Key points for safe travel
The health and safety of our passengers and our crews are always our paramount priority. We adopt every possible hygiene measure and protection concept to ensure that you feel secure and at ease throughout your Helvetic Airways journey.
Please familiarize yourself in good time with the current entry provisions at your vacation destination. The information below for the destinations in our summer schedules is not exhaustive, and may also be subject to change or modification at any time.
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.
COVID-19 entry provisions for Switzerland
Below are details of the new official government regulations for entering Switzerland which come into effect on Monday 22 February to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. These entry provisions apply for 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 FOPH 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 regisering: 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 bound below:
COVID-19 entry provisions for Greece
Below are the currently valid entry provisions of the Greek authorities. Please voluntarily present, when you check in for your flight to Greece:
- a negative PCR test result
All travellers to Greece must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. This document must include the traveller’s name and their passport or identity card number. Excepted from this negative test result requirement are children under five and travellers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- your passenger locator form
All travellers to Greece must have completed a passenger locator form (PLF) at least 24 hours prior to their flight’s departure, and must be able to present the corresponding QR code on entering the country. Only one PLF is required per family.
You will find the entry provisions for Greece and the PLF to be completed online here:
COVID-19 entry provisions for Spain
Below are the currently valid entry provisions of the Spanish authorities. Please voluntarily present, when you check in for your flight to Spain:
- if you are travelling from a high-risk country: a negative coronavirus test result
All travellers arriving in Spain from high-risk countries must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. The present list of such high-risk countries will be found here.
- your health control form (FCS)
All travellers to Spain must have completed a health control form (FCS) online and be able to present the corresponding QR code on entering the country.
To access this health control form (FCS) and for further information from the Spanish authorities, click here:
COVID-19 entry provisions for Cyprus
Below you will find information on the entry regulations currently in place for Cyprus. Please present the following documents at check-in:
- Negative coronavirus test result
All passengers traveling to Cyprus must be able to provide a negative result from a PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under 12 are exempt from this (no test necessary). Passengers traveling to Cyprus from a country in the Red Category must take an additional laboratory test upon arrival. They must cover the costs of EUR 30 themselves and are required to self-isolate until they receive their test result via SMS. More information can be found here: Cyprus Flight Pass – Country Categories. Information for vaccinated passengers can be found here: Cyprus Flight Pass – Vaccinated Passengers.
- Cyprus Flight Pass
All passengers (incl. for children under 12) are required to fill out an online form prior to departure
The following link will take you to the online form and further information from the authorities in Cyprus:
Hotline for COVID-19 travel information