Safe Travel / COVID-19

This page provides an overview of entry and transit restrictions in France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as information about precautionary measures in place at EuroAirport.


Last update: 22/01/2021

Key information at a glance

The airport is open and many routes are in operation. Please be aware that there are travel restrictions depending on your country of residence and your destination. Make sure you check the current rules for both. Please travel safe!
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Passengers arriving at EuroAirport from outside the European area (Member States of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Vatican and Switzerland) must present a PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before the flight that does not conclude contamination by COVID-19. The test must detect the "N" protein and needs to be shown on departure. These tests do not apply to Swiss nationals and persons holding a valid Swiss residence permit who are travelling to Switzerland but they may have to go into quarantine.

You must present an "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" when entering France from certain countries.


Current situation
Flight operations and entry restrictions at destinations are constantly evolving. Please check the applicable prescriptions before you set off on your trip.
To do so, contact your airline first, and then read the travel advisories of the country concerned:
> Travel advice for Switzerland: Travel advice EDA
> Travel advice for France: Conseils aux Voyageurs (in French only)
> Travel advice for Germany: Reisewarnungen Auswärtiges Amt (in German only)
> Travel advice Europe: Overview of all countries

Mandatory face masks
Protective face masks are mandatory throughout the terminal and on airport buses save for children under 11. Face masks are mandatory onboard airplanes, and airlines may have additional requirements apart from the mandatory face mask rule.  We recommend that passengers wear disposable face masks for the entire duration of their trip. Face masks are also mandatory on all public means of transport in France and in Switzerland.

Quarantine requirement on entering Switzerland
Travellers entering Switzerland from high-risk countries are required to go into quarantine. On arrival, passengers from high-risk countries must go directly to their home or to a suitable accommodation and self-isolate for ten days. They must report their arrival to the competent cantonal authority within 48 hours. Follow this link for the list of high-risk countries and the official measures and ordinances.

Information
  • We have compiled a list of FAQs with answers to travellers’ most important questions. Please consult the FAQs before you contact us.
  • Travellers are strongly advised to contact their respective airlines before setting off on their trip for information about flights and existing restrictions on entry at their destinations.
  • The Information Desk and Airport Service Centre are open daily from 5.30 am to 11.30 pm and can be reached at the following numbers: +41 (0)61 325 31 11 (Switzerland) and +33 (0)3 89 90 31 11 (France).


Rules of behaviour for safe travel

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Please observe the general hygiene and safety precautions. Wearing a protective mask is obligatory in the terminal and is recommended for the entire journey. Keep your distance, wash your hands regularly and follow instructions. By doing so, you will be making a valuable contribution to a safe and pleasant journey for everyone.


Entering and leaving the country / Crossing the border

The situation in terms of border crossing restrictions in Europe, the EFTA countries, and elsewhere, is evolving rapidly and the following information is therefore merely indicative. The Airport assumes no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in such information, or for any associated consequential damages. Please consult the websites of the relevant countries for information about their current prescriptions.
Leaving the country
As a rule, you may leave the country, but you need permission or a valid reason to enter the country of destination. Please contact your airline, the Embassy or diplomatic representation of the destination country, or any other competent authorities in this regard. You are advised not to leave the country before checking the entry restrictions at your destination.

Flag_of_Switzerland  Entering Switzerland

Please note that Switzerland is in a lockdown "light". With the exception of shops for daily needs, most commercial and cultural activities (including restaurants) are suspended and contact opportunities are severely limited.

What are the rules for entering Switzerland?

Travellers entering Switzerland from high-risk countries are required to go into quarantine. Passengers from high-risk countries must go home or to their place of accommodation directly on arrival, and self-isolate for ten days. They must report their arrival to the competent cantonal authority within two days. Follow this link for the list of high-risk countries and the official measures and ordinances.

Further information is available here:
> Information for travellers
> FAQ about entering and staying in Switzerland
> Federal measures and ordinances 

Who can enter Switzerland?

Entry into Switzerland is unrestricted for Swiss nationals, persons holding a residence permit, and authorised cross-border commuters.  For nationals of all Schengen states, and nationals of non-Schengen countries with the right to freedom of movement, in particular the United Kingdom (with restrictions), Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus, normal entry requirements apply. Border controls are still possible.

