The Corona-crisis left hundreds of Swiss tourists abroad beaches. First, it was said that everyone must look for yourself as he comes back home. Now there is a return-action in South America, Stranded. In cooperation with Edelweiss, the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) three flights for around 750 Swiss.

The first repatriation flight landed on Tuesday afternoon at the Zurich airport. The machine came from Costa Rica. The Mission departed, it was from Zurich on Sunday. The recall is the largest in the history of Switzerland.

A special control will not await the returnees at the airport of Zurich. The Hygiene and behaviour of implemented recommendations by the Federal office for health (BAG).

A survey of passengers, temperature measurement, or the like is not provided, such as the Zurich airport says, at the request of a VIEW. Posters of the BAG had been hung and about 300 windshield at Check-in, information desks and other stations for the protection of employees and passengers assembled

Swiss is sitting in the Hostel festival

More of the country of return flights is expected the EDA on Wednesday and Thursday morning. A plane from Bogota in Colombia, is due to arrive on Wednesday at 7.45 PM in Zurich. Returnees from Lima in Peru to land on Thursday at 9.20 am. The home for ten days have returned to the quarantine.

by Thursday morning, the FDFA wants to get back to three flights a total of about 750 resident in Switzerland people home.

But not all in South America, Stranded, sitting in the plane. Some sit still. So, for example, a reader who logs on from Cusco. The Hostel in which he is just, is under quarantine. Means for the Swiss: in Peru, to endure. For how long is still unclear.

what is Clear is: In the coming weeks, the EDA is planning dozens of additional flights to Latin America, Asia and Africa. In the foreground of the destinations are first of all on these three continents. The respective countries will be published by the EDA, as soon as the investigations made with the Airlines and the diplomatic representations of local knowledge.

Federal funds the Charter flights

in Order to coordinate the repatriation and to benefit from synergies, the EDA with other countries. Some flights organized by the Switzerland itself, the other together with partner States.

So it was too early to estimate the cost of the action. Switzerland go “very cost-conscious,” says the Department. The Federal government finances the Charter flights. The returning tourist, tourists, and business travelers must pay part of the cost. This proportion is likely to be in the order of magnitude of a normal airline tickets.

tens of thousands of travelers from Switzerland, according to estimates by the EDA currently abroad. The Federal Council has called on you last week to return to Switzerland. Around 17’000 registered your travel date to the Travel Admin App.(SDA/jmh)


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.