Key points for safe travel
What we’re doing for your health
- All our aircraft have advanced air filters installed, and are particularly thoroughly cleaned.
- We’ve reduced our inflight service to help keep everyone safe:
- limited food and beverage service
- no inflight duty-free sales
What you can do for your health
- Please strictly follow all the instructions and hygiene guidelines of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) at all times.
- Should you feel unwell or notice any possible COVID-19 symptoms before you begin your trip, we advise you not to travel, but to call your doctor instead.
- If you feel that you are OK to travel, bring a face mask with you and wear it throughout your flight. Be sure to bring enough face masks with you, too, to cover your whole trip.
Travelling to Switzerland: official regulations to counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) in international travel
Below are details of the new official Swiss government regulations for entering Switzerland which come into effect on Monday 22 February to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This information is not exhaustive. And please remember that it is the traveller’s responsibility to check all travel regulations and immigration provisions and ensure that they have all the valid travel documents required.
The Swiss immigration provisions below apply to travellers arriving in Switzerland by air. When checking in for your flight, please voluntarily present the corresponding documents.
A negative COVID-19 test result
All travellers to Switzerland must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result. Please refer to the regulations of the FOPH under Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland.
The test result can be presented in paper or digital form.
A negative COVID-19 test result is not required for children under 12. For further exceptions from this negative test result requirement, please contact the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health directly at https://www.bag.admin.ch.
Passenger locator form
All travellers to Switzerland must register themselves via the swissplf.admin.ch website prior to arrival. Please present the email confirming such registration when you check in for your flight to Switzerland. Just enter any seat number when registering: you will be assigned your seat at check-in, and can then modify your registration if necessary via the confirmation you are sent.
If you need any further information, please contact the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health directly at https://www.bag.admin.ch
As of 6 July 2020, all travellers entering Switzerland from certain regions must go into quarantine. The FOPH keeps a list of the affected regions and updates this regularly. Rules regarding entry to Swiss territory can be found below:
COVID-19 provisions for travellers flying to Pristina (Kosovo)
Below are details of the immigration provisions that are currently in place in Kosovo in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that this information is not exhaustive. And please bear in mind that the responsibility for checking these immigration provisions and ensuring that you are in possession of the travel documents required rests with you as the traveller.
- Travellers to Pristina who are Kosovo nationals or hold a Kosovo residence permit may enter the country without needing to present a negative PCR test result. But all travellers entering the country must self-quarantine for seven days immediately after arrival. They must also document when entering the country where this self-quarantine will be spent (e.g. with family or friends or at a hotel).
- Travellers to Pristina who are not Kosovo nationals may only enter the country on presentation of a negative PCR test result. For such travellers arriving from a country on the Red List (such as Switzerland), this test result may not be more than 72 hours old at the time of entry. For accompanying children under seven years of age, no such test result is required.
- Travellers who are in transit through Pristina and will be leaving the country again within three hours – by air or via a land border – are not required to present a negative PCR test result. All such travellers must, however, sign an official declaration regarding their onward travel. Such travellers are also urged to inform themselves fully of the immigration provisions at their onward destination.
Hotline for COVID-19 travel information
The Checkport Call Center offers travellers telephone information (in English, German or French) on the latest COVID-19-related immigration provisions for their final destination and any transit points en route. Checkport’s travel specialists are available between 08:00 and 18:00 every day (including public holidays) on 0900 734 736 (calls charged at CHF 2.50 per minute).