The lifting of entry restrictions for third countries includes the following states : Australia, Bulgaria, Ireland, Japan, Croatia, Cyprus, New Zealand, Rwanda, Romania, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Further information is available here.

The nationals of all other countries continue to be barred from entering Switzerland. Permission to enter Switzerland will only be granted in cases of urgent need: please contact the competent embassy or relevant public authority.

Flag_of_France  Entering France

Please note that in France a curfew is in force between 18:00 and 06:00. Establishments open to the public are closed, as well as restaurants. Shops are open, but contact possibilities are very limited. Travelling is, however, possible in principle.

More information: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus (French only)

What are the rules for entering France?

An "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" must be presented when entering France from certain countries.To move around during curfew (at night), you need an "Attestation de déplacement".

Passengers arriving in France from outside the European area (Member States of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Vatican and Switzerland) must present a PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before the flight that does not conclude contamination by COVID-19. The test must detect the "N" protein and needs to be shown on departure.

You can find more information on entry here (French only)

Please visit the following pages to check existing entry regulations:
> Entry requirements France (French only)
> Coronavirus : les réponses à vos questions (French only)
> Informations Coronavirus (French only)

Who can enter France?

As a rule, French nationals may always enter France.

Citizens from the European area (EU Member States, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican) may enter French territory, provided they meet the conditions for doing so. Additionally, France has re-opened its borders to travellers from certain countries. The current list includes the following countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Restrictions continue to apply to nationals and citizens of all other countries and border controls remain in place.

Flag_of_Germany  Entering and returning to Germany

Please note that Germany is in a lockdown until at least 14 February 2021. With the exception of shops for daily needs, most commercial and cultural activities (including restaurants) are suspended and contact opportunities are severely limited. Further information here: Measures of the Government (German only)

Entry to Germany VIA SWITZERLAND or
VIA FRANCE:
The transit is possible; travellers must, however, satisfy German entry criteria, as well as any entry and transit restrictions applicable in France or Switzerland, as the case may be.

Passengers arriving at EuroAirport from outside the European area (Member States of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Vatican and Switzerland) must present a PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before the flight that does not conclude contamination by COVID-19. The test must detect the "N" protein and needs to be shown on departure.

Citizens from the European area (EU Member States, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland,and the Vatican) may in principle enter Germany. Travellers from the following countries may also enter Germany: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

Germany imposes mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing for travellers from high-risk areas.
Likewise, all people entering the country must register before entry: www.einreiseanmeldung.de

For more information:
> Entry restrictions: Mandatory quarantine on returning from abroad
> Entry restrictions: FAQ (German only)
> International risk areas: List of international risk areas (German only)
> Information for Baden-Württemberg: Corona tests for returning travellers (German only)

For general information on entering Germany: Entering Germany (German only)


Our measures for safe travel



Precautionary measures at the Airport for safe travel

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Social distancing measures:
Adjacent seats in the terminal and at the boarding gates have been taped off for your protection.
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Hygiene measures:
Hand sanitiser facilities have been placed at security checks and other key points in the terminal.
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Social distancing measures:
Distance signage on floors at check-in counters, security checks and boarding gates to help you keep your distance.
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Hygiene measures:
Perspex screen dividers have been installed at check-in counters, security checks and boarding gates to protect travelers and employees.
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Hygiene measures:
Regular disinfection and cleaning of the baggage trolleys by our employees.
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Social distancing measures:
Provision of cleaned baggage carts with an appropriate distance.
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Hygiene measures:
Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all passenger areas as well as airport buses.
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Hygiene measures:
Installation of foot door openers which you can use with your shoes - prevents touching the door handles.


Further measures

To make your journey as safe and pleasant as possible we have brought in the following measures:
  • All employees in direct contact with passengers will wear a face masks
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection measures in all areas of the Airport are in place
  • Passenger flow management to ensure adequate distancing in specific areas
  • Daily disinfection of airport buses
  • Regular announcements over the public address system about precautionary measures and instructions
  • Installation of foot door openers to avoid touching doors with your hands
  • Disinfection of air-conditioning systems and regular replacement of AC filters
  • Automatic disinfection of handrails on escalators and walkways by a built-in UVC light
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of baggage carts
Data subject to change. Changes may occur without previous notice.