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This extended regulation also applies to all tickets issued until the end of August 2020.

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08.02.21 Media Information: SWISS temporarily modifies its online check-in process in view of new PCR test requirement

Under new provisions for entering Switzerland introduced by the Swiss authorities from today (Monday 8 February), all travelers 12 years of age and older arriving in or transiting through the country must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The result concerned must also not be more than 72 hours old at the time of departure for Switzerland, and will be verified by ground personnel at the departure airport at check-in or the gate. All travellers to Switzerland – including those transiting through the country – must also complete the Swiss authorities’ electronic form for incoming travellers (https://swissplf.admin.ch/home) before starting their journey. [1]

In the light of these new provisions, SWISS is making temporary modifications to its online check-in process. With immediate effect, customers checking in for their flight to Switzerland will not be sent their boarding pass but will receive a confirmation instead. Upon presentation of this confirmation to the check-in agent at their departure airport, they will be issued with their boarding pass, provided they meet all of Switzerland’s new entry requirements. 

The new procedure may result in longer check-in waiting times. In view of this, travellers are urged to arrive at their departure airport in good time, and also to inform themselves fully about the latest entry provisions. Further details of these for the various countries served by SWISS will be found at https://swiss.travel-regulations.com/.[2]

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15.01.21 Media Information: SWISS launches new cargo flights to Seoul and Lima

SWISS is adding two new destinations exclusively for freight shipments to the regular route network of its airfreight division Swiss WorldCargo: Seoul, South Korea, and Lima, Peru.

The first cargo flight to Seoul in South Korea will take off today, 15 January. The flight, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, connects Zurich and Switzerland with one of Asia’s largest economic centres. A variety of products will be transported, including general cargo, spare parts, car parts, electronics and other goods. This will be followed on 19 January by the start of cargo flights to Lima in Peru. This connection is also operated with a Boeing 777-300ER and offers additional cargo capacity between Switzerland and South America. The cargo transported will focus on pharmaceutical goods, machinery and spare parts as well as perishable goods from the region, among others.

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