Genève Aéroport invites all passengers wishing to travel to the United Kingdom to carefully follow the information provided by their airlines and not to go to the airport without valid tickets for a confirmed flight. In addition, very strict rules apply for flights arriving from the UK.
Following the discovery of a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus in Great Britain and South Africa, the Federal Council adopted new measures on Monday, 21 December 2020. Anyone arriving on or after 14 December 2020 from one of these two countries must self-isolate for ten days. Passengers are invited to follow health authority recommendations.
The Federal Council has decreed a general entry ban on Swiss territory for all foreign nationals arriving from Great Britain or South Africa. Tourist trips in particular from these two countries are prohibited.
Very specific rules define who is allowed to travel from Switzerland to the UK and from the UK to Switzerland. As such, only persons belonging to one of the following categories may travel from the United Kingdom to Switzerland:
- Swiss citizens (including citizens of Liechtenstein);
- holders of a residence permit or D visa issued by Switzerland;
- holders of a laissez-passer who meet the previously applicable conditions for entry.
As a result, French nationals arriving from the UK are not eligible for entry into Switzerland and may not travel to Switzerland. The same applies to UK citizens or other foreign nationals with a French residence permit, for example. These persons are not permitted to enter Switzerland and then return to their residence in France.