Coronavirus (Covid): Health measures

Discover the safety and health measures for your trip France<>Switzerland and on board TGV Lyria.

Following the announcements by the French government on 25 November, it will no longer be possible to dine in the buffet coach from Monday 29 November, but you may still buy food to eat at your seat.

We will continue to thoroughly disinfect our trains and we ask you to maintain social distancing and hygiene measures to ensure that we all stay safe.

Travel conditions


Last update: 23/11/2021, 14:19


Our customers and employees' health, safety and well-being are our priority. We are closely following the information given by the health and governmental authorities on the development of the situation.

Wearing a facemask is mandatory aboard our trains, in stations, as well as on public transport in France and in Switzerland.


For all travel in France and all international travel on board our TGV Lyria trains, the health pass is required as of 9 August 2021.

  • All travels in France or international journeys with TGV Lyria requires a health pass (certificate of a complete vaccination schedule, PCR/antigenic test less than 72 hours old, or Covid recovery certificate less than 6 months old). To find out more about the health pass, visit the French government website.
  • Controls of the health pass can be carried out at any time during your journey.

Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland:

  • A certificate of a complete vaccination scheme, PCR/antigenic test less than 24 hours old or Covid recovery certificate less than 6 months old is required to travel to France, in the context of the European health pass.

  • You must also carry a declaration on honour stating that you are not showing any symptoms of Covid-19 and that, to the best of your knowledge, you have not been in contact with any person with a confirmed case of Covid-19 during the 14 days prior to your trip.

  • These entry rules to France can change at any time as the public health context evolves. We therefore encourage you to find out more about the French entry requirements prior to your voyage on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.


Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France:

  • Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not recovered must present a negative test result (antigen or PCR) on entry into Switzerland. After four to seven days in the country, another test must be carried out, subject to a fee. The result of the second test must be sent to the relevant cantonal office.

  • All travellers entering Switzerland – whether vaccinated, recovered or with a negative test – must also complete the entry form.

  • These entry rules to Switzerland can change at any time as the public health context evolves. We therefore encourage you to find out more about the Swiss entry requirements prior to your voyage on the website of the Swiss government.

SNCF coronavirus security manifesto

Our safety measures

Our action for your safety

Taking action for protection

Please respect the wearing of masks by our staff and customers.

  • Where possible, access to the station, trains and sales areas is filtered (passenger flow is regulated).
  • Customers not wearing a mask are not authorised to go on board. It is the responsibility of each passenger to wear a mask with them before boarding the train.
  • For customers who do not have one, the sale of masks is guaranteed within the station and in the vicinity in France.
  • All agents present during your journey are equipped with masks to ensure protection for all.
  • Including children from 11.

Offering you the opportunity to wash your hands.

On board, supplies of water and soap in the toilets are checked regularly by the train manager.

Thorough cleaning of our trains

  • On board, a full disinfection procedure (fumigation) is initiated in the event of suspected infection.
  • Cleaning has been intensified and contact surfaces are disinfected with a virucide product
    • WC: flushes, taps and door handles
    • Passenger areas
    • Internal and external doors and buttons
    • Tablets
    • Passenger tables
  • TGV Lyria trains are ventilated at all times thanks to an ultra-powerful filtering system. This enables air in the coaches to be filtered every 3 minutes, with complete renewal of the air every 9 minutes.


Wearing a mask agains coronavirus - TGV Lyria

All together to fight COVID-19

Everyone on the train must be responsible

Health measures: protecting yourself and others

Please help us ensure the safety of everyone and fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Adhere to the following measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or in a tissue
  • Use disposable tissues and throw them away
  • Greet without shaking hands or hugging
  • Limit journeys and contacts to a minimum
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre

It is not always possible to keep your distance on public transport, and it is therefore obligatory to wear a mask.

Washing hands against coronavirus - TGV Lyria

Wash your hands

regularly

Coughing or sneezing against coronavirus

Cough or sneeze into your elbow

or in a tissue

Disposable tissues against coronavirus

Use disposable tissues

and throw them away

No shaking hands or hugging against coronavirus - TGV Lyria

Greet without shaking hands

and without hugging

Limit journeys and contacts against coronavirus - TGV Lyria

Limit journeys and contacts

 to a minimum

Safe distance against coronavirus - TGV Lyria

Maintain a safe distance

of at least 1 metre