News – Coronavirus


COVID-19 Information

This page will be regularly updated for more details about performances at the Grand Theatre de Genève.

Practical information

For your comfort and well-being, we will welcome visitors in accordance with the current health and safety regulations. As recommended by public health authorities and the Swiss Theatres Union, a COVID certificate will be requested with your ID Card on entering the building. The masks are mandatory. More details in the COVID Info segment below.

Doors open 1 hour before the performance. We recommend that you come early to avoid queues when entering the building.

Masks and had sanitizer will be available on the premises.

Enhanced cleaning of transit areas.

Signage recalling protective practices.

Our bars and restaurant will provide catering during our performances.


What is a COVID Certificate?
The COVID certificate allows to certify through a QR code :

  • a vaccination certificate valid in Europe
  • a PCR test less than 72 hours old
  • an antigen test less than 48 hours old
  • or a document proving that you have been cured of COVID for less than 6 months.

Once delivered, the QR code is available in paper and digital versions.
It is recommended to download the official Covid Cert application on your smartphone and save your QR code.

Do children need to present a COVID certificate to enter major events?
No. Children and teenagers under 16 years of age can enter major events without a COVID certificate. On request, they must be able to prove their age with an identity document.

Do tourists also have access to major events that require a COVID certificate?
Yes, tourists have access to major events if they have a COVID certificate.

For vaccinated people:
You can present an official COVID certificate from your homeland or have a Swiss COVID certificate issued. You can receive a COVID certificate in Switzerland if you are fully vaccinated and the vaccine you have been given is authorized in Switzerland. Each canton has at least one office responsible for this. You can find information on the websites of the cantons here:

For unvaccinated people:
You must be first be tested and then obtain a COVID certificate if your results are negative.

Is a COVID certificate the only way to access a major event? Can other documents be used?
Since 26 June 2021, a COVID certificate is the only document that can be used to access a major event. Both Swiss and recognized foreign COVID certificates are accepted.

If I want to participate in two major events in one week as a person with a negative result, will the cost of two rapid antigen tests per week be covered?
Swiss Federal Public Health authorities cover the costs of no more than one rapid antigen test per day. A rapid antigen test is valid for 48 hours. You can therefore use the same test for several events within this time frame.

Will I automatically receive a COVID certificate if I get tested for a major event?
Yes, organizers who offer on-site testing must issue certificates. These are then checked at the entry point to the event.

More information on the official website of the Republic and Canton of Geneva:

More information in the FAQ of the official website of the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health):

If you have tickets left over from last season, what should you do?

The Grand Théâtre de Genève box office has been in touch with all ticket purchasers and season ticket holders for performances cancelled during the 2020-2021 season. If this is not your case, please contact the box office.

Hoping for the best

The Grand Théâtre de Genève is doing its utmost to keep its rehearsals and performances on schedule. All our teams are busy working on our first productions and we look forward to seeing you visit the opera house once again! Fingers crossed!


Official recommendations

Health and Safety Rules


  • Wear a mask
  • Keep social distance
  • Throw away used tissues and masks in a closed bin
  • Avoid shaking hands and kissing
  • Always phone before going to the doctor or emergency room
  • Wash your hands thoroughly
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or elbow
  • In case of fever and cough, stay home
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For more information on the coronavirus and how to protect yourself, you can find recommendations and information on the following websites:


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