Recommendations for travellers on the eve of the Christmas holidays


17.12.2020

Genève Aéroport wishes to remind all passengers that wearing a mask while in the airport is compulsory. As far as possible, passengers are encouraged to enter the airport without accompanying persons.
 
Genève Aéroport is rolling out a number of measures for passengers and employees. It has had a detailed protection plan in place for several months, approved by the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) and updated regularly. On the strength of this plan, on 8 October 2020, Genève Aéroport obtained Airport Health Accreditation (AHA).
 
The protection plan notably includes: respecting regular hand washing; the compulsory wearing of a mask in all areas open to the public and in some private areas not accessible to the public; the installation of various protective equipment throughout the airport; a one way system for passengers; regular cleaning of all surfaces and objects; and all passengers and employees respecting safe distancing of 1.5 meters. Depending on airport capacity and during certain portions of the journey, such as transport by bus, the protection plan allows distancing to be reduced with the compulsory wearing of a mask.
 
Implementation of filtering measures
 
From Friday 18 December 2020, Genève Aéroport is putting in place measures to filter increased traffic over Christmas and New Year in order to avoid congestion in the terminal. These measures will apply particularly on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as any other days which could prove to be busy.
 
In concrete terms, people accompanying passengers will not be able to enter the terminal. These measures, in place from 05:00 until early evening, aim to reduce congestion in the building and should make it possible to create more space between passengers waiting in public areas to check in, in accordance with the distancing measures requested by health authorities. Patrols in the terminal will ensure strict compliance with these measures.

How far in advance should passengers arrive before departure? Genève Aéroport recommends that passengers carefully follow the recommendations issued by their airline. It also recommends that, where possible, passengers check in online the day before their flight. The airport warmly thanks users for their understanding and emphasises the commitment of all teams on the ground to enforce health rules and provide passengers with good travel conditions.
 

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