to protect the EHL SSTH community.

EHL SSTH abides by all recommendations of the local health authorities and has introduced a number of additional special measures to protect the EHL SSTH community. A Covid-Certificate is required to access the campus. 


Arrival must be announced in advance to the Passugg Front Office:

The school is obliged to notify the cantonal authorities of all arrivals from risk countries.

Please find all information on arrival and the start of the new semester in the chapter below: Semester Start and Arrival.

Students, lecturers and staff must confirm before entering the EHL Campus Passugg that they have neither been in risk countries nor show symptoms indicating Covid-19 disease. Anyone who has been on holiday in a risk country must confirm in writing that the 10-day quarantine period prior to admission to the school in Switzerland has been observed. A Covid-Certificate is required to access the campus.

Overview Campus 2020

Suppliers may only use the entrance to the production kitchen of the Schulhotel Passugg (supplier entrance).

Employees of suppliers must use the hand disinfectant provided and wear a mask.

All delivered goods will be reloaded into our own containers and stored professionally.
It is only possible to visit the EHL Campus Passugg on invitation by students, lecturers or staff. Exceptions can be requested via the Director of Hospitality. A Covid-Certificate is required to access the campus.

Registration obligation
All guests must fill out the visitor form at the reception in the main building to ensure traceability.

Visitors are accompanied by their hosts (students, lecturers, staff) throughout their stay.
Only a limited number of parking spaces are available on the EHL SSTH premises. Visitors will be allocated a parking space after they have reported to the reception desk.
The restaurants on the campus are reserved for catering for students, lecturers and staff.

External guests can be catered for in the restaurants with prior reservation. All security measures apply. Reservations via:
Smoking is only permitted in the designated areas. The walking routes and guidelines in these areas must be observed.

Hygiene and conduct rules on campus

The following rules apply to all persons staying on the EHL SSTH Campus. Failure to follow the instructions can be sanctioned with a warning.

Everyone is required to follow the general recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in order to protect themselves and others.

The mask obligation on the EHL Campus Passugg has been lifted due to the introduction of the Covid certificate. The campus management may decide to reinstate the mask requirement if necessary.
In the public areas of the EHL Campus Passugg, near classrooms, common rooms and offices, stations with hand disinfectant and self-service material are available for the disinfection and cleaning of equipment, small objects and work surfaces.

In case of symptoms and/or corresponding coronacheck results you must stay at home or go into quarantine.

An infection with the corona virus can show the following symptoms:

  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat/throat inflammation
  • Breathing difficulties
  • fever or fever-like symptoms
  • Muscle aches
  •  Sudden loss of sense of smell and taste

Rather seldom do these signs appear:

  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal complaints
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Common cold

The symptoms of the disease can vary in severity and can be very mild.

Should one or more of these symptoms occur, the affected person must follow the following procedure:

  1. Immediate self-isolation (quarantine/stay at home)
  2. Contact a doctor and/or the school information service: +41 81 255 11 11
  3. Inform superiors (employees) or Student Services (students)

On the campus in Passugg a health check is carried out at the reception. This is to prevent anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 from entering the school hotel.

In case of symptoms and/or failed health check results, you have to go home again or try to find a quarantine possibility with EHL SSTH.

The following check points are performed during the health check:

  • Fever check
  • Questioning according to symptoms
  • Written confirmation of quarantine compliance and freedom from symptoms
  • Information on hygiene measures at EHL SSTH

The inspection is carried out by the EHL SSTH security team.

Students who live on campus and are unable to travel home can obtain information about existing quarantine facilities through our Front Office.

The Front Office Passugg facilitates students who are in quarantine and ensures that regular follow-up checks are carried out.


For students
Front Office: +41 81 255 11 11

Swiss health authorities
Swisscare: +41 44 655 12 59 (for students insured through Swisscare)
Public: +41 58 463 00 00 (8:00 - 18:00)
Passengers: +41 58 464 44 88 (08:00 - 18:00)

Emergencies: 144

The general rules of conduct apply in the public areas. Moving furniture and adding chairs in the public areas is not permitted. Anyone using communal furniture (lobby, tables, chairs, piano, PC rooms, photocopiers, etc.) is obliged to clean the areas and equipment used with the disinfectant material provided before leaving.

The capacity for events and functions on the EHL Campus Passugg is limited. It is important to coordinate events using the EHL SSTH event calendar.

