From 21 September 2021, and for a period of approximately four months, passengers travelling to France (including those in transit) will be required to check in their baggage and undergo security checks in the Swiss part of the airport.
As part of the work to put in place the new baggage handling system (BLC-NCIS), the counters and baggage conveyor belts in the French sector are being replaced. The work, scheduled to last until the end of January 2022, is being carried out in consideration of a period of declining traffic to French destinations, in particular due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
New access gate
In concrete terms, during the work, flights to a French city shall be handled on the Swiss side of the airport. Baggage check-in and security screening are done in the main part of the airport. Boarding will then take place in the boarding areas of the French sector (E-gates), which can be accessed from a new customs gate near the central area and the Montreux Jazz Café Express. In order to assist passengers, information is provided on screens and displays.
There will be no change to the normal operation for passengers arriving in Geneva from France. Duty-free formalities and other documents are processed at the airport on leaving France. The terminal remains available.
This temporary relocation of check-in and security clearance has no impact on French car rental companies, which remain available to their customers, as well as for passengers with tickets to other destinations arriving via the customs road. Using the customs road and the car parks on the French side are still possible.