Contact for external events:

Contact for internal events:
Director of Hospitality Services, Simon Rindlisbacher

In accordance with the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), unnecessary international travel for personal and professional reasons should be avoided. If you have to travel internationally, it is essential that you inform yourself in advance about local rules and regulations.

International travel by EHL SSTH employees must be approved by their respective superiors.
The classrooms are designed for all learners (HoKo) and students (PIF, HF, Bachelor) for face-to-face and distance learning (livestreaming). The personnel capacity of the individual classrooms requires a corresponding timetable, which is communicated in good time. Due to safety regulations, a "hybrid" form of teaching is necessary. This means that the learning content is taught in a mixture of face-to-face, distance and online lessons.

Services and Support

The fitness room is limited to the simultaneous use of maximum 4 persons.

The sports facility Obere Au is open and available to students.

Wash your hands thoroughly after outdoor activities when you return to the EHL Campus Passugg.

The student kitchens in the TOP (Bachelor Village), in the basement of the school hotel and in the Fontana are approved for a limited number of persons. Cooking in the rooms is prohibited.

The Stübli remains closed until further notice.
EHL has set up a solidarity fund of CHF 1 million to ensure that gifted students whose financial resources have been directly affected by the Covid 19 crisis can continue their studies at EHL. The financial support is provided in the form of interest-free loans which must be repaid after completion of the studies.

The loans are available to cover all or part of the cost of the training. The amounts and duration of the loan are flexible according to the situation. These loans can be applied for in addition to any scholarships.

Here you can find the detailed application procedure.
The EHL SSTH safety concept for student accommodation has been approved by the cantonal health authorities. The applicable rules are posted in the respective accommodation units.

In the restaurants the mask obligation applies to all. During the meal at the table, one may take off the mask.

Specific instructions are posted in each F&B outlet and must be followed along with the instructions of the restaurant managers.

The menus can be accessed via a QR code.

The new seating arrangements take into account the required distance and the maximum number of people per table. No additional chairs or tables may be added without the consent of the Restaurant Managers.

Contact lists are available via QR codes in order to record the contact data of all persons during meals, so that possible chains of infection can be traced.

The waiting areas in front of the dining room and the employment areas in "The Market" and in "The Market - Le Jardin" are marked.

Dining times are divided into several shifts to avoid a crowd of people. The allocated meal times must be respected.

It is recommended that all students, lecturers and staff members make cashless payments.

Semester Start and Arrival

Please find enclosed the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding arrival at the EHL Campus Passugg and the next semester start:


The start of the fall semester is announced as follows:

Swiss Professional Degree (HF)

  • 2-4 August 2021: Arrival and check-in for new students
  • 5-8 August 2021: Introduction weekend for new students
  • 7-8 August 2021: Arrival for returning semester students
  • 9 August 2021: Start of the semester

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management (BSC)

  • 17 September 2021: Introduction Day
  • 20 September 2021: Start of the semester

Students who experience any difficulty with the arrival date, should announce this as soon as possible to Passugg Front Office:

Each student who announces a problem not being able to respect the official arrival date will be contacted individually to find solutions based on their situation (geographic location, travel restrictions, visa restrictions, quarantine requirements), and will be in regular communication with the school for available alternatives.

We offer you the possibility to do your quarantine on our campus upon availability.

For this purpose you will be accommodated in a single room including bathroom and provided with food and beverages. During this time any physical contact with others is prohibited.

If, due to quarantine regulations, your arrival on campus takes place before the official arrival date, you will be charged for the additional costs.

We offer you accommodation and meals (full board) in a package at a price of CHF 75 per day (subject to availability).

If the study semester has already started in the meantime, you can follow the lessons virtually via live streaming. It will be counted as attended class time and you will not receive any absences.

As of 6 July 2020, anyone entering Switzerland from a country or area with a high risk of infection (according to the official FOPH list) is legally mandated to go into quarantine for ten days.

A negative test result does not shorten the quarantine period.

All EHL SSTH students will have to sign the declaration attesting that they either did not have to go into quarantine or that they went into a quarantine in line with the instructions of the Swiss Federal authorities'.

In agreement with the cantonal authorities, it is permitted to travel from the airport to our campus by public transport.

Here you are requested to take the direct route and to wear a mask at all times for everyone's safety.

Yes. As requested by the Swiss cantonal authorities, EHL SSTH will inform them of the students arriving from countries and areas with a high risk of infection.

You can find the list of countries and areas considered with a high risk of infection here.